Saturday, April 20 2013
SUMMER FRONT ENJOYS SUCCESS IN GRADE 3 MIAMI MILE
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 20, 2013) – A promising colt early in his career when winning five of his first seven starts, including the Grade 3 Hill Prince, Waterford Stable’s took the first steps towards what could be a successful 4-year-old season when a 1 ½-length winner of the Grade 3 Miami Mile Handicap at Calder Casino & Race Course on Saturday, covering the eight-furlong trip in 1:35.31 over a turf course listed as good.
Friday, April 19 2013
MUCHO MAS MACHO LOOKS FOR MORE IN MIAMI MILE
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 19, 2013) – Trainer Henry Collazo will look to duplicate the graded stakes success enjoyed by Signal Hill Farms’ Mucho Mas Macho, the 41-1 upset winner of the Grade 2 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes in January, when starting in Saturday’s Grade 3 Miami Mile Handicap at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Thursday, April 18 2013
Calder Barn Notes
ITSMYLUCKYDAY WORKS; ASSISTANT PEREZ PREPARES FOR LOUISVILLE
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 18, 2013) – Kentucky Derby hopeful Itsmyluckyday put forth what is likely his penultimate workout before shipping to Louisville, covering one mile in 1:43.20 over a fast track at Calder Casino & Race Course on Thursday. The Eddie Plesa, Jr.-trained colt is tentatively scheduled to breeze one more time before departing next week.
Wednesday, April 17 2013
Calder Barn Notes
ECLIPSE AWARD WINNER TRINNIBERG BACK ON CALDER WORK TAB
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 17, 2013) – Shivananda Racing’s Eclipse Award champion sprinter Trinniberg, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, put in his first recorded workout since returning from Dubai, where he finished 11th in the $2 million Golden Shaheen, covering five furlongs in 1:02.40 over a fast track at Calder Casino & Race Course Wednesday morning.
Calder Stakes Advance
SUMMER FRONT SEEKS FIRST SEASONAL SCORE IN GRADE 3 MIAMI MILE
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 17, 2013) – Waterford Stable’s Summer Front, third in last year’s Grade 1 Jamaica Handicap and Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, will look to secure his first victory since taking the $100,000 Duluth Stakes at Saratoga last summer when starting in the $100,000 Grade 3 Miami Mile Handicap at Calder Casino & Race Course on Saturday.
Monday, April 15 2013
Calder Barn Notes
SMILE SPRINT NAMED TO BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 11, 2013) – The Breeders' Cup has announced the 65 races included as part of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, with Calder Casino & Race Course to host one event, the Grade 2 Smile Sprint Handicap on July 6. With Breeders’ Cup Challenge status, the Smile Sprint, one of the main events on the annual Summit of Speed program at Calder, will serve as a ‘win and you’re in’ race for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, part of the two-day World Championships at Santa Anita in November.
Saturday, April 13 2013
STREET GIRL WINS OFF-THE-TURF CALDER OAKS
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 13, 2013) – A sloppy racetrack resulting from a morning of heavy weather in south Florida proved little obstacle to Rontos Racing Stable Corp.’s Street Girl, who won the first stakes race of her career in thrilling fashion when putting her nose in front at the wire to take an off-the-turf edition of the $100,000 Calder Oaks by the scantest of margins.
Thursday, April 11 2013
SUMMER OF FUN LEADS FIELD OF NINE IN $100,000 CALDER OAKS
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 10, 2013) – Bona Venture Stables’ Summer of Fun, third when beaten less than two lengths in last year’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, tops a field of nine that will gather on the Calder Casino & Race Course turf Saturday for the 22nd running of the $100,000 Calder Oaks, a 1 1/16-mile turf test for 3-year-old fillies.
Friday, April 05 2013
Calder Barn Notes
SKY CAPTAIN LOOKING TO UPSET CALDER DERBY
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 5, 2013) – While the Eddie Plesa-trained colt Speak Logistics is likely to go favored in Saturday’s $250,000 Calder Derby, trainer Mark Casse is hoping that his promising yet puzzling colt Sky Captain will put forth the type of effort that could return the son of Sky Mesa to the top of the barn’s sophomore depth chart.
SPEAK LOGISTICS HEADLINES $250,000 CALDER DERBY
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 3, 2013) – Hardway Stables’ Speak Logistics, winner of the $300,000 In Reality Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder in 2012 and most recently third to subsequent Florida Derby winner Orb in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, headlines a field of eight that will gather for the 41st running of the $250,000 Calder Derby, the 1 1/8-mile centerpiece event on opening day of the 2013 live racing season at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Tuesday, March 12 2013
NINE INDUCTEES NAMED TO CALDER HALL OF FAME
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (March 12, 2013) – Eclipse Award-winning sprinter and three-time Florida Stallion Stakes winner Big Drama, south Florida riding stalwart Eduardo Nunez, and top-five all-time Calder trainer Dan Hurtak were among the nine new members to the Calder Hall of Fame announced at the FTBOA Awards Gala in Ocala on March 11.
Monday, March 04 2013
SUMMIT OF SPEED, FESTIVAL OF THE SUN HEADLINE STAKES SCHEDULE AT CALDER
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (March 1, 2013) – The 14th annual Summit of Speed, featuring the Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap and Grade 2 Smile Sprint Handicap on Saturday, July 6, and the 22nd Festival of the Sun, which includes the rich finals of the Florida Stallion Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 12, highlight the 2013 stakes program at Calder Casino & Race Course.