Alwaysmining a “Maryland story” * The Racing Biz

Indeed. Alwaysmining began racing in the colors of the Bentleys’ Runnymede Racing after his maiden score and showed little in his first couple of starts for them. Following Alwaysmining’s allowance win, which came by 10 lengths, trainer Kelly Rubley gave him a crack in stakes company, in the seven-furlong Maryland Juvenile Futurity. He won that and has since built a six-race win streak.

“It was a slow revelation for us, and we were delighted,” said Caroline Bentley. “Every race was turning the page of a book, and just learned a little bit more about him. Kelly’s very good at following the horse’s lead in terms of what’s working.”

More stakes wins followed: the Heft, the Miracle Wood, the Private Terms, the Federico Tesio.

Somewhere along the line, the…