The Stars of Tomorrow – Today!
Saturday, August 24
With a rich history that includes memorable performances from eventual Grade 1 winners and Eclipse Award champions such as Awesome Feather, Big Drama, Jackson Bend, and most recently Itsmyluckyday, the annual Juvenile Showcase is a day of racing devoted to 2-year-olds that includes six stakes worth an estimated $550,000 in purse money.
Started in 2003, and now in its 11th year of existence, the Juvenile Showcase remains a unique day in thoroughbred racing as every live race run at Calder that afternoon is restricted to 2-year-olds, including the middle rounds of the Florida Stallion Stakes, the $125,000-estimated Affirmed and Susan’s Girl divisions. Four additional stakes, each with a purse of $75,000 and run over both turf and dirt, will further accentuate the lucrative day.
In addition to an exciting afternoon of live racing that will feature the future stars of the sport, TSC Elite members in attendance will have an opportunity to win their share of $750 with a Pick-10 Handicapping Contest. Entries must be completed between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and deposited at the TSC Elite Players Club on the second floor of the grandstand, with winners announced at the conclusion of Calder’s live card.
Dining options available on Juvenile Showcase day include a special pre-fixe menu in the Turf Club along with a trackside barbecue featuring a variety of grilled favorites.
For those guests with an eye towards the national racing scene, full-card simulcasting of the prestigious Travers Stakes day program from Saratoga, which coincides with this year’s Juvenile Showcase, will be available, along with full-card simulcasting from other racing venues across North America.
Post time for the first live race at Calder on Juvenile Showcase day is 12:50 p.m. General parking and admission is free. Reservations for the Turf Club are encouraged. Reserved box seating packages are also available. For more information, or to make reservations, call (305) 625-7227.