06/06/2001 12:00AM

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Team Valor, the Kentucky racing partnership that is running Dr Greenfield in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, announced on Wednesday that it will be awarding an annual scholarship to the children of employees who work for racing stables. The $25,000 scholarship will be available to any college-bound or current student who has a parent working with Thoroughbreds on the backstretch of a racetrack in the United States. . . . Walmac International in Lexington, Ky., announced Monday that it has purchased an unspecified interest in the Grade 3-winning Carson City colt Leelanau. The colt, who won the May 28 Kentucky Breeders' Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs in track-record time for owner David Clark, will remain in training with Steve Morguelan, and Walmac has an option to purchase a larger interest in the future. . . . Mountaineer Park in West Virginia is raising overnight purses 5 percent effective June 17, to an average daily distribution of $142,000, up from $135,000. Bottom-level $4,000 claimers will now run for purses of $9,800, the track said, and open allowance purses will increase to $37,800. . . . The leading points earner among jockeys in the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series races will receive a $10,000 bonus, MATCH organizers and the Jockeys' Guild said Wednesday. The MATCH series consists of 30 races, with points available to the top six riders in each race.