Met Mile

Mor Spirit Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Mor Spirit, who’s best known for his dominant victory in the 2017 Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, has been retired and will stand stud in 2019 at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky. Mor Spirit is the newest stallion to be offered through Spendthrift’s renowned Share The Upside program. His […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Completes ‘Heavy Lifting’ Ahead Of Whitney Stretch-Out

Multiple graded stakes winner Mind Your Biscuits registered his final work before a planned start in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney at 1 1/8 miles on August 4. With jockey Joel Rosario aboard, the strapping chestnut breezed a half-mile in 49.88 seconds over the main track listed as fast just before 9 a.m. Friday. […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Showing The Right Signs For Whitney Stretch-Out

Two-time New York-bred Horse of the Year Mind Your Biscuits moved one step closer Friday morning to the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on August 4 with a seven-furlong breeze before galloping out a mile over Saratoga’s main track. The Whitney is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall […]

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Bee Jersey Denies Mind Your Biscuits In Met Mile

Leading the field from start to finish, Charles Fipke’s homebred Bee Jersey was able to hold on by a nose over Mind Your Biscuits in Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Jersey Town, ridden by Ricardo Santana, was sent to post as the 3-1 favorite on a three-race win streak. Trained […]

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Met Mile – The Breeders’ Race – Thriving As Part of Belmont Day Card

The Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap serves as a prime example of how the more things change, the more they stay the same – and sometimes they can become better than ever. Four years after moving from its traditional spot on Memorial Day and becoming a cornerstone of a spectacular Belmont Stakes Day […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Belmont Countdown: Chad Summers On ‘Biscuits’ And Shooting Straight

Horses keep you humble. It’s an old adage trainer Chad Summers knows too well. Summers started his training career roughly a year ago in spectacular fashion, saddling Mind Your Biscuits ahead of a win in the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen. Summers, 33, said he’s spent every day of that year learning. The success of […]

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Casse Hopes Awesome Slew Will Fill In Resume Gap With Grade 1 Met Mile

Live Oak Plantation’s multiple Grade 3 winner Awesome Slew returns to Belmont Park for Saturday’s $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap with another chance to fill what trainer Mark Casse said is the only blank spot on the 5-year-old’s resume – a Grade 1 victory. A Florida-bred son and grandson of two-time Grade 1 winners Awesome […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Tops Rich Field In Met Mile

An accomplished group of 11 graded-stakes winners, topped by $3.7 million earner and multiple Grade or Group 1 champion Mind Your Biscuits, will line up in an all-star edition of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap Saturday at Belmont Park. The 125th running of the Met Mile for 3-year-olds and up is one […]

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‘Versatile’ One Liner Could Give Pletcher A Third Met Mile Winner

Already a two-time winner, trainer Todd Pletcher looks to complete a personal hat trick when he sends out One Liner for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes undercard. Pletcher, who won the Met Mile with Palace Malice in 2014 and Quality Road in 2010, threw One Liner into this year’s mix following a […]

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Geroux’s Ability To Make 114-Pound Impost Earns Met Mile Mount On Bolt D’Oro

Two-time Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro worked a half-mile Sunday morning at Keeneland under multiple graded-stakes winning jockey Florent Geroux, who will be aboard for the first time in Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap. Owned and trained by Mick Ruis, Bolt d’Oro completed the distance in 48.40 seconds to rank 18th of 56 horses over Keeneland’s main track. He has […]

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