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Miami Mile Handicap

Grade III race
Miami Mile Handicap
Location Calder Race Course
Miami Gardens, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1987
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.calderracecourse.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Miami Mile Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the last week of April at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida. Open to horses age three and older, it is contested on turf over a distance of 1 mile (8 furlongs).

Inaugurated as the Miami Breeders' Cup Handicap in 1987, it has been raced at various distances:

  • About 1⅛ miles: 1987-1989, 1992-1993
  • 1⅛ miles : 1990-1991, 1994-1996
  • 1 mile : 1997-present

The race was run on dirt in 1990 and 1991. In 2003, the race also had to be shifted from the turf to the dirt due to weather considerations but maintained its Grade III status.


Speed record: (at current distance of 1 mile)

  • 1:33.75 - Mr. Livingston (2001)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Simply Majestic (1988, 1989)
  • 2 - Band Is Passing (2000, 2002)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Ted Sabarese (1988, 1989)
  • 2 - Stanley M. Ersoff (2000, 2002)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Eduardo Nunez (1998, 2007)
  • 2 - Manoel Cruz (2005, 2008)

Most wins by a trainer:








2010 Mambo Meister 5 Manoel R. Cruz Philip A. Gleaves Quantum Racing Team #1, LLC 1:35.04
2009 Wesley 4 Javier Castellano Mark A. Hennig Reddam/Willmott Stable 1:36.31
2008 Soldiers Dancer 4 Manoel Cruz David Vivian Herman Heinlein 1:35.73
2007 Jet Propulsion 4 Eduardo Nunez Daniel C. Hurtack Dennis Punches 1:34.11
2006 Gigawatt 6 Chantal Sutherland Michael Lerman Steve Ramsey 1:34.50
2005 Bob's Proud Moment 4 Manoel Cruz Douglas G. Potter Robert M. Dubois 1:38.18
2004 Twilight Road 7 Phil Teator David Fawkes Donamire Farm 1:39.56
2003 Tour Of The Cat 5 Abad Cabassa, Jr. Myra Mora Double G Stables 1:38.65
2002 Band Is Passing 6 Cornelio Velasquez Stanley M. Ersoff Stanley M. Ersoff 1:37.78
2001 Mr. Livingston 4 Abel Castellano, Jr. William A. Kaplan Theresa & David Palmer 1:33.75
2000 Band Is Passing 4 Eibar Coa Stanley M. Ersoff Stanley M. Ersoff 1:37.28
1999 Sharp Appeal 6 Javier Castellano Martin D. Wolfson Martin Cherry 1:35.70
1998 Unite's Big Red 4 Eduardo Nunez Randy Mills Break Away Racing et al. 1:36.62
1997 Vilhelm 5 Jose Ferrer Jacqueline Brittain Keith C. Wold 1:36.67
1996 Satellite Nealski 3 Jose Ferrer James Hatchett Hickory Lane Farm 1:47.63
1995 Elite Jeblar 5 Earlie Fires Milton W. Wolfson N T S Stable et al. 1:47.67
1994 The Vid 4 Rene Douglas Martin D. Wolfson Joseph J. Sullivan 1:48.28
1993 Carterista 4 Michael Lee Ronald B. Spatz S. A. Of South Florida, Inc. 1:47.51
1992 Jodi's Sweetie 4 Jerry Bailey Martin D. Wolfson Group L 1:43.94
1991 Run Turn 4 Gene St. Leon George Julian Elsie A. & Tobias Julian 1:52.80
1990 Public Account 5 Pedro A. Rodriguez George Gianos S. Young Stables, Inc. 1:52.00
1989 Simply Majestic 5 Heberto Castillo, Jr. John Parisella Ted Sabarese 1:48.60
1988 Simply Majestic 4 Jerry Bailey John Parisella Ted Sabarese 1:43.60
1987 Blazing Bart 3 Jose Santos Happy Alter Sara & David Burton 1:44.20



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