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The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which takes place on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park, features 18 stakes races, including eight Grade 1s. Two Maryland-breds, multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining and stakes winner Dirty, will compete in two of the stakes on June 8.

$400,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes-G1: For 4-year-olds and upward at six furlongs on the turf, June 8
Tom O’Grady’s Dirty, winner of the King T. Leatherbury Stakes at Laurel Park on April 20, seeks a second career stakes win. Last September, the 4-year-old finished second in the Allied Forces Stakes at Belmont Park, also run at six furlongs on the turf.

$150,000 Easy Goer Stakes: For 3-year-olds at one and one sixteenth miles, June 8
The 6/5 morning-line favorite, Runnymede Racing LLC’s Alwaysmining looks to bounce back from his recent 11th place finish in the Preakness Stakes-G1 at Pimlico on May 18. The gelding boasts a record of 7-0-1 from 13 starts.

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New home for MHBA in historic Reisterstown

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