Name: Calder Casino & Race Course, Inc.
21001 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 (click for map)
Telephone: (305) 625-1311 (Dade Co.); (954) 523-4324 (Broward Co.)
Fax: (305) 620-2569; Publicity: (305) 624-6284
Calder Race Course first opened as a Thoroughbred horse
racing track in 1971 and has welcomed locals and visitors alike every year
since. Calder has been one of the most successful pari-mutuel franchises in
Florida history and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011.
While horse racing and simulcast wagering have been its mainstays – Calder
is a Churchill Downs Company – Calder entered the world of casino gaming
with the opening of its slots facility in late January, 2010, and became the
all new Calder Casino & Race Course.
The Calder Casino is a Las Vegas-style, single-story facility, boasting more
than 1,200 slot machines and a variety of dining options. Gaming enthusiasts
love the layout of the facility - the broad, boulevard-like entrance and
porte cochere with valet service, the immediate reward of the casino floor
upon entry and the convenience of the eating establishments.
In addition to the horse racing and slots action, visitors to Calder can
play Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha and 7-Card Stud at Studz Poker Club every day and
night of the week. Studz Poker Club is conveniently located on the first
floor of the grandstand building and adjacent to the casino.
With all of these new features, some constants still remain, including
Calder’s commitment to the country’s leading program for 2-year-old
racehorses and the Florida Stallion Stakes series; a dedication to safety
and integrity; and emphasis on the responsible care of Thoroughbreds when
their racing careers are over.
Officers: Robert L. Evans, CEO, Churchill Downs Incorporated;
Austin Miller, President; John Marshall, Vice President & General Manager of
Director of Racing Surfaces: Milton Figueroa
Racing Secretary: Michael Anifantis
Senior Director of Marketing: Wade West
Senior Director of Security and Surveillance: Richard Sukhu
Track Photographer: Coady Photography
Track Announcer: Bobby Neuman
Nearest City: Miami Gardens
Nearest Airports: Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International, 8 mi.;
Miami International, 15 miles
Track Data: 1-mile oval; two chutes: ¼ mile, 7 furlongs; length of
stretch: 990 feet; 7-furlong turf course with 11/8-mile
Stable Accommodations: 1,850
Seating: Grandstand: 8,640; Clubhouse: 5,435; Turf Club: 1,500
Admission Prices: Free Grandstand & Clubhouse admission