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Brighton Mile

Discontunued horse race
Brighton Mile
Location Brighton Beach Race Course, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1905
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned

The Brighton Mile was an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Brighton Beach Race Course in Brighton Beach, Coney Island, New York. A handicap event for horses age three and older, it was contested on dirt at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).

Inaugurated in 1905, [1] the Brighton Mile was not run in 1908 and 1909 due to passage of the Hart-Agnew Law. [2] In 1910 the Brighton Mile was run at Empire City Race Track. [3] That would turn out to be the last time the event was run as further restrictions were enacted by the New York State Legislature through amendments to the Hart-Agnew Law [4] that shut down all racing in New York in 1911 and 1912 and ended horse racing permanently at the Brighton Beach facility.


Speed record:

  • 1:37.60 - Charles Edward (1907) (new race and track record)

Most wins:

  • No horse ever won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

  • No jockey ever won this race more than once.

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer ever won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner ever won this race more than once.








1910 King James 5 Carroll Shilling Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 1:39.60
1907 Charles Edward 3 Willie Knapp Frank M. Taylor Patchogue Stable 1:37.60
1906 Hamburg Belle 5 Walter Miller A. Jack Joyner Sydney Paget 1:39.00
1905 Ort Wells 4 John Sperling Enoch Wishard John A. Drake 1:38.20



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