Calder Race Course

Summit Of Speed Returns At Gulfstream, Features Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In’

There has never been a shortage of searing heat in South Florida summers. At one time, though, sizzle was lacking. At least when it came to summer racing. No track understood that better at one time than Calder Race Course, which once held the summer dates for decades.  “It was kind of dead,” said former […]

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Florida HBPA Sues State Regulators, Calder Race Course Over Jai Alai Permit

The same bureaucrats in Tallahassee, Fla., who define a “horse race” as two equines ambling down a dirt path at a snail’s pace have been sued by the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association for giving Calder Race Course a summer jai alai permit that will allow the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned track to stiff Thoroughbred […]

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Sept. 24 Hearing Date Set For Florida HBPA Lawsuit Challenging Calder’s Jai Alai Permit

An order was entered on Thursday that sets Sept. 24, 2018, as the hearing date for the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s lawsuit challenging the validity of the summer jai alai permit given to Calder in February of this year. The issue in the case, styled the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Inc. […]

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FTBOA: Churchill Using ‘Bait And Switch’ At Calder, May Halt Racing In Favor Of Jai Alai

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association distributed the following statement to media late Thursday. Churchill Downs obtained a permit to host summer jai alai earlier this year, which may allow it to link the jai alai meet to its casino license, as opposed to a live racing meet. On Aug. 23, the leading representatives […]

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A ‘Sidewalk’ Between Them? Florida Horsemen, Calder Do Battle In Court

A Florida judge heard arguments Tuesday from horsemen and state gambling regulators over whether Calder Race Course should legally be able to maintain its slots license. At issue is a state law that says slot machine areas must remain “contiguous and connected” to the area where live races are taking place. It a lawsuit, the […]

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Racing At Gulfstream Park West Gets Underway With Fall Turf Festival

Live racing in South Florida moves eight miles west Wednesday, from Gulfstream Park to Gulfstream Park West for the Fall Turf Festival. First race post for Wednesday’s eight-race program is 1:15 p.m. Gulfstream Park West, formerly Calder Race Course, is located on University Drive and County Line Road next to Hard Rock Stadium. Once again, […]

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Javier Castellano: Un Tributo Personal En Su Inducción Al Salón De La Fama

Es casi imposible no sentir un enorme orgullo, como venezolano y como latinoamericano, al saber que nuestro Javier Castellano ha sido exaltado al Salón de la Fama del Hipismo norteamericano. Hoy Javier une su nombre a otra luminaria del deporte hípico, Ramón Domínguez, al convertirse en apenas el segundo jinete nacido en Venezuela en llegar al […]

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Former Steward David Hicks Passes Away

Former steward and longtime horseman David Hicks passed away April 24 in Hollywood, Florida, after a long illness. He was 88. Hicks was born and raised in Rhode Island, and was the youngest of 11 children. Upon graduation from high school, Hicks enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, eventually attaining the rank of sergeant. He married […]

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Bridgmohan Scores 3,000th Win Saturday At Fair Grounds

Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan joined an elite group on Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The 37-year-old Spanish Town, Jamaica, native earned his 3,000th victory when   guiding Allied Racing Stable’s Brad Cox-trained Inveniam Viam to victory in the day’s first race. Bridgmohan earned his first win in August of 1997 at Calder Race Course […]

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Churchill Downs Inc. Closes On Sale Of Excess Real Estate At Calder

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN) announced today that it closed on the sale of 61 acres of excess real estate at Calder Race Course (Calder) located in Miami Gardens, Fla. to EastGroup Properties (NYSE: EGP) for $26.5 million or $434,426 per acre. “This is a step towards right-sizing the footprint needed to conduct our […]

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