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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, 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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Heart To Heart, Divisidero Lead Nominations For Tropical Turf Stakes At Gulfstream Park

Multiple Grade 1 stakes-winners Heart to Heart and Divisidero top a list of 17 nominations for the $100,000 Grade 3 Tropical Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 12. The Tropical Turf, a mile turf stakes for 4-year-olds and up, will be accompanied by the $150,000 G3 Marshua’s River Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes […]

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Alwaysmining Doubles Up In Laurel’s Heft Stakes

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining, three weeks removed from his first career stakes win, overcame an inside post and a game favorite to his inside to register a gutsy 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Heft Stakes at Laurel Park. The Heft for 2-year-olds and the $100,000 Gin Talking for 2-year-old fillies, both at seven furlongs, were […]

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Alwaysmining Strikes Gold In Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining went straight to the front under jockey Daniel Centeno and never looked to register his first stakes victory with another impressive front-running performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the Juvenile Futurity for 2-year-olds and the 33rd renewal of the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Doc’s Products: In Rubley’s Barn, Cats Aren’t The Only Defense Against Mice

Cats get all the credit for rodent control in the barn, but when are goats going to get a little credit? During a visit to trainer Kelly Rubley’s Fair Hill barn this summer, I realized mouse prevention is a team effort. Yes, Pudgy the cat (a friendly fellow with a star-quality gray coat who comes […]

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Rubley Has ‘A Lot Of Confidence’ in Divisidero, Next Stop Million Or Fourstardave

Grade 3 Arlington Handicap winner Divisidero put in his final work Friday morning for a possible start in the G1 $1,000,000 Arlington Million on Saturday, Aug. 11. Owned by Gunpowder Farm, the 6-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy breezed a half-mile in :50.00 at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland. “He worked great,” trainer Kelly Rubley […]

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