Federico Tesio

Maryland Horse Breeders Grant Tesio Award To Senator Miller

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is proud to present the 2019 Tesio Award to Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller. The award is named for Federico Tesio, widely regarded as the most brilliant horse breeder of the 20th century. The Tesio Award bestows special recognition for extraordinary contributions. This is a most appropriate time to bestow […]

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Alwaysmining ‘A Bit Aggressive’ In Preakness Workout On Oaks Day

An energetic Alwaysmining returned to the work tab on a foggy and cool Friday morning at the Fair Hill Training Center with a half-mile breeze for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) that trainer Kelly Rubley called “perfect.” Regular exercise rider Felix Astudillo was aboard as Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner was timed in 49.00 seconds […]

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Alwaysmining Impresses With Double-Digit Victory In Federico Tesio

Impressive as he had been in putting together a five-race win streak, four of them in stakes, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining took it to another level with an 11 ½-length romp in Saturday’s $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio at Laurel Park, punching his ticket to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 38th running of the Tesio for […]

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‘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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Laurel’s Tesio Preview Card Sees Handle Increase 18 Percent

Total handle on Laurel Park’s Tesio Preview Day Saturday was up 18 percent over last year while in-state wagering was up 11.4 percent. Total handle on the 11-race program was $3.866 million. Saturday’s program, which featured five stakes races, was highlighted by Alwaysmining winning the $100,000 Private Terms and Las Setas winning the $100,000 Beyond […]

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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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The Alcock Arabian: The Starting Point Of All Gray Thoroughbreds

If the legendary breeder Federico Tesio was correct in his assertion that gray color in Thoroughbreds is a form of skin disease, the Alcock Arabian could be considered patient zero. Every modern gray Thoroughbred traces directly back to the stallion through an unbroken line of like-colored ancestors, weaving through gray sires and dams across centuries […]

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