Churchill Downs Will Demolish Calder Grandstand

Following the demolition of 1,400 stalls in April, the grandstand at Churchill Downs' Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida--now called Calder Casino—will be torn down in December, said officials at Gulfstream Park, which operates Calder racing. Tents will be brought in for the Gulfstream Park West meet, October 7-November 28.

In another move to eliminate racing at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, officials at Gulfstream Park in Hallendale Beach, Florida, recently announced Churchill Downs Inc. will demolish the grandstand there in December. The officials at Gulfstream, which has operated racing at Calder since 2014, said the grandstand will be unavailable for the Gulfstream Park West meet scheduled at Calder for October 7 to November 28.

The property, now called Calder Casino, tore down 1,400 stalls in April. The track itself cannot be removed because by law it must offer at least 40 days of thoroughbred racing to continue operating the card room and slot machines.

Gulfstream officials said tents will be brought in to house patrons.