Due to the impending approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, Calder Casino & Race Course has canceled its live Thoroughbred horse racing program scheduled for Sunday, August 26.
“Our primary concern is for the safety of our horses and horsemen,” Vice President and General Manager of Racing John Marshall said. “So even though a direct hit from Tropical Storm Isaac is not currently expected, we decided it was in the best interest of all parties to cancel Sunday’s races.”
Barring any change in course from Tropical Storm Isaac, which is forecast to track west of Miami Gardens, Calder’s grandstand will remain open for simulcast wagering and poker on Sunday and the casino will be in full operation.
The main track and training track will both be closed for training on Sunday morning. The Racing Office, however, will be open as usual on Sunday and Monday taking entries for future programs.
Live racing is expected to resume as scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 30 with a 12:55pm first race post time.
Calder Casino & Race Course, located on South Florida’s Miami-Dade / Broward county line, offers gaming action with over 1,200 slot machines in the Calder Casino, Thoroughbred horse racing during two consecutive meets, year-round simulcasting, and live poker games in Studz Poker Club. Calder is a wholly owned property of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN). Information about Calder Casino & Race Course can be found on the Internet at www.calderracecourse.com and www.caldercasino.com.