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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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‘Laid Back’ Alwaysmining Making Good Progress Toward Preakness

Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining resumed training this week and continues to progress nicely toward his graded-stakes debut in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Maryland-bred Alwaysmining earned an automatic berth in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by virtue of his runaway victory in the […]

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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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Alwaysmining ‘Impressed’ Trainer In Breeze For Federico Tesio

Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining turned in a sharp five-furlong breeze Saturday morning ahead of his next scheduled assignment in the $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 20 at Laurel Park. With regular exercise rider Felix Astudillo aboard and owners Greg and Caroline Bentley watching from the clockers’ tower, Alwaysmining went in 1:00 over the […]

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Multiple Stakes Winner Alwaysmining Will Target Preakness, Not Derby

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining has won his last five races at Laurel Park, leading his connections to consider racing the 3-year-old son of Stay Thirsty in a prep race for the Kentucky Derby. According to horseracingnation.com, Alwaysmining will instead be aimed to the Federico Tesio Stakes, which offers a “Win and You’re In” berth to the […]

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Alwaysmining Under Consideration For Blue Grass, But ‘Nothing Is Set In Stone’

Alwaysmining has made a name for himself at Laurel Park, where the 3-year-old Kelly Rubley trainee has won his last five starts in impressive fashion. The Stay Thirsty colt is Triple Crown nominated, and Runnymede Farm is faced with a decision: should they send Alwaysmining to try to earn Kentucky Derby points in the April […]

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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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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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