Preakness Stakes

‘He Does Everything Right’: Centeno Finds Gem In Alwaysmining

Daniel Centeno had little idea what to expect when he rode Alwaysmining for the first time on Oct. 27 in a 1-mile allowance/optional claiming event for 2-year-olds over a sloppy Laurel Park surface. His interest in the Maryland-bred gelding increased 10-fold, and then some, after a 10-length victory. “I talked to (trainer Kelly Rubley) and […]

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Two Turns No Problem For Alwaysmining In Private Terms

For a horse that never been two turns before, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining made it look easy in extending his win streak to five races, the last four in stakes, with a front-running 6 ¾-length romp in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park. The 30th running of the Private Terms for 3-year-olds at about 1 […]

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Preakness Bound? Alwaysmining Carries Four-Race Win Streak Into Private Terms

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining, a winner of three consecutive stakes and four straight races overall, leads 24 horses nominated to the $100,000 Private Terms for 3-year-olds Saturday, March 16 at Laurel Park. The 30th running of the Private Terms, contested at about 1 1/16 miles, is among five stakes worth $450,000 in purses that attracted a […]

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Oaklawn Invitational Offers Preakness Berth For ‘Late-Developing’ 3-Year-Olds

The Maryland Jockey Club announced on Friday that the winner of the inaugural running of the $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational Saturday, May 4 at Oaklawn Park will receive a free berth in the starting gate for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The 1 3/16th mile Preakness, to be run […]

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Baltimore Mayor, Stronach Group Knock Heads Over Future Racetrack Plans

The mayor of Baltimore isn’t going down without a fight in the effort to save Pimlico Race Course. In a letter to Maryland’s governor and state legislative leaders, Catherine Pugh takes aim at a Stronach Group plan to create one “super track” at Laurel Park and an equine training and health center at Bowie instead […]

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Scat Daddy’s Anothertwistafate Scores Preakness Berth In El Camino Real Derby

Anothertwistafate settled nicely up front and kicked clear under jockey Juan Hernandez to dominate the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby by seven lengths on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. Backed as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 11, Anothertwistafate went straight to the lead, running the opening quarter-mile in 23.38 seconds while being pressed […]

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‘Competitive’ Quip To Take On Lone Sailor In Saturday’s Mineshaft

Grade II winner Quip is set for his 4-year-old debut in the Grade III $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap on Saturday, February 16, where he will break from the outside in the 13-horse field. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the son of Distorted Humor has not raced since finishing a well beaten […]

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‘Looks Just Her Daddy’: First Foal A Filly For Classic-Placed Divining Rod

Young Maryland stallion Divining Rod, a classics-placed son of Tapit owned by Gainesway Farm, Roy and Gretchen Jackson’s Lael Stable, and Country Life Farm, is represented by his first foal, a Maryland-bred filly born at Country Life on Jan. 16. Divining Rod’s first foal is also the first foal out of the 5-year-old Gainesway mare […]

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Study Projects $424 Million Price Tag To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

Phase 2 of a study by the Maryland Stadium Authority has concluded it will cost $424 million to rebuild Pimlico Race Course in order to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. The study, released on Thursday, did not spell out where the money to rebuild the aging racetrack would come from, although Baltimore Mayor Catherine […]

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Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby Winner To Get Free Berth In Preakness

For the first time ever, the El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate Fields’ premier race for 3-year-olds and to be run on Feb. 16, will provide the winner with an automatic, all expenses paid berth in the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, the Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico […]

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