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Chilly In Charge ‘Improving Every Race,’ Earns Shot In West Virginia Derby

A couple of in-form 3-year-olds who have shown indications that longer distances may be to their liking could have a say in the outcome of the $500,000, Grade III West Virginia Derby Aug. 3 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. The connections of Pennsylvania-bred Chilly in Charge believe the 3-year-old colt is coming into his […]

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Next Start Still Undetermined For Preakness Runner Alwaysmining

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining exited his first work since the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 in good order, as his connections continue to examine their options for the multiple stakes winner’s next start. Trainer Kelly Rubley, who won Sunday’s fifth race at Laurel Park with Gunpowder Farms’ homebred Boundary Pass ($4.60), said she was pleased […]

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Alwaysmining Thriving After Preakness, May Shorten Up For Next Start

Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining, who had his six-race win streak snapped in the 144th Preakness (G1) May 18, emerged from the race in good order and returned to the track this week, trainer Kelly Rubley said. Alwaysmining had his first gallop Thursday at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., five days after […]

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Preakness Notes, May 17: Centeno ‘Lucky And Blessed’ To Retain Mount On Alwaysmining

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining got his first look at Pimlico Race Course with a jog around main track at 7 a.m. Friday, the morning after arriving from his home at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Alwaysmining has won five consecutive stakes and six straight races overall, all since being united with jockey Daniel Centeno, […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kirkwood Stables: Shiny New Things

Horses competing in the Preakness Stakes that also ran in the Kentucky Derby have an excellent track record in the second leg of the Triple Crown. But you only have to go back two years to find a Preakness winner that skipped the Derby (Cloud Computing). This year’s field of 13 is split 9 to […]

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Former Educator Kelly Rubley’s Unique Career Path To The Preakness

When the 2000s began, Kelly Rubley seemed destined for a life of academia. But, even as she climbed the ladder from middle school science teacher to administrator, the horses kept calling. Before the decade was over, Rubley answered the call. She left behind the security of a career in education for the unpredictability of Thoroughbred […]

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‘We Weren’t Looking For A World-Beater’: Alwaysmining A Surprise For Bentleys

Despite a six-race win streak, five of them in stakes, the last three of them as an overwhelming favorite, Alwaysmining figures to sport relatively generous odds when he makes his graded-stakes debut in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). For Greg and Caroline Bentley of Runnymede Racing, it’s a case of been there, done that. In […]

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Preakness Notes: Velazquez To Ride Bodexpress, Market King ‘Taking A Shot’

Laughing Fox, who earned an automatic entry in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) at Pimlico by winning Oaklawn Park’s $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational May 4, cruised through a leisurely half-mile work in 51.60 seconds under exercise rider Wilson Fabian Monday at Churchill Downs. The breeze was a typical move for a Steve Asmussen-trained horse the week of a […]

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Preakness: Alwaysmining ‘Makes It Look Easy,’ Laughing Fox Has ‘Great Attitude’

Runnymede Racing LLC’s Alwaysmining breezed a half-mile at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. Friday morning in preparation for a planned start in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. The son of Stay Thirsty, who is riding a six-race winning streak, covered the four-furlong distance under regular exercise rider […]

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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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