09/09/2011 3:16PM

Calder: Still in weather delay

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A tropical like storm with heavy rains, winds up to 50 miles an hour and dangerous lightning pummeled the area for over a half hour as the horses were in the paddock for the eighth race and we are still in a weather delay that is now approaching one hour. Workers are out on the track removing debris that blew on the course around the clubhouse turn during the storm which temporarily knocked out power, phone service and the internet to the press box.  Right now no word on when racing will resume and at what point the card will be picked up although the horses for the eighth continue to walk the paddock. There are still five races remaining on today's program.