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The Miami Grand Prix in February attracts the best drivers on the international circuit. The race is run on the six-lane sweep of Biscayne Boulevard and in Bicentennial Park downtown.
Hialeah Park and Gulfstream, in Broward County, share winter dates on a rotating basis. North Miami’s Calder track opens for the summer season. Established in the 1920s, Hialeah has a thoroughly patrician air. Calder, by contrast, is newer and more functional, but the track can still produce champions.
A recent Kentucky Derby winner, Spend-a- Buck, started out here.
Dog races are held every evening, in addition to several matinèes a week. Biscayne Kennel Club in Miami Shores and Flagler Dog Track in the city of Miami open in turn.
Jai-alai (pronounced “high lie”).
At the Miami Jai-Alai Fronton near the airport in N. W. 37th Avenue, you can put bets on–or just watch– this exciting, fast-paced ball game from Spain’s Basque I country. Helmeted players use long-handled, scooped, basket-like cestas to hurl and catch the ball as it ricochets at fantastic speed around the three-walled court.
Games take place every night except Sunday, and on certain afternoons in the winter and summer seasons.
If golf is your game, don’t miss the Doral-Ryder PGA Open at the Doral Hotel and Country Club or the Elizabeth Arden Classic held al Turnberry Isle in January or February. This Golf course is located at the North of Miami Beach, just in front of the Aventura Mall. If you are looking for Hotels also, we suggest in this area the Trump International Hotels or the amazing Acqualina Spa Resort.
The Miami Dolphins, who are professional champions, play to capacity crowds in the Dolphin Stadium in north Dade. Fans also turn out in the Orange Bowl – famous for the Junior Tennis Championship also – for that winning varsity team, the University of Miami Hurricanes. Go for the experience, if not the game.
Spring training brings the Baltimore Orioles to Miami Stadium (2301 N. W. 10th Avenue) in March and April. See them play teams based elsewhere in Florida in the “Grapefruit League” games, a prelude to the summer season.
High-speed power boats churn up the foam at the bayfront Miami Marine Stadium, venue for races all year round. If you are looking for Hotels in this area, we suggest Four Season Hotels, Mandarin and Epic Hotel in Miami Downtown.
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