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Alwaysmining Shows Tenacity In John B. Campbell Victory

Runnymoore Racing’s Alwaysmining flashed his championship form Saturday at Laurel Park, fighting back tenaciously in deep stretch to capture the $100,000 John B. Campbell. The 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty, who was honored as the champion Maryland-bred 3-year-old of 2019, claimed his second consecutive stakes victory of 2020 in the about 1 1/16-mile stakes for […]

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Alwaysmining ‘In Great Shape,’ Seeking Return To Form In Native Dancer Stakes

Last December, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining was just establishing the form that would see him become a multiple stakes winner and earn himself a berth in the Preakness Stakes (G1). A year later, the Maryland-bred gelding goes after his first victory since having a six-race win streak snapped in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown […]

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Bernardini Filly Bellera Registers First Stakes Victory In Comely At Big A

Mathis Stables’ Bellera showed the form in which she started her career earlier this year, staying just off pacesetter Gold Standard until overtaking her from the outside at the top of the stretch and drawing away a 1 3/4-length winner in the 70th running of the $200,000, Grade 3 Comely for 3-year-old fillies on Friday […]

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Multiple Laurel Stakes Winner Alwaysmining To Return On Nov. 30 Card

Five-time stakes winner Alwaysmining, unraced since mid-July, undefeated stablemate Arrifana and nearly a dozen graded-stakes winners are among 102 nominations made to four stakes worth $400,000 in purses Saturday, Nov. 30 at Laurel Park. Kelly Rubley-trained Alwaysmining reeled off five consecutive wins, all in Laurel stakes, over the winter and spring capped by the Federico […]

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Divisidero Makes It Back To The Winner’s Circle In Red Bank

One horse that was overdue for a return to the winner’s circle and another that visits it regularly highlighted Monmouth Park’s four stakes races on Sunday. Divisidero, a multiple Grade 1 winner, snapped an eight-race losing streak by scoring a one-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Red Bank Stakes, while turf sprinting sensation Goldwood […]

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‘A Very Happy Horse’: Turfer Divisidero Still Going Strong At 7

Trainer Kelly Rubley says there’s a simple explanation for multiple Grade 1 winner Divisidero continuing to be both productive and competitive as a 7-year-old horse – a time when many of his equine peers with similar credentials have long since headed to the breeding shed. “I think he loves the Fair Hill (Md.) Training Center […]

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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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