07/29/2006 12:00AM

Extreme Day to return Nov. 25


Calder Race Course will bring back its Extreme Day program on Saturday, Nov. 25, during the Tropical at Calder meeting, track president Kenn Dunn announced Saturday. The

inaugural Extreme Day was held last Saturday, but severe rainstorms washed away two of the day's key events, the World's Fastest Daily Double and the King George's Wrong Way Stakes on the turf.

The World's Fastest Daily Double was to have two races run simultaneously, one on the dirt and the other on turf. The King George's Wrong Way Stakes was to be run clockwise on the turf course, but was ultimately run counter-clockwise on the main track.

"We are eager to present these races," said Dunn. "We certainly created a buzz in the industry with these concepts, and the fans responded well. We had over 8,000 in attendance on a poor weather day."

In addition to the World's Fastest Daily Double and King George's Wrong Way Stakes, the next Extreme Day card will also present another edition of the two-furlong Rocket Man Stakes and an overnight stakes carded at two miles on the turf. The $250,000 Bob Umphrey Memorial Handicap at two miles was taken off the grass and ultimately contested on the main track on last Saturday's card.