Calder Race Course concluded the live racing portion of its 101-day Calder
meet on Sunday and remains open for simulcasting on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday before starting its 51-day Tropical meet on Thursday.
The 2010 Calder meet was highlighted by its annual cornerstone events, the
Summit of Speed (July 10) and Festival of the Sun (October 16). BIG DRAMA
(Montbrook) and JESSICA IS BACK (Put It Back) won memorable renewals of the
Smile Sprint (G2) and Princess Rooney H. (G1), respectively, on Summit of Speed
day, earning automatic berths to the Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs.
At the Festival of the Sun program on Saturday, AWESOME FEATHER (Awesome of
Course) completed a sweep of the filly division of the Florida Stallion S., only
the third time in the 29-year history of the program.
Leading the 2010 Calder Meet jockey standings was Luis Saez with 142 wins,
after a hotly contested, season-long competition with Manoel Cruz, who finished
second in the standings with 130. Finishing third in the standings with 76 wins
was Angel Moreno.