Keyword: Festival of the Sun

  • My Brown Eyed Guy faces nine in the In Reality.

    O'Connell, Campbell Can Sweep Florida Series

    Trainer Kathleen O'Connell can complete a sweep of both the male and female divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes Series Oct. 12 at Calder when she saddles My Brown Eyed Guy and Scandalous Act for Gilbert Campbell.

  • Gourmet Dinner won the Majestic Light Stakes in July.

    Gourmet Dinner Back at Calder in Spend A Buck

    Gourmet Dinner, who won two divisions of the 2010 Florida Stallion Stakes series at Calder Casino & Race Course, returns to the track where he began his career for the $100,000 Spend A Buck Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 13.

  • Two T's At Two B won the first three races of his career.

    Division Winners Meet in Florida Series Final

    Two T's At Two B and D'nied Permission, winners of the first two events in this year's Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder Casino and Race Course, will return for the In Reality Division, the rich finale of the series Oct. 13.

  • Jackson Bend pulls away late in the  In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

    Jackson Bend Sweeps Florida Stallion Stakes

    Jacks or Better Farm's homebred 2-year-old colt Jackson Bend overcame a poor start and a late challenge from a contender to win the $400,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder Race Course's Festival of the Sun on Oct. 17. The victory made him the seventh horse in history to complete a sweep of the open division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Grand Cash leads a field of ten 3-year-olds in the Calder Derby.

    Calder Derby, Oaks Draw 10 Apiece

    Dave Vivian sent out Soldier's Dancer to win the Calder Derby (gr. IIIT) in 2007 and Christophe Clement won the 2008 edition with Sporting Art when the race was run in the spring, and those two veteran trainers will have the favorites in the Oct. 17 renewal of the $100,000 event.

  • Blazing Rate Spoils Summation's FSS Sweep

    Ralph C. Sessa's Blazing Rate nailed a resolute In Summation in the final stride to win the $400,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, spoiling the previously undefeated colt's bid to sweep the series on Saturday during Calder's $1.6 million Festival of the Sun card.

  • Built Up Edges Super Frolic in Spend A Buck

    Raymond Susi's Built Up rallied from just off the pace to take the lead at the top of the stretch and had just enough to win the Spend A Buck Handicap (gr. III) by a head over rallying Super Frolic on Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • Aclassysassylassy Finishes FSS Filly Sweep

    Aclassysassylassy completed a sweep of the filly division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, winning the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths at Calder during the Festival of the Sun.

  • Calder Meet Numbers Dip

    Attendance and wagering figures at the recently concluded Calder Race Course meet were down despite the popularity of the track's marquee events--the Summit of Speed and Festival of the Sun.

  • Bain Delivers Love Sting in Calder Oaks

    Love Sting, ridden by Gary Bain, posted a big upset with a 1 ¾-length victory in Saturday's $200,000 Calder Oaks on the Festival of the Sun program at the Miami racetrack.

  • Stroll, Best of the Rest Lead Calder Festival of Sun

    Claiborne Farm's 3-year-old Stroll, shipping in from New York, and Bea Oxenberg's 8-year-old resident handicap star Best of the Rest are among a host of top class performers set to run on Saturday's $1.5 million Festival of the Sun program Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • Here and There

    National Museum of Racing to honor Peb...NJ holds Thoroughbred Festival Sept. 20...TVG Contestants Can Win a Date with Dergen... More racing programming hits the airwaves in Baltimore...Calder gears up for Festival of the Sun and Horse Fair 2003.

  • Velasquez Gets 4th 'Sun' Stakes Win with Trust N Luck

    Winning his fourth stakes race on the Festival of the Sun card, jockey Cornelio Velasquez guided Trust N Luck to the early lead and cruised home for the 4 3/4-length win over The Name's Bond in Saturday's $400,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Velasquez Gets 4th 'Sun' Stakes Win with Trust N Luck

    Winning his fourth stakes race on the Festival of the Sun card, jockey Cornelio Velasquez guided Trust N Luck to the early lead and cruised home for the 4 3/4-length win over The Name's Bond in Saturday's $400,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • Velasquez Gets 4th 'Sun' Stakes Win with Trust N Luck

    Winning his fourth stakes race on the Festival of the Sun card, jockey Cornelio Velasquez guided Trust N Luck to the early lead and cruised home for the 4 3/4-length win over The Name's Bond in Saturday's $400,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

  • 'Festival of the Sun' Contenders in Action at Calder

    A dozen or more stakes horses with engagements in one of nine stakes worth $1.65 million to be run Saturday on the "Festival of the Sun" program were on the track for final workouts Monday morning.

  • 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.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the Thoroughbred industry...

  • Calder's Festival of the Sun Highlights

    The $400,000 In Reality and $400,000 My Dear Girl finale divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes series will be among the highlights of an outstanding card at Calder Saturday.

  • Calder Postpones Two Turf Stakes

    Calder Race Course announced Tuesday that two turf stakes races scheduled for Saturday have been postponed due to heavy precipitation in the area in recent days. Ironically, the races comprised a part of Calder's "Festival of the Sun" card.