Welcome To The Morgan Mile Trotting Races.
On September 9th 2017 at 1PM history will repeat itself since the famous Morgan Horse named Figure and later called Justin Morgan or The
Morgan Horse, raced down this old Vermont Road. He was raced against two New York running horses in Brookfield,
Vt. in 1796 (defeating both easily). That stretch of road is known as "Morgan Mile" to this day and is located
close to the place Morgan is said to have lived near the Randolph-Brookfield town line. Morgan horses will,
again, race a quarter mile on the same road that Justin Morgan did over two hundred and twenty two years ago.
Justin Morgan won races with regularity and was considered a "fleet runner at short distances." Running horses
down public roads for what was generally an agreed upon distance of eighty rods was very common in the late
eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Horses were started from "scratch."
That stretch of road is known as "Morgan Mile" to this day and is located close to the place Morgan is said to have lived near the Randolph-Brookfield town line. Figure went on to become known as the Justin Morgan horse.
Organizer Dennis Tatro and The Vermont Morgan Horse Association have put together a series of trotting races in which Morgan Horses will again race down this historical road. Races will be at a trot, under saddle as well as in harness. Starting time is 1 PM on The Morgan Mile Road in Brookfield Vermont.
Come and have some fun, this event is FREE! We have a food vender available so you can get some food, park along side of the road and watch the races. Plenty of open fields for children to play. People come from all over the Country and are very friendly so you can make new friends!
You can bring your registered Morgan and race as well, Thats FREE too! You must become a member of VMHA for insurance purposes but other than that there is no charge. Some people come to race to win and other people come to race just for the history. Plan to attend this event or better yet, bring a Morgan Horse and race in this event!