Ontario’s Dustin Jones talks Prestidigitator, He’s Watching in video spotlight

Ontario-based trainer Dustin Jones was interviewed at the Palema Trotting center in Florida by HRU’s Heather Vitale and talks about the first crops of He’s Watching and his former star Prestidigitator in his debut in HRU’s Twos in Training video series.

by Dave Briggs

Quebec native and Ontario-based conditioner Dustin Jones makes his debut in Harness Racing Update’s Twos in Training video series in the latest segment available now on the HRU YouTube channel.

Among other stars, Jones trained the 1994 Canadian Horse of the Year Emilie Cas El, the first foal of the famed Amour Angus family that also produced Conway Hall, Angus Hall and Andover Hall.

Though more of a trotting man that has had stars such as two-time Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final winner Prestidigitator and Hambletonian finalists Wheeling N Dealin and Uhadadream, Jones said he sees a lot to like in the first crop of pacing stallion He’s Watching that are 2-year-olds this year.

Naturally, Jones is also fond of the Prestidigitator offspring he’s training from that stallion’s first crop.

Special thanks to Brittany Farms, Ontario Racing and Tara Hills Stud, home of stallion He’s Watching for sponsoring the Jones video.

On Wednesday, HRU uploaded its video with 2nd trainer Ole Nielsen of the Ake Svanstedt Stable.

Sunday evening, 2018 Trainer of the Year Ron Burke was in the HRU spotlight:

All three of those videos were produced by videographer and editor Aaron Re of Hanover Multimedia of Hanover, PA.

Look for videos featuring Carmen Auciello, Peter Wrenn, Dan Daley, Jeff Webster, Casie Coleman and Tony Alagna in the weeks ahead, as well as an update on Foiled Again’s retirement.

Ontario videos produced by Cujo Entertainment’s Curtis MacDonald — and featuring his wife, Jaimi MacDonald, as host — are also on our YouTube channel. So far, the MacDonalds have profiled Blake MacIntosh, Anthony MacDonald and Scott McEneny with more videos to come from Ontario soon.

Some sponsorship opportunities remain for the videos. To place your video message at the start of a video please contact advertising director Wilma Van Vaerenbergh at: hruadsales@gmail.com.