Calder: ‘Economics’ Prompt Cancellation of La Prevoyante
Calder Casino & Race Course announced that it will be cancelling the Grade III La Prevoyante Handicap from its race card on Saturday, Dec. 28.
“As we approach the conclusion of the Tropical Meet, projected purse revenues have to line up with purses to be paid,” said Vice President and General Manager of Racing John Marshall. “In the case of the La Prevoyante, the race did not fill to the level necessary to offer a positive value proposition to Calder purses. If more horses would have been entered into the La Prevoyante as we had hoped, the projections for wagering activity would have painted a far better picture. This was a business decision based entirely on economics.”
The Grade III W.L. McKnight Handicap at a mile and a half on the turf for 3-year-olds drew a field of 11 entries for Saturday.
Sunday, Dec. 29 marks the last day of the 2013 Tropical Meet, and all carryover wagers at Calder, including the Pick 5 and Pick 6, must be paid out in full.
The 2014 Calder Meet begins Friday, Jan. 3 and continues every Friday through Sunday with a first race post time of 12:30 p.m.