Keyword: Metropolitan Handicap

  • 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.

  • Frosted, Joel Rosario up, wins the Met Mile (gr. I) at Belmont.

    The Week in Photos for 6/14/2016

    Stakes Races: Belmont, Metropolitan Handicap, Ogden Phipps, Woodford Reserve Manhattan, Acorn, Longines Just a Game, New York, Woody Stephens, Brooklyn Invitational, Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, Jaipur Invitational, Old Forester Mint Julep...

  • Frosted is all alone at the finish of the Met Mile.

    Frosted Dusts Met Mile Competition

    In his first U.S. start since opening the season in Dubai, Frosted delivered a dominating performance in the $1.25 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) June 11 at Belmont Park.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    Palace Malice Out of Westchester With Bruise

    Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice will not run in the May 2 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park after a bruise was discovered in his right front foot, Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell confirmed.

  • Palace Malice and John Velazquez take the Met Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-82JCJdL">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Brilliant in Met Mile

    Palace Malice proved his class in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, winning his second grade I a year after taking the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Palace Malice will try to stay perfect in 2014 in the Met Mile.
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    One Year Later, Palace Malice Going Strong

    In the time that has passed since Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, both Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow have retired -- but Palice Malice is still going strong.

  • NBC Plans 16 Hours of Belmont Coverage

    NBC Sports Group will offer 16 hours of programming surrounding the 146th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), more than double the number of hours initially scheduled. Coverage includes other grade I races from Belmont Park.

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    Itsmyluckyday Confirmed for Salvatore Mile

    Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. confirmed that Itsmyluckyday, runner-up in the 2012 Preakness Stakes, will point to the July 6 Salvatore Mile (gr. III) at Monmouth Park as expected instead of wheeling around to the Met Mile.

  • Palace Malice wins the Westchester Stakes.
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    Palace Malice Turns Westchester Into Workout

    Palace Malice, a prohibitive favorite at odds of 1-20, made easy work of his three opponents in the $142,500 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) May 11 at Belmont Park in his prep race for the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I).

  • Vyjack wins an allowance race April 27.
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    Vyjack Victorious Off the Bench at Aqueduct

    Grade II winner Vyjack, at this time last year a contender on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned from a lengthy layoff April 27 to win a seven-furlong allowance at Aqueduct.

  • Sahara Sky wins the Metropolitan Handicap.
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    Sahara Sky Nabs Metropolitan 'Cap at Wire

    Sahara Sky, invading from Southern California for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, needed every inch of the long Belmont Park stretch run to catch pacesetting Cross Traffic in a heart-pounding finish to the Metropolitan Handicap.

  • 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.

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    Shackleford to Miss Forego

    Multiple grade I winner Shackleford will not run in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, trainer Dale Romans said the morning of the race.

  • Quality Road is the one to beat in the Met Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="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">Order This Photo</a>

    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 fights off Smooth Air to take the Met Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="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">Order This Photo</a>

    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' performance in the Met Mile, his first race vs. older foes.<br><a target="blank" href="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">Order This Photo</a>

    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.