08/05/2003 12:00AM

Storm halts Calder card after five

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MIAMI - Tuesday's card at Calder Race Course was canceled after the fifth race when the jockeys raised concerns about their safety because of the severe weather in the area.

Tuesday's fifth race was delayed nearly 15 minutes because of heavy rain and lightning. The storm abated long enough for the race to be completed over a sloppy track. The horses were in the paddock for the sixth race when the remainder of the nine-race program was called off.

Live racing was scheduled to resume at Calder on Friday. Wednesday and Thursday are regularly scheduled dark days at the track.