12/09/2010 3:25PM

Calder: Crazy track conditions


After receiving information this morning that it was unlikely racing would be conducted today on the turf, sure enough it was business as usual on the grass although  the originally reported course condition of yielding was correct. Now, however, the course has officially been upgraded to "good" although from the looks of the way they tore up the course in the second race that it still is on the yielding side.  The same for the main track which started out as "good" and not upgraded to fast until the fourth race. From this vantage point and those of others in the press box, the track appeared to be fast from the start of the card.

   Either way speed is carrying well on the dirt with the first four winners either on the lead or just off the pace throughout.