We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Calder race course needs overhaul” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Calder Race Course

Calder Race Course
21001 Northwest 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33056
305-625-1311
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #81 of 119 Attractions in Miami
Type: Horse Tracks
Attraction Details
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Calder race course needs overhaul”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I have been going to Calder since it opened in 1971. Now the track is a racino. The casino looks nice and has all the slot machines anyone could want.
The race track is another story. The track is in deep need of repair and renovation.
The seats inside the track are all very uncomfortable.The track looks dingy. They obviously don't care about horse racing anymore. The casino appears to be the only thing important to the owners of this racecino.
The race track has all but eliminated ticket sellers and cashiers during their simulcasting at night.
The casino has a tiny room for betting. However, if you win, you have to trek all the way back into the track to cash in your ticket. Ridiculous! Talk about cheap. Add a do it yourself race track cashing machine.
Calder is close to my house. However, I will be taking a longer ride to Gulfstream or Mardi Gras until I hear Twin spires has spent some money to fix up the race track.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

16 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    3
    4
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“You Can Horse Around Here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Calder Race Track is a great way to spend and afternoon enjoying the power and majesty of race horses. The excitment builds as the jockey's leave the paddock and circle around the gardens before entering the race track itself. What's great about Calder is that you can see the horses and jockey's, "up close." You can bet as little as you like, or nothing at all. Grand Stand entrance is free.

Come out and enjoy the thrill of a day at the races!

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Florida
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Improved, still not as nice as Gulfstream park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The racetrack is in Miami and has been improved in the last 10 years. It doesn't have the sophisticated appeal of Gulfstream Park, but it's a good place if you like horseracing.
The meet at Calder is of mid level, the facility is old but again, some improvements were made to make it more appealing to visitors.
It is a typical racetrack, you go for the horses, unlike Gulfstream Park were you can also follow the races from an outside bar, while your wife shops or window shops in the Village of Gulfstream.

Visited August 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Nice place to play”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Great buffet! I love that they post the average slot payout percentages; They are in line with the Vegas strip slots. Live racing and simulcast for anywhere in the country.This is a Churchill Downs track.

Visited September 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
56 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“great time bettting the horses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

spent an afternoon here and we had a wonderful time. the track is not too far from miami and drive was easy.

Visited December 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Calder Race Course? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Calder Race Course, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.