Metropolitan Handicap

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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Bee Jersey Retired Due To Tendon Injury, Stud Plans Pending

Charles Fipke’s homebred Grade 1 winner Bee Jersey has been retired from racing after injuring a tendon. The four-year-old colt was considered the leading miler in North America this year. He won the G1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” race, at Belmont Park on June 9 in his final start, defeating […]

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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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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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Met Mile: Mind Your Biscuits ‘Bigger, Faster, And Stronger’ This Year

Though Justify will deservedly take top billing next Saturday, it’s possible the main attraction on a loaded Belmont Stakes Day undercard could be the New York-bred Mind Your Biscuits in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap. The 5-year-old son of Posse is fresh off a second dazzling victory in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, and […]

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Mor Spirit Vuela En La Milla Del Metropolitan Handicap

La invasión californiana de Bob Baffert y Mike Smith el pasado sábado 10 en Belmont fue indetenible. La exitosa yunta añadió otro triunfo a su tarde de gloria en Belmont Park gracias a Mor Spirit y su contundente demostración en el Metroplitan Handicap (G1, $1,200,000), una de las carreras más esperadas dentro del Festival Hípico […]

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Baffert, Smith Unstoppable As Mor Spirit Dominates Met Mile

A history-making day for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith continues on Saturday’s blockbuster card at Belmont Park, as the two Hall of Famers teamed up on Michael Lund Peterson’s Mor Spirit to bring home the G1 Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap. A 4-year-old son of Eskendereya, Mor Spirit dominated his 11 rivals over the […]

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