2009 Met Mile Results

The $600,000 Shadwell Metropolitan Handicap (G1), popularly referred to as the “Met Mile”, is the traditional Memorial Day feature at Belmont Park, featuring top older horses and some 3-year-olds going 1 mile around 1 turn of the main track. After Mr. Fantasy scratched out, a field of 12 went to post on a sunny holiday afternoon before just 10,099 paying spectators, with Bribon sent off as the 3-1 favorite, exiting a win in the Westchester Handicap after a fourth place effort in the Gulfstream Park Handicap. In to challenge the French-bred included 7-2 second choice Smooth Air, winner of the Gulfstream Park Handicap last out after finishing second in the Tallahassee, and 6-1 third choice Mr. Sidney, winner of the Maker’s Mark Mile on the turf at Keeneland.

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