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  • Juveniles Head Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder

    The highlights of Saturday's Festival of the Sun program at Calder, with nine stakes races worth $1.65 million, will take place when 2-year-olds Lawbook and Ivanavinalot lead the fields for the $400,000 In Reality and $400,000 My Dear Girl divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Nominations Strong for Calder's Festival of the Sun

    The $1.65 million "Festival of the Sun" day program at Calder on Saturday, Oct. 12 will feature nine stakes races, highlighted by the $400,000 In Reality and My Dear Girl division finales of the track's signature Florida Stallion Stakes series.

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  • Homeister Okay After Mount Crashes Calder Rail

    Jockey Rosemary Homeister was dismounted from her horse, Jolie Good, in Calder's first race Friday after the 2-year-old filly swerved sharply to the left after leaving the starting gate from post position number one.

  • Band Is Passing Returns After Six-Month Layoff

    After nearly six months on the sidelines, Stanley Ersoff's Band Is Passing returns to the races in Monday's $150,000 Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder.

  • Caller One Injured; Racing Career Probably Over

    Caller One, the 5-year-old gelded son of Phone Trick who captured the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) on World Cup Day earlier this year for his eighth career stakes win, fractured his right front sesamoid during a workout at Belmont Park July 9 and will likely be retired from racing.

  • Four New Members Named to Calder's Hall of Fame

    Four new members will be inducted into the Calder Hall of Fame on July 13. They are: Hollywood Wildcat (horse), Luis Olivares (trainer), Ocala Stud Farm (owner/breeder), and Alex Solis (jockey).

  • Calder Increases Purses 10 Percent

    Calder Race Course near Miami, Fla., announced a purse increase that took effect with the Friday, June 14 race card. The increase affects all overnight purses.

  • Sir Bear Works Toward Lone Star Park Handicap

    Barbara Smollin's Sir Bear worked five furlongs at Calder Monday morning and is likely to contest the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) on May 27. The 9-year-old gelding breezed five furlongs in 1:02 2/5.

  • Seeking the Gold, Claiborne Farm stallion and sire of $1-million colt at Fasig-Tipton's 2-year-old sale.

    Fasig-Tipton Gross, Average Increase; Buy-Back Rate Soars To 45.3%

    The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training turned in one of its most successful performances ever on Tuesday at Calder Race Course. Gross revenue increased. The average price reached its second-highest level ever. And the median established an auction record. But the sale also was a treacherous experience for consignors as the buy-back rate soared to 45.3%.

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    Good Vibrations Surround Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    With apologies to the Beach Boys, there have been some good vibrations going on at Calder Race Course in the days leading up to Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction could benefit from the participation of Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai and Ryanair founder Tony Ryan of Ireland. Both men have been very active in other areas of the Thoroughbred market, but have not been prominent before as buyers at juvenile sales.

  • Good Vibrations Surround Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    With apologies to the Beach Boys, there have been some good vibrations going on at Calder Race Course in the days leading up to Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction could benefit from the participation of Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai and Ryanair founder Tony Ryan of Ireland. Both men have been very active in other areas of the Thoroughbred market, but have not been prominent before as buyers at juvenile sales.

  • Good Vibrations Surround Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    With apologies to the Beach Boys, there have been some good vibrations going on at Calder Race Course in the days leading up to Tuesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction could benefit from the participation of Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai and Ryanair founder Tony Ryan of Ireland. Both men have been very active in other areas of the Thoroughbred market, but have not been prominent before as buyers at juvenile sales.

  • Florida Bill Would Give Hialeah Unopposed Dates

    Legislation that would mandate three distinct seasons of Thoroughbred racing in South Florida has been introduced in the House by Rep. Rene Garcia, whose district includes Hialeah Park. Another bill introduced by Garcia calls for statutory changes related to racing dates.

  • TVG to Air Fasig-Tipton Under Tack Show

    TVG announced that the network will be airing the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale from Calder Race Course in Miami, Fla.

  • OBS Calder Auction Ends With Record Average

    A sale record was established for average price at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select juvenile auction at Calder Race Course Tuesday. In addition, the median price increased dramatically from a year ago, rising to the second-highest level in the South Florida sale's history.

  • Pine Bluff Colt Among Fastest Workers In OBS Under Tack Show

    A Pine Bluff colt turned in the fastest eighth of a mile work Monday at Calder Race Course, covering the distance in 10 1/5 seconds during the first under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Comapany's select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction is scheduled for Feb. 5 at Calder in South Florida.

  • Florida-Bred Cup Day Planned For Nov. 16

    Modeled after other states that have state-bred days, Florida will run six races at Calder Race Course near Miami on Nov. 16, 2002. The program will be called Florida-Bred Cup Day.

  • West Coast Race Fields Improve as Gulfstream Park Feels Slump

    While California has worried about declining field sizes for about two years, Santa Anita Park has created hope this year by attracting 20% more starters per race in its first two weeks. On the East Coast, however, average field size has gone from boom to bust. Gulfstream Park came out of its 2001 season with an 8.2% increase in average starters per race, but this year field size lagged 18% during the first week of racing.

  • Number Catalogued For OBS Calder Sale Falls

    A total of 205 juveniles has been cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course. The number is down from 2001, when 217 were catalogued. This year's auction is scheduled for Feb. 5. Under tack shows will be held Monday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Feb. 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EST).

  • Profit Option posted an upset victory in the W. L. McKnight Handicap.

    Calder Race Report: Grand Finale

    The Calder meet that began in May--back when Sept. 11 was just another day on the calendar--came to a rousing conclusion during its extended closing weekend with five graded stakes, or exactly the same amount contested during the meet's first 166 days. Four of the stakes were on its Dec. 29 Grand Slam II card, the 32nd consecutive Saturday of racing at the Miami oval.

  • Chaposa Springs Choice is Gold Mover

    Edward P. Evans' 3-year-old filly Gold Mover appears to be the class among 10 fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Chaposa Springs Handicap (gr. III) at seven furlongs on the main track at Calder on Saturday. Jockey Eibar Coa will be aboard the daughter of Gold Fever for trainer Mark Hennig.

  • La Prevoyante Features Long Island Rematch

    Gerald Robbins and Jay Weiss' Queue, Roger Attfield and partners' Sweetest Thing, and F. Eugene Dixon's Lady Dora finished one-two-three, respectively, last out in the 12-furlong Long Island Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct on Nov. 10.

  • Mr. Pleasantfar, Honor Glide Top McKnight

    The final days of the Tropical-at-Calder meet should yield some of the most memorable racing of the year, beginning with Saturday's Grand Slam II program featuring four stakes races worth a total of $500,000.

  • Gold Mover Breezes Toward Chaposa Springs

    Edward Evans' homebred Gold Mover, one of 12 horses nominated to the Dec. 29 Chaposa Springs Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course, worked four furlongs at that track Sunday.

  • From the Print Edition: Broad Band

    While the public may have deserted him, the man who knows him best never lost faith. Though the highweight among the dozen starters, Band Is Passing, the favorite in 11 of his past 12 starts--each of which came in a stakes--could muster no more support from his home crowd than the 7-1 fourth-betting choice in Calder's Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Dec. 8. But his handy win by 3 1/4 lengths validated what his owner and trainer Stanley Ersoff had been saying all along.

  • Steeplechase Season Closes Sunday

    Florida's Calder Race Course will again close the National Steeplechase Association season, with two races carded as part of Sunday's racing program. The jumpers will compete in a $25,000 allowance hurdle and the $50,000 Tropical Park Steeplechase Stakes (NSA-III).