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Florida Stallion Stakes

The Florida Stallion Stakes is an American series of Thoroughbred horse races run annually at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida. Created in 1982 to benefit the Florida Thoroughbred breeding industry, it is open to two-year-olds sired by a nominated Florida stallion and raced over three months at increasing distances.

In order for a horse to run in the Florida Stallion Stakes series, their sire must have been nominated each year for a set fee which makes all of that stallions' foals eligible to participate. Graduated payments are required over a nineteen-month period in order to maintain the foals' eligibility.

In 1984, Smile became the first horse to ever win all three legs of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

Florida Stallion Stakes

Each race is named in honor of a horse bred in Florida.

Two-year-old filly divisions:

  • Desert Vixen Stakes - 6 furlongs in August
  • Susan's Girl Stakes - 7 furlongs in September
  • My Dear Girl Stakes - 8.5 furlongs (11/16 miles) in October

Two-year-old male divisions:

  • Dr. Fager Stakes - 6 furlongs in August
  • Affirmed Stakes - 7 furlongs in September
  • In Reality Stakes - 8.5 furlongs (11/16 miles) in October



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