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Met Mile Draws Small, But Quality Field

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It's Memorial Day Weekend... already. (I can't believe how fast the winter/spring has gone by!) The three-day holiday means a lot of good racing on tap around the country, culminating with the Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park (post time: 5:47pm Eastern; TV: HRTV, TVG). Two other Grade 1 races will run at Belmont on Monday - the Ogden Phillips and the Acorn - as well as a host of graded stakes action across the country.

Sometimes a small field is a sign of a soft race, especially if it only contains one or two quality colts. Monday's Met Mile only drew a field of six, but the race contains essentially every big name currently running in the dirt mile division. Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb's Posse leads a field that includes To Honor and Serve, Shackleford, Caixa Electronica and Jackson Bend.

Below are the entries and post positions for Monday Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML
1 To Honor and Serve J. Lecazno W. Mott 3/1
2 Shackleford J. Velazquez D. Romans 4/1
3 Caleb's Posse R. Maragh D. Von Hemel 8/5
4 Saginaw D. Cohen D. Jacobson 10/1
5 Caixa Electronica J. Castellano T. Pletcher 15/1
6 Jackson Bend C. Nakatani N. Zito 3/1

Elsewhere on the continent, no fewer than 14 graded stakes races are slated to run, including the Grade 1 Gamely at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Below is the stakes schedule for Memorial Day weekend:

Date Race Track Age/Sex Dist. Surf.
26-May G2-American Handicap BHP 3up 8.0 Turf
26-May G2-Sheepshead Bay BEL 3up, f&m 11.0 Turf
26-May G3-Arlington Matron AP 3up, f&m 9.0 Synt.
26-May G3-Eclipse Stakes WO 4up 8.5 Dirt
26-May G3-Louisville Hcp. CD 3up 12.0 Turf
26-May Arlington Classic AP 3yo 8.5 Turf
27-May G2-Connaught Cup WO 4up 7.0 Turf
28-May G1-Acorn BEL 3yo, f 8.0 Dirt
28-May G1-Gamely BHP 3up, f&m 9.0 Turf
28-May G1-Met Mile BEL 3up 8.0 Dirt
28-May G1-Ogden Phipps BEL 3up, f&m 8.5 Dirt
28-May G2-Sands Point BEL 3yo, f 9.0 Turf
28-May G3-Berkeley GG 4up 8.5 Synt.
28-May G3-Lone Star Park Hcp. LS 3up 8.5 Dirt
28-May G3-Los Angeles Hcp. BHP 3up 6.0 Synt.