Calder will host the 22nd Annual Festival of the Sun on Saturday, October 12, an afternoon that will feature four stakes worth an estimated $740,000 in purse money, highlighted by the finals of the prestigious Florida Stallion Series. The Florida Stallion My Dear Girl and the In Reality Stakes also serve as the middle two legs of a All Stakes Late Pick 4.
Adding value to the betting action as only TwinSpires can, we will be giving all players the opportunity to earn a share of 1-Million TSC Elite Points when they cash a winning ticket in the All Stakes Pick 4 (races 6-9) on the Festival of the Sun card.
First post at Calder on Saturday is 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT with the first leg of the Late Pick 4 starting at 3pm ET/Noon PT.
There were exactly 50 winners in the Late Pick 4 at Calder on Saturday, October 12. Each winner will receive 20,000 TSC Elite Points. Thanks to everyone for playing the Festival of the Sun card with TwinSpires.com.
Festival of the Sun All Stakes Late Pick 4
|6||$70k Tropical Park Derby||3pm ET/12 Noon PT|
|7||$300k Florida Stallion My Dear Girl Stakes||3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT|
|8||$300k Florida Stallion in Reality Stakes||4pm ET/1pm PT|
|9||$70k Frances A. Genter Stakes||4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT|
How to Win
- To earn a share of 1,000,000 TSC Elite points, cash a winning ticket in the All Stakes Late Pick 4 (races 6-9) at Calder on Saturday, October 12.
- Only wagers placed through TwinSpires.com accounts online and/or by telephone are eligible for this promotion.
- Each TwinSpires Player may only win one (1) share of the prize, regardless of the amount of winning tickets s/he records in the All Stakes Late Pick 4.
Winners will be posted here on Monday, October 14.
About the Calder Festival of Sun
Since its inception in 1992, the Festival of the Sun has been the signature event on the Calder racing calendar, routinely serving as a showcase for top locally-based horses along with some of the most promising young horses in North America as they prepare for the year-end Breeders’ Cup. In recent years, Stallion Stakes winners Awesome Feather and Big Drama used their Festival of the Sun triumphs as the foundation for future success in the Breeders’ Cup, while others such as Awesome Belle, Fort Loudon, Mad Flatter, and Mambo Meister also made Breeders’ Cup appearances following a Festival of the Sun victory.
While the racing portion of the Festival of the Sun program will feature an afternoon of top thoroughbreds still practicing their trade on the track, Calder will also use the day to honor several retired racehorses as individual ceremonies will be held in conjunction with Florida TRAC (Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care) and Equine Assisted Therapies.