Metropolitan Handicap

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Metropolitan Handicap
Grade I race
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, USA
Inaugurated 1891
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.nyra.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Handicap
Purse $1,250,000 (2014)

The Metropolitan Handicap, frequently called the "Met Mile," is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the last week of May at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Open to horses age three and older, it is contested on dirt over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs). The 2014 running of the Metropolitan Handicap will take place on June 7, 2014

The Met Mile was first run in 1891 at Morris Park Racetrack. Prior to 1897, it was run at a distance of 1⅛ miles. In 1904, its location was moved to Belmont Park. There it remained except for nine years; 1960 to 1967, 1969, and 1975 when it was hosted by Aqueduct Racetrack. It was not run in 1895, 1911, and 1912.

The Met Mile is the first of three races in the New York Handicap Triple series, followed by the Suburban Handicap and Brooklyn Handicap. Four horses have won the Handicap Triple:

There was a Dead Heat for first in 1905. [1]

Records[edit]

Time record:

Most wins

  • 3 - Devil Diver (1943, 1944, 1945)
  • Equipoise won the race in 1932 and 1933 then after winning again in 1934, was disqualified.
  • Four other horses have officially won the Met Mile twice: Gulch (1987, 1988); Forego (1976, 1977); Stymie (1947, 1948); and Mad Hatter (1921, 1922).

