MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (May 4, 2009) – Calder Race Course has named Steve Brauner its new Director of Sales & Service. He will lead group sales, sponsorships and various revenue-generating initiatives for racing and future casino operations.

A native of Flushing, NY, Brauner brings a wealth of experience in the local market, having worked for two major South Florida sports franchises during the last 11 years. Most recently, he served as the Corporate Development Director for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. Prior to that, Brauner was the Director of Season and Group Ticket Sales and Project Sales for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and Dolphin Stadium, located just south of Calder.

While Brauner will be working on ways to produce revenue in a number of areas, he expects to place an emphasis on group sales, bus partnerships, sponsorship sales, and pre-game hospitality opportunities.

Calder started its 2009 live race meet on April 24. Live racing is generally conducted on a Thursday through Monday schedule, with some exceptions. The track is open seven days a week and year round for simulcasting.

Groundbreaking for a new slots facility is scheduled for this month, with the anticipated grand opening in early 2010, just prior to the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl events at neighboring Dolphin Stadium.