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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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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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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 ‘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 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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Postulation Draws Away Late For American St. Leger Win

Runnymede Racing’s Postulation got his first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G3 American St. Leger at Arlington Park, taking the lead mid-way through the far turn and pulling away from his competition in the final eighth of a mile to win by about three lengths. The 5-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, ridden by Jorge Vargas […]

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