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Maryland-breds running on Belmont Stakes Day - Maryland Horse Breeders Association

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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MHBA and its sales history

The leadership of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association tackled a new venture in the association’s first decade. In November 1938, the MHBA held its first sale of yearlings, horses in training, mares and weanlings “where Eastern buyers can replenish their stables before going to winter races, where Eastern breeders can purchase desirable mares for their farms close to home, and where the local breeders can find a ready market for the products of their farms that they did not wish to send to Saratoga.”

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Introduced wins the battle in the Miss Disco

Heavily-favored Introduced locked into a battle with Bunting through the Laurel stretch and pulled away late to notch her first stakes win in the six-furlong $75,000 Miss Disco Stakes for 3-year-old Maryland-bred or Maryland sired fillies on Maryland Pride Day, Saturday, Aug. 17. A successful runner on the turf, Introduced is now undefeated in two starts on the main track.

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Where Paradise Lay makes memorable stakes debut in Star de Naskra

Sagamore Farm’s homebred Where Paradise Lay laid it down in the $75,000 Star de Naskra Stakes, holding off Tappin Cat to score in his stakes debut on Maryland Pride Day, Saturday, Aug. 17 at Laurel Park.

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