Metropolitan Mile

Multi-Millionaire Thunder Snow Looks To Earn American Respect In Met Mile

In 23 lifetime starts and four seasons of racing, the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Thunder Snow has managed to compile a most impressive resume. He has won a Group 1 every season, placed in seven others, won at the top level on both turf and dirt and competed in five countries, while winning Group 1s in […]

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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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Army Mule Taken Out Of Met Mile Consideration

Impressive winner of the Grade 1 Carter Handicap in April, St. Elias Stable’s Army Mule has unfortunately been ruled out of consideration for the Metropolitan Mile Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. According to drf.com, the 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire is going to get time off in Ocala and point to a late summer campaign. […]

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‘Happy’ McCraken Pointed To Met Mile

Having exited an allowance victory on the Kentucky Derby undercard in good order, McCraken is now being pointed for the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on June 9 at Belmont Park, reports to drf.com. The 4-year-old son of Ghostzapper was making his first start in six months, most recently finishing third in last fall’s Fayette Stakes. “He’s […]

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Bolt D’Oro Now Headed For Met Mile, Not Preakness

Mick Ruis’ Bolt d’Oro will now be pointed to the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on the Belmont Stakes undercard, according to drf.com. The 12th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby had been considered for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, but Ruis said he wants “the best for Bolt, as much as I would love to […]

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Mind Your Biscuits ‘Best He’s Ever Been’ Ahead Of Met Mile Try

New York-bred Horse of the Year Mind Your Biscuits, winner of the Group 1 Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 31, turned in his first workout at Belmont Park since returning from a few weeks of freshening at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, and is pointing to the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan […]

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Runhappy, Gallery Racing New Sponsor Of Met Mile

Gallery Racing – the connections of champion sprinter Runhappy – will sponsor the 2018 Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap,the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. Gallery Racing/Runhappy will be the presenting sponsor of the 125th running of the Metropolitan Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Belmont Park’s main track on Belmont Stakes […]

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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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Mor Spirit The One To Catch In G1 Met Mile

Led by Michael Lund Petersen’s Grade 1 winner Mor Spirit, nine graded-stakes winners are among a dozen older horses set to contest a competitive edition of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap Saturday at Belmont Park. The 124th running of the Met Mile for 3-year-olds and up is one of nine graded […]

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Connect To Miss Met Mile Due To Minor Injury

Paul Pompa Jr.’s Connect, winner of the G3 Westchester Stakes in his last start, will be forced to miss the G1 Metropolitan Handicap June 10 due to an injury. “Connect has unfortunately emerged from his last workout with a minor injury that will keep him out of the Met Mile,” trainer Chad Brown told the […]

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