Most wins by an owner

Most wins by a jockey

Most wins by a trainer

Winners of the Metropolitan Handicap since 1891[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time Grade
2014 Palace Malice 4 John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:33.56 I
2013 Sahara Sky 4 Joel Rosario Jerry Hollendorfer Goldmark Farm 1:34.17 I
2012 Shackleford 4 John Velazquez Dale Romans Lauffer/Cubbedge 1:33.30 I
2011 Tizway 6 Rajiv Maragh H. James Bond William Clifton, Jr. 1:32.90 I
2010 Quality Road 4 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Edward P. Evans 1:33.11 I
2009 Bribon 6 Alan Garcia Rob Ribaudo Marc Keller 1:34.15 I
2008 Divine Park 4 Alan Garcia Kiaran McLaughlin James J. Barry 1:36.91 I
2007 Corinthian 4 Kent Desormeaux James A. Jerkens Centennial Farms 1:34.77 I
2006 Silver Train 4 Edgar Prado Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Buckram Oak Farm 1:34.27 I
2005 Ghostzapper 5 Javier Castellano Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables 1:33.20 I
2004 Pico Central 5 Alex Solis Paulo Lobo Gary A. Tanaka 1:35.40 I
2003 Aldebaran 5 Jerry D. Bailey Robert J. Frankel Flaxman Holdings 1:34.00 I
2002 Swept Overboard 5 Jorge F. Chavez Craig Dollase J. Paul Reddam 1:33.20 I
2001 Exciting Story 4 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1:37.00 I
2000 Yankee Victor 4 Heberto Castillo, Jr. Carlos Morales Moreton Binn 1:34.60 I
1999 Sir Bear 6 John Velazquez Ralph Ziade Barbara Smollin 1:34.40 I
1998 Wild Rush 4 Jerry D. Bailey Richard Mandella Stronach Stables 1:33.40 I
1997 Langfuhr 5 Jorge F. Chavez Mike Keogh Gus Schickedanz 1:33.00 I
1996 Honour and Glory 3 John Velazquez D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 1:32.80 I
1995 You And I 4 Jorge F. Chavez Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1:34.60 I
1994 Holy Bull 3 Mike E. Smith Warren A. Croll, Jr. Warren A. Croll, Jr. 1:33.80 I
1993 Ibero 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Frank E. Whitham 1:34.20 I
1992 Dixie Brass 3 Julio Pezua Dennis J. Brida Michael Watral 1:33.60 I
1991 In Excess 4 Pat Valenzuela Bruce L. Jackson Jack J. Munari 1:35.40 I
1990 Criminal Type 5 Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 1:34.40 I
1989 Proper Reality 4 Jerry D. Bailey Robert E. Holthus Mrs. James A. Winn 1:34.00 I
1988 Gulch 4 Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Peter M. Brant 1:34.60 I
1987 Gulch 3 Pat Day Leroy Jolley Peter M. Brant 1:34.80 I
1986 Garthorn 6 Rafael Meza Robert J. Frankel Jerome S. Moss 1:33.60 I
1985 Forzando 4 Don MacBeth John Sullivan S. C. Chillingworth 1:34.40 I
1984 Fit to Fight 5 Jerry D. Bailey MacKenzie Miller Rokeby Stable 1:34.00 I
1983 Star Choice 4 Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch Frances A. Genter 1:33.80 I
1982 Conquistador Cielo 3 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1:33.00 I
1981 Fappiano 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Jan H. Nerud John A. Nerud 1:33.80 I
1980 Czaravich 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. William H. Turner, Jr. William L. Reynolds 1:35.80 I
1979 State Dinner 4 Chris McCarron William E. Burch C. V. Whitney 1:34.00 I
1978 Cox's Ridge 4 Eddie Maple Joseph B. Cantey Loblolly Stable 1:34.60 I
1977 Forego 7 Bill Shoemaker Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Lazy F Ranch 1:34.80 I
1976 Forego 6 Heliodoro Gustines Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Lazy F Ranch 1:34.80 I
1975 Gold and Myrrh 4 Walter Blum William F. Wilmot William B. Wilmot 1:33.60 I
1974 Arbees Boy 4 Eddie Maple George Weckerle, Jr. Otly Stable 1:34.40 I
1973 Tentam 4 Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Cragwood Stable 1:35.00 I
1972 Executioner 4 Eddie Belmonte Eddie Yowell October House Farm 1:35.40
1971 Tunex 5 John Ruane H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:35.80
1970 Nodouble 5 Jorge Tejeira J. Bert Sonnier Verna Lea Farm 1:34.60
1969 Arts and Letters 3 Jean Cruguet J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1:34.00
1968 In Reality 4 John L. Rotz Melvin Calvert Frances A. Genter 1:35.00
1967 Buckpasser 4 Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Ogden Phipps 1:34.60
1966 Bold Lad 4 Braulio Baeza Edward A. Neloy Wheatley Stable 1:34.20
1965 Gun Bow 5 Walter Blum Edward A. Neloy Gedney Farm 1:34.40
1964 Olden Times 6 Hank Moreno Mesh Tenney Rex C. Ellsworth 1:34.40
1963 Cyrano 4 Bobby Ussery John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:35.00
1962 Carry Back 4 John L. Rotz Jack A. Price Katherine Price 1:33.60
1961 Kelso 4 Eddie Arcaro Carl Hanford Bohemia Stable 1:35.60
1960 Bald Eagle 5 Manuel Ycaza Woody Stephens Cain Hoy Stable 1:33.60
1959 Sword Dancer 3 Bill Shoemaker J. Elliott Burch Brookmeade Stable 1:35.20
1958 Gallant Man 4 Bill Shoemaker John A. Nerud Ralph Lowe 1:35.60
1957 Traffic Judge 5 Eddie Arcaro James W. Maloney Louis P. Doherty 1:36.00
1956 Midafternoon 4 William Boland Thomas M. Waller Mrs. Edward E. Robbins 1:35.00
