NEW YORK -- Seattle Fitz led all the way for a half-length victory in the 116th running of the $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap for horses 3 years and older at Belmont Park yesterday.
Seattle Fitz covered the 1 1/8 miles in 1:46 1/5, matching the stakes record for 9 furlongs. He shares the record with Formal Gold (1997), Running Stag (1999), and Seeking Daylight (2002).
Dynever, the favorite, finished second of seven in the Grade II stakes race, 2 3/4 lengths ahead of Newfoundland.
With Richard Migliore aboard, the Argentine-bred 5-year-old Seattle Fitz carried 116 pounds to earn $150,000 for West Point Stable with his third win in six trips to the post this year.
Seattle Fitz returned $8, $3.60, and $2.40. Dynever paid $3 and $2.20 and Newfoundland was $2.40 to show.