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Advance Stakes

Stakes race
Advance Stakes
Location Sheepshead Bay Race Track
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1899
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 15/16 miles (10.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned

The Advance Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually from 1899 through 1910 at the Sheepshead Bay Race Track in Brooklyn, New York. Open to horses age three and older, it was raced on dirt. During its tenure, the event was contested at four different distances:

  • 1899-1900 : 1¾ miles
  • 1901-1902 : 1½ miles
  • 1903-1907 : 1⅜ miles
  • 1908-1910 : 15/16 miles

The race ended with the closure of the Coney Island Jockey Club's racetrack, brought on by the State legislature's enactment of the Hart-Agnew Law.


Historical notes

In 1904, Irish Lad set a world record for a mile and three furlongs on dirt in winning the Advance Stakes[1] and in 1908 Ballot set a new world record for a mile and five sixteenths on dirt.[2]


Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:








1910 Ballot 6 Joe Notter James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene 2:10.00
1909 Fitz Herbert 3 Vincent Powers Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 2:11.00
1908 Ballot 4 Joe Notter James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene 2:09.60
1907 Peter Pan 3 Joe Notter James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene 2:20.00
1906 Flip Flap 3 Willie Knapp A. J. Goldsborough J. A. Bennett 2:17.80
1905 Agile 3 Jack Martin Robert Tucker Samuel S. Brown 2:20.80
1904 Irish Lad 4 Gene Hildebrand John W. Rogers H. B. Duryea & H. P. Whitney 2:17.60
1903 Africander 3 George Odom Richard O. Miller Hampton Stable 2:19.00
1902 Gold Heels 4 George Odom Matthew M. Allen Fred C. McLewee/Diamond Jim Brady 2:33.00
1901 Star Bright 4 Nash Turner John W. Rogers William C. Whitney 2:33.20
1900 Imp 6 George Odom Charles E. Brossman Daniel R. Harness & Brassman 2:59.20
1899 Thomas Cat 5 Frank O'Leary not found W. C. Eustis 3:02.20



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