1955 High Gun 4 Anthony DeSpirito Max Hirsch King Ranch 1:35.60
1954 Native Dancer 4 Eric Guerin William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:35.20
1953 Tom Fool 4 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:35.80
1952 Mameluke 4 Gerald Porch Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney 1:36.40
1951 Casemate 4 Dave Gorman Robert Dotter James Cox Brady, Jr. 1:35.40
1950 Greek Ship 3 Hedley Woodhouse Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 1:36.60
1949 Loser Weeper 4 Hedley Woodhouse William C. Winfrey Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:36.40
1948 Stymie 7 Conn McCreary Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1:36.80
1947 Stymie 6 Basil James Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 1:37.40
1946 Gallorette 4 Job Dean Jessop Edward A. Christmas William L. Brann 1:37.00
1945 Devil Diver 6 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:36.40
1944 Devil Diver 5 Ted Atkinson John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:35.80
1943 Devil Diver 4 George Woolf John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:36.60
1942 Attention 4 Don Meade Max Hirsch Mrs. Parker Corning 1:36.40
1941 Eight Thirty 5 Harry Richards Bert Mulholland George D. Widener, Jr. 1:37.20
1940 Third Degree 4 Eddie Arcaro John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 1:35.40
1939 Knickerbocker 3 Fred A. Smith Pete Coyne Joseph E. Widener 1:37.20
1938 Danger Point 4 Eddie Arcaro Eddie Hayward James D. Norris 1:38.00
1937 Snark 4 Johnny Longden James Fitzsimmons Wheatley Stable 1:37.80
1936 Good Harvest 4 Sam Renick Bud Stotler Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:36.40
1935 King Saxon 4 Calvin Rainey C. H. Knebelkamp C. H. Knebelkamp 1:38.20
1934 Mr. Khayyam 4 Robert Jones Matthew P. Brady Catawba Farm 1:37.00
1933 Equipoise 5 Raymond Workman Thomas J. Healey C. V. whitney 1:37.40
1932 Equipoise 4 Raymond Workman Thomas J. Healey C. V. whitney 1:37.00
1931 Questionnaire 4 Raymond Workman Andy Schuttinger James Butler 1:38.60
1930 Jack High 4 Linus McAtee A. Jack Joyner George D. Widener, Jr. 1:35.00
1929 Petee-Wrack 4 Steve O'Donnell Willie Booth John R. Macomber 1:40.00
1928 Nimba 4 Harold Thurber George M. Odom Marshall Field III 1:40.00
1927 Black Maria 4 Frank Coltiletti William H. Karrick William R. Coe 1:37.40
1926 Sarazen 5 Fred Weiner Max Hirsch Fair Stable 1:38.00
1925 Sting 4 Bennie Breuning Jimmy Johnson James Butler 1:37.00
1924 Laurano 3 Harold Thurber Johnny Loftus Oak Ridge Stable 1:38.20
1923 Grey Lag 5 Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 1:38.00
1922 Mad Hatter 6 Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 1:36.60
1921 Mad Hatter 5 Earl Sande Sam Hildreth Rancocas Stable 1:37.40
1920 Wildair 3 Eddie Ambrose James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 1:38.80
1919 Lanius 4 Johnny Loftus A. Jack Joyner George D. Widener, Jr. 1:42.40
1918 Trompe La Mort 3 Linus McAtee Thomas Welch Joseph E. Widener 1:38.40
1917 Ormesdale 4 John McTaggart Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson, Jr. 1:39.20
1916 The Finn 4 Andy Schuttinger Edward W. Heffner Henry C. Hallenbeck 1:38.00
1915 Stromboli 4 Clarence Turner Sam Hildreth August Belmont, Jr. 1:39.80
1914 Buskin 4 Charles Fairbrother John Whalen John Whalen 1:37.80
1913 Whisk Broom II 6 Joe Notter James G. Rowe, Sr. Harry Payne Whitney 1:39.00
1912 No Race - No Race No Race No Race 0:00.00
1911 No Race - No Race No Race No Race 0:00.00
1910 Fashion Plate 4 Matthew McGee William H. Karrick Oneck Stable 1:37.80
1909 King James 4 Guy Burns John E. Madden Sam Hildreth 1:40.00
1908 Jack Atkin 4 Carroll H. Shilling Herman R. Brandt Barney Schreiber 1:38.60
1907 Glorifier 5 Charles Garner James H. McCormick James H. McCormick 1:40.80
1906 Grapple 4 Charles Garner Enoch Wishard John A. Drake 1:39.00
1905 Race King (DH) 4 L. Smith Jim McLaughlin O. L. Richard 1:41.60
1905 Sysonby (DH) 3 Willie Shaw James G. Rowe, Sr. James R. Keene 1:41.60
1904 Irish Lad 4 Willie Shaw John E. Madden Herman B. Duryea 1:40.00
1903 Gunfire 4 Tommy Burns John W. Rogers William C. Whitney 1:38.00
1902 Arsenal 3 J. Daly Julius Bauer Arthur L. Featherstone 1:42.50
1901 Banastar 6 George M. Odom Charles F. Hill Charles H. Mackay 1:42.00
1900 Ethelbert 4 Danny Maher A. Jack Joyner Perry Belmont 1:41.00
1899 Filigrane 4 Richard Clawson R. Wyndham Walden A. H. Morris & D. H. Morris 1:39.25
1898 Bowling Brook 3 Pete Clay R. Wyndham Walden A. H. Morris & D. H. Morris 1:44.00
1897 Voter 3 John Lamley William Lakeland James R. Keene 1:40.00
1896 Counter Tenor 4 Anthony Hamilton William Lakeland Jacob Ruppert, Jr. 1:53.00
1895 No Race - No Race No Race No Race 0:00.00
1894 Ramapo 4 Fred Taral John J. Hyland Gideon & Daly 1:52.50
1893 Charade 4 Samuel Doggett Not found W. R. Jones 1:52.25
1892 Pessara 4 Fred Taral John Campbell Walcott & Campbell 1:54.00
1891 Tristan 3 George Taylor Not Found L. Stuart & Co. 1:51.50

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