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 Met Mile was first run in 1891 at Morris Park Racetrack. Prior to 1897, it was run at a distance of 1 1/8 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.
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