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Belmont Stakes notes: Honor Code scores upset in Met Mile

Belmont Stakes notes: Honor Code scores upset in Met Mile

ELMONT, N.Y. — Besides American Pharoah's pursuit of a Triple Crown, Belmont day had at least two other major elements to offer: money and Bayern. The money was guaranteed. On a day of 12 races, plus the $1.5-million Belmont, there were purses totaling an additional $6,332,000. Think of it as kind of a pretend Breeders' Cup. There were six Grade I stakes, two Grade II's and a Grade III. After the Belmont, the biggest deal was the Met Mile. It offered $1.25 million and the strongest and most competitive field of the day. It also offered Bayern, like American Pharoah a Bob Baffert-trained horse, and, like American Pharoah, a horse with a big reputation. Bayern...

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