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Stage Door Betty Handicap

Grade III race
Stage Door Betty Handicap
Location Calder Race Course
Miami Gardens, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 2001
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.calderracecourse.com
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Stage Door Betty Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 2001 at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida. Open to Fillies and Mares, age three and older, it is contested on dirt over a distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs).

Run near the end of December, the race has had Grade III status since 2006. It is named for the filly Stage Door Betty to honor her owner, longtime South Florida horsewoman Betty Sessa. Sessa died in January 2001.

Along with two other stakes races, Calder Race Course canceled the 2008 running of the Stage Door Betty Handicap due to what track officials described as "continuing overpayment of purses during the current meet." [1]


Speed record:

  • 1:44.08 - Stormy Frolic (2002)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.








2009 Sweet Repent 3 Manoel Cruz David Braddy Buongiorno A Tutti 1:46.91
2008 no race
2007 Bayou's Lassie 4 Elvis Trujillo Christophe Clement Jacks Or Better Farm 1:46.16
2006 Take D' Tour 5 Eibar Coa David Fawkes Alice Muller 1:45.38
2005 Mocita 3 Eddie Castro Martin D. Wolfson David W. Hutson 1:48.56
2004 Personal Legend 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:45.12
2003 Redoubled Miss 4 Eibar Coa Ron Spatz Centaur Farms 1:46.78
2002 Stormy Frolic 3 Jose Santos Milton W. Wolfson Stride Rite Racing 1:44.08
2001 Extend 3 Eibar Coa Roger Attfield Cam Allard 1:46.74



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