MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (April 2, 2010) – The Future is NOW!

Get ready for post time at Calder Casino & Race Course on April 25th! The first race goes to post at 1:10 p.m. and will mark Calder’s first live Thoroughbred horse racing action simultaneous with its new casino.

One year ago, Calder Casino & Race Course announced its “Racing into the Future” campaign, putting the plans in place to bring a brand new slot casino and poker room to the South Florida horse racing track that has operated each year since 1971.

With a new casino and poker club currently welcoming Guests, Calder is about to add the final ingredient in the recipe to create a holistic winning experience for Guests. LIVE Thoroughbred racing action!

Anticipation for the 2010/2011 live race meet is high among the Racing Fans, Horsemen, and the Calder Team for a number of reasons. Foremost, with the construction of the new casino and poker room complete, Calder is easy to get to and park and to enjoy all the amenities. Old traditions with new excitement await fans at Calder, including the Summit of Speed and Festival of the Sun as well as the track’s renowned program for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds, including the Florida Stallion Stakes.

Calder offers two consecutive live race meets, the 101-day Calder Meet followed immediately by the 51-day Tropical Meet. When the action starts on April 25, Calder will feature the 24th running of the $100,000 Miami Mile Handicap (G3). The first Saturday of the meet, May 1, is also the first Saturday in May, which means the Kentucky Derby. Calder will host “Florida’s Biggest Kentucky Derby Party” to showcase the most exciting two minutes in sports: the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs.

Calder’s live racing days will be Thursday through Sunday (four days each week) with a first race post time of 1:10 p.m. Calder is located at 21001 NW 27th Avenue in Miami Gardens, Fla., just north of Sun Life Stadium. General parking and admission are free, with valet service also available.

Live Racing and stakes schedules for both meets are available on the Calder web site at http://www.calderracecourse.com.

Can’t make it to the track? Follow Calder on Facebook, Twitter, and twinspires.com to be part of the action. Also, watch for Calder discussions on Brisnet chat.

Join us in celebration of Calder’s 40th live racing season as the Future is Now!