Met Mile

All-Time Leading Churchill Downs Trainer Dale Romans Winless; Sends Out Pair Of Hopefuls For Belmont Stakes Card

Churchill Downs’ all-time leading trainer Dale Romans began Friday’s nine-race card in search of his first victory of the 2019 Spring Meet but the South Louisville-native isn’t letting the statistics keep him down. Romans, 52, continued to map out future race plans for his stable stars including multiple graded stakes winner Promises Fulfilled and Preakness (GII) […]

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Met Mile On The Table For Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow

The quirky horse made history earlier this year when he doubled up in the Dubai World Cup, and Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is far from finished with his racing career. According to attheraces.com, the 5-year-old son of Helmet could next start in the Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park. “Thunder Snow is doing good and worked […]

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Met Mile Next Target For Firenze Fire After Convincing Runhappy Score

Mr. Amore Stable’s homebred Firenze Fire surged to the lead at the top of the lane en route to a convincing score in Saturday’s $150,000 Runhappy, a six-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up at Belmont Park. Trained by Jason Servis, the 4-year-old Poseidon’s Warrior colt was quickest out of the gate under Irad Ortiz, Jr. […]

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Pletcher-Trained Coal Front ‘Going According To Schedule’ For Met Mile

Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Coal Front continued his preparations for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap when he breezed four furlongs in 50.55 seconds on Friday morning at Belmont for trainer Todd Pletcher. The move was the son of Stay Thirsty’s second work since an overseas triumph in the Group […]

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Title Ready, D’Amato Pair Ship In For Sunday’s Steve Sexton Mile

Write this date down: Sunday, April 28. It’s the day of the $300,000 Grade 3, Steve Sexton Mile for 3-yr-olds & up at Lone Star Park. Gates open early at noon. First race post time is 1:35 p.m. The Sexton Mile is the seventh race on the 10 race card and is scheduled to go […]

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Claiborne’s Runhappy To Sponsor Fox Sports’ NYRA Coverage, Met Mile And Travers

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced that Gallery Racing’s champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will return in 2019 as title sponsor of the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, as well as the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, in addition to sponsoring FOX Sports’ year-round national […]

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Belmont Stakes Schedule: Belmont Day To Feature Eight Grade 1 Races

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for a 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet, featuring 59 total stakes races worth $18.4 million, to commence on Friday, April 26 and run through Sunday, July 7. The meet is highlighted by the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 through […]

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Met Mile Winner Bee Jersey To Stand 2019 Season At Darby Dan

Bee Jersey, winner of this year’s Metropolitan Handicap (G1) and Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3), has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season for $5,000 S&N at Darby Dan Farm. Bee Jersey scored the biggest win of his career in the historic $1,200,000 Metropolitan Handicap in June. Sent off as the race favorite, […]

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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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