Belmont Stakes

Digest (June 14): Maryland horsemen thrive on Belmont undercard

Digest (June 14): Maryland horsemen thrive on Belmont undercard

While the eyes of the racing world were focused on Justify's successful quest to become the 13th Triple Crown champion, Maryland's horsemen received some well-deserved attention of their own during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at Belmont Park. For the second straight year, trainer Graham Motion upset the $1 million Manhattan (G1) on the Belmont Stakes (G1) undercard with a horse he brought from his base at Fair Hill in Elkton. After Ascend's 27-1 upset in 2017, Spring Quality defied both Post 13 and his 18-1 odds to emerge a neck in front of a crowded finish line where none of the top nine finishers were separated by more than a neck. Augustin Stable homebred...

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