Keyword: Met Mile

  • In Search of the True Milers

    So, one must ask: When is a mile not a mile? In a pure horse racing sense it is a mile run around two turns instead of the more traditional flat mile around one turn.

  • Tommy Macho is one of two Met Mile starters owned by Paul Pompa Jr.

    Pompa Primed With Met Mile Duo

    Rally Cry will be joined in the Met Mile starting gate by his multiple graded stakes winning stablemate Tommy Macho, making his first start since a third-place finish in the Carter (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack in April. 

  • Tom Fool wins the 1953 Metropolitan Handicap

    Look Back: Tom Fool All Business in 1953 Met Mile

    This week is a column that included the headline, "A Low Curtsy for Tom Fool," written by George F. T. Ryall followed by a stakes report of the 1953 Metropolitan Handicap won by Tom Fool. Both stories ran in the May 30, 1953 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Targets Met Mile for Season Opener

    Not that plans were ever set in stone, but what owner James McIngvale characterized as some heel bruising has champion sprinter Runhappy targeting the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) for his first race of 2016.

  • Lenny's Place: Triple Crown Edition

    Lenny Shulman talks with owner Ahmed Zayat about American Pharoah's triple crown win. Lenny also describes what it was like to be at Belmont Park, Bob Baffert's training job, and more!

  • Honor Code wins the 2015 Met Mile.

    Honor Code to Target Whitney Handicap

    Honor Code will now target the Aug. 8 Whitney (gr. I) at Saratoga, McGaughey said. The 1 1/8-mile test will be just his second attempt at that distance and his first since winning the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) as a 2-year-old.

  • Honor Code and Javier Castellano take the Met Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-X5hHdz3">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Flies Home in Met Mile

    Honor Code turned on the afterburners and flew home June 6 in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, with last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist getting up for second.

  • Tonalist, who won last year's Belmont Stakes, is back on Belmont Stakes Day.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-DsNpg6k">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Looks to Continue Met Mile Trend

    The Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) is on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard for the second year in a row. With the 2014 edition won by the previous year's Belmont winner, Christophe Clement hopes Tonalist can also win.

  • After the Wire: Belmont Stakes 146

    J. Keeler Johnson takes a look at the Belmont Stakes and also reflects on several undercard races for this week's After the Wire.

  • The June 7th Belmont crowd will enjoy much more than the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Mega-Day Shines Along With 'Chrome'

    NYRA unveils the first in its mega-day strategy June 7 when it moves races like the Met Mile, Ogden Phipps, Acorn, and Brooklyn to Belmont Stakes day in an effort to ramp up interest, quality, and handle.

  • Belmont Stakes: Todd Pletcher on Works

    Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about the June 1 works of Commissioner, Matterhorn, Palace Malice, Princess of Sylmar, and more at Belmont Park.

  • Sahara Sky

    Sahara Sky Taps Pleasant Bicoastal Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Conceived in Kentucky, foaled in Florida, and trained in Southern California, Sahara Sky made another cross-country journey to secure his first grade I victory.

  • Flat Out is undefeated in four starts at Belmont Park.

    Met Mile: Flat Out Faces Pletcher Pair

    The Met Mile (gr. I) at Belmont Park traditionally has been one of the most prestigious races in the country, and all you have to do is go down this year's list of entries to understand why.

  • Tizway wins the Met Mile

    Tizway Cruises in Met Mile

    William Clifton Jr.'s Tizway took over approaching the quarter pole and opened up in the stretch to post a decisive victory in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on Memorial Day at Belmont Park.

  • Met Mile winner Quality Road&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9047698%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Met Mile is Road to Breeding Shed Success

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Traditionally considered a sire-making race, a win in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) is a coveted addition to the resume of future sires like 2010 winner Quality Road.

  • Quality Road is the one to beat in the Met Mile.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7958411%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Fresh Quality Road Tops Met Mile Lineup

    Freshened up since his sensational 12 3/4-length length triumph in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) nearly four months ago, Quality Road is the one to beat in the $500,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park May 31.

  • Bribon puts back-to-back wins together with a Met Mile triumph.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8151798%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Bribon Breaks Through

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>It would have been hard to predict that Bribon would achieve his most prestigious victory at age 6 on American dirt when he made his juvenile debut in a seven-furlong event at Saint-Cloud in France.

  • Bribon fights off Smooth Air to take the Met Mile.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8151798%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Bribon Uses Late Kick to Score Met Mile Win

    Marc Keller's 6-year-old gelding Bribon came five-wide into the lane and outran a trio of rivals to take the $600,000 Shadwell Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) by a half-length over Smooth Air May 25 at Belmont Park.

  • Mr. Fantasy will try to duplicate his Withers&#39; performance in the Met Mile, his first race vs. older foes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8040644%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Full Field Drawn For Wide-Open Met Mile

    West Point Thoroughbreds and partners' Mr. Fantasy and Sequoia Racing's Imperial Council will each try to become the first 3-year-old to win the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) since Honour and Glory did it back in 1996, but will have to conquer a full field of older horses on May 25 at Belmont Park to make it happen.

  • Shadwell to Sponsor Best Turned Out Award

    Shadwell Farm, sponsor of the Memorial Day feature race at Belmont Park May 25, the Shadwell Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), will again sponsor the "Best Turned Out Horse" Award. An award of $500 will be presented to the groom of the best turned out horse participating in the Met Mile.

  • Withers winner Mr. Fantasy is scheduled to run next in the Met Mile.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8040653%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mr. Fantasy to Run in Met Mile

    Mr. Fantasy, winner of the Withers Stakes (gr. III), will make his next start in the $600,000 Shadwell Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) May 25, West Point Thoroughbreds' president Terry Finley said Tuesday.

  • Divine Park storms home to take the Met Mile (gr. I).

    Bargain Baby Divine Park Grabs Met Mile

    James Barry purchased his 4-year-old Divine Park for just $20,000 at Keeneland's September yearling sale in 2005. Less than three years later, the son of Chester House became a grade I winner when he ran down the talented Commentator in the $600,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park.