Belmont Stakes Purse Boosted to $1.5 Million

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Belmont Stakes Purse Boosted to $1.5 Million
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The New York Racing Association announced Dec. 28 that the purse for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the third leg of the Triple Crown, will be $1.5 million for the 146th renewal June 7, 2014. The 1 1/2-mile race had been worth $1 million since 1998.

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