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Spindrift Stakes

Defunct Stakes race
Spindrift Stakes
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1886
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned

The Spindrift Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually between 1886 and 1909 at Sheepshead Bay Race Track at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. A race for three-year-olds, it was contested on dirt over a distance of 1¼ miles (10 furlongs) from 1886–1892 and at 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs) from 1893 through 1909.

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.


Speed record:

  • 1:51.80 - Fashion Plate (1909) (at 1⅛ miles)
  • 2:09.40 - Sir John (1890) (at 1¼ miles)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Henry Spencer (1899, 1900)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Samuel S. Brown & John W. Rogers (1892, 1893)







1909 Fashion Plate Henry Smith William H. Karrick Oneck Stable 1:51.80
1908 Firestone Walter Miller Dr. H. E. Rowell Thomas H. Williams 1:53.20
1907 Cabochon Lowe James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene 1:53.40
1906 Kuroki Willie Shaw James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene 1:53.80
1905 Oiseau Frank O'Neill Matthew M. Allen Diamond Jim Brady 1:53.60
1904 Highball George Odom John W. May Walter M. Scheftel 1:54.00
1903 Injunction Willie Gannon James G. Rowe, Sr. Foxhall P. Keene 1:52.80
1902 Ranald Otto Wonderly Charles S. Littlefield, Jr. James B. A. Haggin 1:54.20
1901 Gold Heels Winfield O'Connor Matthew M. Allen Jim Brady & Fred C. McLewee 1:52.40
1900 Prince of Melbourne Henry Spencer J. A. Kyle Col. Frank D. Beard 1:53.60
1899 Ethelbert Henry Spencer A. Jack Joyner Perry Belmont 1:55.40
1898 Sailor King Danny Maher Walter B. Jennings Walter B. Jennings 1:55.40
1897 On Deck Fred Taral Julius Bauer Bromley & Co. 1:56.40
1896 Formal Fred Littlefield R. Wyndham Walden Alfred & David Morris 1:56.00
1895 Bright Phoebus Lester Reiff Charles S. Littlefield, Jr. Del Monte Stable 1:57.20
1894 Henry of Navarre Samuel Doggett Byron McClelland Byron McClelland 1:56.20
1893 Glenmoyne Willie Simms John W. Rogers Samuel S. Brown & John W. Rogers 1:54.80
1892 Pickpocket Fred Taral John W. Rogers Samuel S. Brown & John W. Rogers 2:11.40
1891 Potomac Anthony Hamilton Hardy Campbell, Jr. Michael F. Dwyer 2:11.00
1890 Sir John Martin Bergen Frank McCabe Dwyer Brothers Stable 2:09.40
1889 My Fellow William Donohue Charles S. Littlefield, Sr. Charles S. Littlefield, Sr. 2:10.20
1888 Raceland Godfrey James G. Rowe, Sr. August Belmont 2:12.00
1887 Hanover Jim McLaughlin Frank McCabe Dwyer Brothers Stable 2:11.25
1886 The Bard John Fisher John Huggins Mr. Kelso 2:09.50



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