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Ladies Day Calder Race Course not quite on the level of Hialeah in it's day or of Gulfstream today. It's purse value of 29 has significantly improved with the addition video gaming. Calder started and remains the only track in Southern Florida running a summer schedule. Calder is now part of the Churchill Downs family and has a decent stakes program capped of by the Festival of the Sun a $2.0 million day of racing.

Calder replaced Tropical Park on the Miami schedule and before the track was completed the Calder meet was held at Tropical Park. In return there is a Tropical at Calder meet run each year. Last but not least you knew you could head for the cashiers window when retired track announcer Phil Salzman would spout his signature line "and they're not gonna get em today!".

In 2011 there are again dark clouds on the racing horizon as Gulfstream Park is attempting to gain more racing dates. This will be the first year that Calder will give up racing in December. Luis Saez captured the riding title at Calder for both meets. The regular Calder meet and the Tropical at Calder meet. 

In 2014 Calder Race Course might be in for the fight of it's life, rival Gulfstream Park has pretty much decided it wants to run year round putting both in head to head competition for both horses and betters. Seeing as how the eroding Stronach Group could be making an effort to save their empire, it might not look good for the Calder folks.