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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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Cordmaker excels in $100,000 Polynesian

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker closed the gap, punched through an opening at the top of the stretch and prevailed by a half-length in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes over Maryland-bred stakes winner Clubman at Laurel Park on Sunday, June 16.

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Two Maryland-breds sell for six-figures at June OBS Sale

Of the dozen Maryland-breds who went through the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age at the OBS Sales Grounds in Ocala, Fla., June 12-14, 10 sold, including two colts for six-figures in the final session. Hip 1051, a bay son of classic winner Shackleford and half-brother to stakes winner Safe Trip, sold for $145,000 to EQB, Inc., Patrice Miller, agent, from the consignment of Pick View LLC, Agent I. He was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Bayne Welker Jr. out of the Coronado's Quest mare Teruko.

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2019 MHBA Board of Director election results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership has selected three incumbent members, a former board member and a 2018 presidential appointee to the 2019 Board of Directors, as announced June 13. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected this year will serve for the next three years. Incumbents Louis Merryman, Sabrina Moore and James B. Steele Jr. join Richard Blue Jr., who last served on the board in 2017, and Michael F. Horning.

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