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December

A Message from Calder

Churchill Downs Incorporated has entered into an agreement with The Stronach Group (TSG) under which TSG will operate live racing and maintain certain facilities used for racing and training at Calder Casino & Race Course.

Gulfstream Park will run 23 stakes races, including 12 turf stakes, worth a total of $1.775 million during the Fall Turf Festival, a 40-day boutique meet presented by Gulfstream Park at Calder.

The meet, which will run from Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 30, will feature 21 $75,000 stakes races and two, $100,000 graded stakes. The meet will also include three Saturday programs with multiple stakes races. The highlights of the first Fall Turf Festival include:

  • The $600,000 Sunshine Millions Preview Day Saturday, Nov. 8, with eight $75,000 stakes races for Florida-breds including four juvenile stakes and the Millions Classic Preview at 1 1/16 miles.
  • The $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (G3) for 3-year-olds and up and the $100,000 My Charmer (G3) for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, will both be contested at 1 1/8 miles on Saturday, Nov. 22.
  • Juveniles will take center stage Saturday, Nov. 29 with six, $75,000 2-year-olds stakes ranging from six furlongs to a mile on both the main track and turf course.

The Fall Turf Festival at Calder will run Wednesday through Sunday. There will be two exceptions. There will be racing Monday Oct. 13, Columbus Day, and Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veteran's Day. There will be no live racing during those weeks on Wednesday.

For more information on the Gulfstream site, click here