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Facebook Photo Contest

Tags: calder history, Calder News, facebook, historic photos, photo contest | March 23, 2012

In preparation for the return of live racing on April 9, Calder Casino & Race Course is holding a "40 Years of Calder" photo contest on its facebook page.

Fans who "like" the page can post their vintage photos. The photo with the most "likes" by 5pm on Friday, April 6 will win the contest. Any ties will be voted on by Calder's on-track photographer. The winner will receive a VIP Day at the Races package for 6, along with vintage Calder memorabilia. Second place will receive a Calder gift bag filled with Calder items, and third place will receive a commemorative set of Calder shot glasses with vintage Calder logos on them.

Live racing returns to Calder on Monday, April 9, and the season will get off to a rousing start as an action-packed month of April will mark the return of two centerpiece events for 3-year-olds, the Calder Derby and Calder Oaks, along with the Grade 3 Miami Mile Handicap and the introduction of the lucrative four-race Calder Starter Series.

Calder is located at 21001 NW 27th Avenue (University Drive) in Miami Gardens, Fla., just north of Sun Life Stadium, current home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and University of Miami Hurricanes football. Phone numbers are (305) 625-1311 and (954) 523-4324.  The official Calder web site is

Calder’s races are broadcast on its own closed-circuit simulcast channel, the cable network HRTV, and online at Wagering on Calder is available at pari-mutuel facilities throughout the state of Florida and the United States, as well as online at Telephone wagering and mobile phone applications are also available for Twin Spires account holders.