07/09/2011 7:53AM

Calder: Bad start to big day


Saturday's Summit of Speed program got off to a bad start when heavy rains inundated the course shortly after the renovation break during training hours this morning leaving the track a sea of slop. There is still plenty of time for the course to dry out before the four big Summit races which conclude the afternoon's program but it will have to stay dry the rest of the day for the track to be fast by post time for the first of the four stakes, the Azalea, which goes at approximately 4:15 p.m. The three turf races had already been cancelled for the afternoon prior to the rain.