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Metropolitan Handicap top three finishers

This is a listing of the horses that finished in either first, second, or third place and the number of starters in the Metropolitan Handicap, an American Grade 1 race for horses three year-olds and older at one mile on dirt held at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.[1] (List 1973-present)

Year Winner Second Third Starters
2010 Quality Road Musket Man Tizway 8
2009 Bribon Smooth Air Driven by Success 12
2008 Divine Park Commentator Lord Snowden 9
2007 Corinthian Political Force Lawyer Ron 9
2006 Silver Train Sun King Mass Media 7
2005 Ghostzapper Silver Wagon Sir Shackleton 6
2004 Pico Central Bowman's Band Strong Hope 9
2003 Aldebaran Saarland Peeping Tom 8
2002 Swept Overboard Aldebaran Crafty C. T. 10
2001 Exciting Story Peeping Tom Alannan 10
2000 Yankee Victor Honest Lady Sir Bear 8
1999 Sir Bear Crafty Friend Liberty Gold 8
1998 Wild Rush Banker's Gold Accelerator 9
1997 Langfuhr Western Winter Northern Afleet 10
1996 Honour and Glory Lite the Fuse Afternoon Deelites 9
1995 You And I Lite the Fuse Our Emblem 9
1994 Holy Bull Cherokee Run Devil His Due 10
1993 Ibero Bertrando Alydeed 9
1992 Dixie Brass Pleasant Tap In Excess 11
1991 In Excess Rubiano Gervazy 14
1990 Criminal Type Housebuster Easy Goer 9
1989 Proper Reality Seeking the Gold Dancing Spree 8
1988 Gulch Afleet Stacked Pack 8
1987 Gulch King's Swan Broad Brush 9
1986 Garthorn Love That Mac Lady's Secret 8
1985 Forzando Mo Exception Track Barron 8
1984 Fit to Fight A Phenomenon Moro 10
1983 Star Choice Tough Critic John's Gold 13
1982 Conquistador Cielo Silver Buck Star Gallant 14
1981 Fappiano Irish Tower Amber Pass 7
1980 Czaravich State Dinner Silent Cal 8
1979 State Dinner Dr. Patches Sorry Lookin 9
1978 Cox's Ridge Buckfinder Quiet Little Table 9
1977 Forego Co Host Full Out 12
1976 Forego Master Derby Lord Rebeau 6
1975 Gold and Myrrh Stop the Music Forego 7
1974 Arbees Boy Forego Timeless Moment 8
1973 Tentam Key to the Mint King's Bishop 8


  1. Stakes Histories, The Original Racing Almanac 2009, page 390-391 on June 26, 2008.


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