The Tidal Stakes is a discontinued Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds run at the Sheepshead Bay Race Track in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York from the 1880s through until the track closed in 1910. According to a 1901 report on the race by The New York Times, the Tidal Stakes was one of the famous fixtures of the Sheepshead Bay Spring meeting.
|Location||Sheepshead Bay Race Track, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York|
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1¼ miles (10 furlongs)|
The inaugural running in 1881 was won by Luke Blackburn. Ridden by Jim McLaughlin and trained by James G. Rowe Sr., following the creation of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, horse, jockey and trainer would all be inducted. The final running of the Tidal Stakes took place on 1910 and was won by The Turk who recorded the fastest time in the history of the race at the mile and a quarter distance.
The most significant event in the history of the Tidal Stakes was Colin's win in 1908. The future Hall of Fame horse who would be ranked 15th in the 2000 Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century, retired undefeated after his fifteenth career win in the Tidal.
- 1 ¼ miles: 2:03 4/5, The Turk (1910)
- 1 mile: 1:38 4/5, Watercolor (1901)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 8 - Jim McLaughlin (1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 8 - James G. Rowe Sr. (1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909)
Most wins by an owner:
- 6 - Dwyer Brothers Stable (1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1887)
|1910||The Turk||Matt McGee||Richard O. Miller||Silver Brook Farm (William S. Fanshawe)||11⁄4 M||2:03.80||$1,450|
|1909||Hilarious||Richard Scoville||James G. Rowe Sr.||James R. Keene||11⁄4 M||2:05.00||$14,550|
|1908||Colin||Joe Notter||James G. Rowe Sr.||James R. Keene||11⁄4 M||2:04.00||$15,050|
|1907||Peter Pan||Walter Miller||James G. Rowe Sr.||James R. Keene||11⁄4 M||2:07.40||$15,050|
|1906||Accountant||Jack Martin||Matthew M. Allen||Diamond Jim Brady||11⁄4 M||2:10.00||$14,050|
|1905||Sysonby||Dave Nicol||James G. Rowe Sr.||James R. Keene||11⁄4 M||2:05.00||$14,550|
|1904||Ort Wells||Gene Hildebrand||Enoch Wishard||John A. Drake||11⁄4 M||2:06.00||$15,250|
|1903||Shorthose||William Haack||W. Fred Presgrave||Goughacres Stable (B. F. & T. C. Clyde)||11⁄4 M||2:12.20||$14,550|
|1902||Major Daingerfield||Willie Shaw||Matthew M. Allen||Frederick C. McLewee & Co.||11⁄4 M||2:09.60||$14,575|
|1901||Watercolor||Willie Shaw||Charles N. Littlefield||Charles N. Littlefield||1 M||1:38.80||$4,770|
|1900||McMeekin||Carl Mitchell||William M. Barrick||William M. Barrick||1 M||1:40.60||$4,900|
|1899||Filon d'Or||Patrick A. McCue||T. J. Healey||Richard T.Wilson Jr.||1 M||1:41.20||$4,660|
|1898||Handball||Robert Williams||Frank McCabe||Philip J. Dwyer||1 M||1:41.40||$3,770|
|1897||Buddha||Willie Simms||R. Wyndham Walden||R. C. Hall||1 M||1:42.20||$3,090|
|1896||Margrave||Henry Griffin||Byron McClelland||Blemton Stable||1 M||1:43.00||$5,690|
|1895||Keenan||Henry Griffin||John J. Hyland||John Daly & David Gideon||1 M||1:42.00||$6,380|
|1894||Dobbins||Willie Simms||Hardy Campbell Jr.||Richard Croker||1 M||1:40.00||$7,900|
|1893||Sir Walter||Samuel Doggett||Walter C. Rollins||Oneck Stable||1 M||1:43.00||$6.330|
|1892||Charade||Willie Simms||William R. Jones||William R. Jones||1 M||1:41.25||$6,690|
|1891||Portchester||Anthony Hamilton||Frank McCabe||Philip J. Dwyer & Sons||1 M||1:42.00||$5,770|
|1890||Burlington||Isaac Burns Murphy||Albert Cooper||Hough Brothers||1 M||1:45.00||$8,480|
|1889||Salvator||Jim McLaughlin||Matthew Byrnes||James B. A. Haggin||1 M||1:44.40||$7,000|
|1888||Defense||Fred Littlefield||M. Jordan||1 M||1:42.75||$7,720|
|1887||Hanover||Jim McLaughlin||Frank McCabe||Dwyer Brothers Stable||1 M||1:41.25||$6,740|
|1886||Inspector B||Jim McLaughlin||Frank McCabe||Dwyer Brothers Stable||1 M||1:46.75||$5,810|
|1885||Joe Cotton †||Jim McLaughlin||Abraham Perry||James T. Williams||1 M||1:44.25||$2,655|
|1884||Young Duke||Charlie Shauer||Matthew Byrnes||Pierre Lorillard IV||1 M||1:48.75||$4,180|
|1883||Barnes||Jim McLaughlin||James G. Rowe Sr.||Dwyer Brothers Stable||1 M||1:46.75||$4,320|
|1882||Runnymede||Jim McLaughlin||James G. Rowe Sr.||Dwyer Brothers Stable||1 M||1:43.75||$3,960|
|1881||Hindoo||Jim McLaughlin||James G. Rowe Sr.||Dwyer Brothers Stable||1 M||1:43.25|
|1880||Luke Blackburn||Jim McLaughlin||James G. Rowe Sr.||Dwyer Brothers Stable||1 M||1:45.00|
- † 1885 dead heat for first between Joe Cotton and Pardee.
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