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 G1 Preakness Stakes.
“The big thing with him being a gelding is longevity,” explained racing manager Joe Cassidy. “If he tells us he's good enough, we'd love to be there. If he doesn't want to do that, there's options.”
Trained by Kelly Rubley, Alwaysmining has captured the Maryland Juvenile Futurity, Heft Stakes, Miracle Wood Stakes, and the Private Terms. His record includes six wins from 11 starts for earnings of $311,192.