Sunday, November 25 2012
TWILIGHT ECLIPSE OUTSHINES RIVALS IN W. L. MCKNIGHT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 24, 2012) – In a race that was filled graded stakes winners and proven graded stakes competitors, it was West Point Thoroughbreds’ Twilight Eclipse, with just two career wins in five lifetime starts, that proved 1 ¾ lengths the best in the $150,000 Grade 2 W. L. McKnight Handicap at Calder Casino & Race Course on Saturday.
Friday, November 23 2012
KYA ONE PROVES BEST IN GRADE 3 MY CHARMER
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 22, 2012) – Mackie Racing’s Kya One, who could do no better than fifth when beaten four lengths by Naples Bay in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park in September, exacted revenge on that rival when proving 1 ¼-length the best in the Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap at Calder Casino & Race Course on Thursday.
OPTIONS APLENTY IN WIDE OPEN MCKNIGHT HANDICAP
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 22, 2012) – Stella Perdomo’s Grade 2 Sky Classic Stakes victor Forte Dei Marmi, Team Block’s two-time 2012 graded stakes winner Ioya Bigtime, Casa Farms I, LLC’s 2010 Grade 1 Jamaica Handicap hero Prince Will I Am, and Walsh Racing, LLC’s Grade 1-placed Center Divider headline a contentious renewal of the Grade 2 W. L. McKnight Handicap to be run over 12 furlongs of Calder Casino & Race Course turf on Saturday.
Thursday, November 22 2012
Calder Barn Notes - 11/21/2012
NOMINATIONS RELEASED FOR FINAL STAKES OF 2012 MEET
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 21, 2012) – Nominations for a pair of closing day graded turf stakes at Calder Casino & Race Course have been released with 23 horses listed as potential starters for the Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap and 16 fillies and mares made eligible for a possible appearance in the Grade 3 La Prevoyante.
Monday, November 19 2012
NAPLES BAY LEADS FIELD OF EIGHT DRAWN FOR GRADE 3 MY CHARMER
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 18, 2012) – Edward A. Cox, Jr.’s Naples Bay, winner of the Grade 3 Noble Damsel at Belmont Park in mid-September, headlines a field of eight fillies and mares scheduled to start in the Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap, run at the distance of 1 1/8 miles on the Calder Casino & Race Course turf Thursday, Nov. 22.
Trained by Christophe Clement, who won the My Charmer in 1995 with Danish and in 2005 with Snowdrops, Naples Bay is a two-time winner in 2012, adding an allowance victory on the Monmouth Park grass course in August to her Noble Damsel triumph.
Friday, November 16 2012
CALDER BASED RAIDERS TO INVADE LOUISIANA SATURDAY
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 15, 2012) – The biggest day of racing at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., will feature several horses with Calder connections as Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday will start in the $1 million Grade 3 Delta Jackpot; Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti’s Rose to Gold, Tanourin Stable’s Salamera, and Monsan Racing Partnership, LLC’s Touch Magic will run in the $500,000 Grade 3 Delta Downs Princess; and Just For Fun Stable’s Decisive Moment will defend his title in the $150,000 Delta Mile on Saturday.
Sunday, November 11 2012
MY PAL CHRISY AND BAD DEBT SCORE REPEAT WINS ON FLORIDA MILLION DAY
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 10, 2012) – Tony’s Investments, LLC’s My Pal Chrisy and Robert Leibner’s Bad Debt became the first horses since 2007 to successfully defended their Florida Million Day titles when prevailing in the $150,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff and the $125,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup at Calder Casino & Race Course on Saturday.
Friday, November 09 2012
Calder Barn Notes
BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT HERO RETURNS HOME TO CALDER
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 8, 2012) – For the third straight year a Breeders’ Cup champion passed through the Calder Casino & Race Course stable gate just days after achieving the ultimate glory on American racing’s biggest stage as Sprint winner Trinniberg returned to his south Florida stall during the early morning hours on Wednesday.
“He was a little tired in the morning and slept until nine,” trainer Shivananda Parbhoo said of his prized colt. “But he bounced right back today and I can tell you that the same way he went into the race is the same way he has come out of it. He’s back to himself.”
Thursday, November 08 2012
11TH ANNUAL FLORIDA MILLION DAY
RETURN WINNERS HIGHLIGHT 11TH ANNUAL FLORIDA MILLION DAY
AT CALDER CASINO & RACE COURSE
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (November 7, 2012) – Title defenses in the $125,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup by Robert Leibner’s Bad Debt and the $150,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff by Tonys Investments, LLC’s My Pal Chrisy highlight the 11th Florida Million Day at Calder Casino & Race Course Saturday, an afternoon featuring eight stakes restricted to registered Florida-bred horses and named in honor of Florida racing dignitaries totaling $1 million in purse money.
Thursday, November 01 2012
HORSES ENTERED IN THE 2012 BREEDERS’ CUP WITH CALDER HISTORY
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2012) – Ten horses entered to compete in this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on Nov. 2 and 3 have competed at Calder Casino & Race Course. Following is a list of these horses along with their “Calder connection.”
Calder will offer simulcast wagering on the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s two-day, 15-race, $25.5 million event. Calder will also have live racing on both days with a first race post time at 12:30pm. Advance wagering on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup card will be available on Friday.
Friday, October 26 2012
Calder Barn Notes - Thu 10/25/2012
CHAMP DEPARTS FOR CALIFORNIA
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (October 25, 2012) – Approximately nine hours after working five furlongs over a sloppy track in :59.80, Pinnacle Racing Stables, Inc. and Bill Kaplan’s Eclipse Award winning champion female sprinter Musical Romance departed Calder Casino & Race Course aboard a Brookledge van bound for Kentucky, the first-leg of a two-tiered journey to California where the mare will defend her title in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on November 3 in what is expected to be her final start.
Thursday, October 25 2012
MUSICAL ROMANCE PRE-ENTERED IN BREEDERS’ CUP
MUSICAL ROMANCE TOPS LIST OF CALDER-RACED
HORSES PRE-ENTERED IN BREEDERS’ CUP
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (October 24, 2012) – Defending Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner, 2011 Eclipse Award champion female sprinter, and 2012 Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap heroine Musical Romance tops the list of five horses that raced at Calder Casino & Race Course in 2012 that were pre-entered for this year’s Breeders’ Cup. An additional five horses that had raced at Calder in previous years were also among the list of pre-entries that were announced Wednesday.