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Breakfast with Alagna

June 30, 2022

by Debbie Little The “Alagna Armada” was locked and loaded for “Breakfast With The Babies” on Saturday, June 25 at The Meadowlands. Trainer Tony Alagna’s pupils participated in 12 of the 14 baby races, but with 24 competing, how did … Read more

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Alagna Twos in Training video posted, trainer tips up next

April 28, 2022

HRU’s 2022 Twos In Training video series continues in earnest. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Broadcast Division is proud to announce more of its 2022 Twos in Training videos have been posted. A video featuring trainer Tony Alagna speaking to Heather … Read more

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Anthony MacDonald Twos in Training video posted, Alagna up next

April 22, 2022

HRU’s 2022 Twos In Training video series continues in earnest. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Broadcast Division is proud to announce more of its 2022 Twos in Training videos have been posted. A video featuring trainer Anthony MacDonald of TheStable.ca speaking … Read more

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Virgil Morgan, Jr., Tony Alagna in latest Twos in Training videos; Dr. Ian Moore up next

March 18, 2021

Trainers Virgil Morgan, Jr. spoke to Jaimi MacDonald and Tony Alagna spoke to Heather Vitale this week for our latest episodes of Twos in Training. by Dave Briggs The sixth and seventh in HRU’s 2021 Virtual Twos in Training videos … Read more

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Early thoughts on the Alagna Armada and more at Sunshine Meadows

January 10, 2021

by Ron Gurfein Considering all the equine talent amassed at Sunshine Meadows, the virus has crushed the turnout. The mainstays, Myron Bell, Sam Bowie, and Jerry Glantz had their usual spots last weekend, but, to them, a visit to The … Read more

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Alagna’s Hill takes him to the mountaintop

August 12, 2020

How the perfect plan, the perfect connections and an uber-talented trotting filly led trainer Tony Alagna to his first Hambletonian victory. by Dave Briggs Even for a meticulous man who rarely lets emotions get in the way of hard work … Read more

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After paying his dues, Tony Alagna’s dreams have come true

August 7, 2020

by Murray Brown Imagine this: You have spent your whole life around horses — all sorts of horses. You feel you are ready. You’ve paid your dues. You’ve worked with and tried to emulate some of the greatest horsemen on … Read more

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Tony Alagna in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Monday at 7 pm EDT

May 4, 2020

Trainer Tony Alagna will talk about his top returning horses, his most promising 2-year-olds and his growing list of former trainees, such as Captaintreacherous, that are now stallions. He will also answer some of your questions. by Dave Briggs HRU’s … Read more

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99 per cent of Alagna’s 99 horses looked good Tuesday

February 23, 2020

by Ron Gurfein This report is from Tuesday (Feb. 18) because of the USHWA Awards banquet this weekend. It’s hard to believe that the Tony Alagna barn trained 99 horses Tuesday morning and, what’s more amazing, 99 per cent looked … Read more

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Reflect With Me gives Team Alagna back-to-back Crown takedowns

October 26, 2019

by Ray Cotolo The pairing of trainer Tony Alagna and driver Andrew McCarthy did not have much time to reflect on Ramona Hill’s 14-1 upset in the Two-Year-Old Filly Trot. With the three elimination winners succumbing to quick fractions, Reflect … Read more

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Answering an Alagna critic, thoughts on drivers’ posture and speed bikes and my take on Dexter Dunn

June 14, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: My apologies for stating that Pilot Discretion was unraced at two. He won his only two starts at the Red Mile in early closing events. On the subject of enforcing the no-holes-given-in-the-first-turn rule at the Meadowlands, … Read more

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Tony Alagna in video spotlight

April 7, 2019

Trainer Tony Alagna was interviewed in Florida by HRU’s Heather Vitale about the huge pile of 2-year-olds he has in training at Sunshine Meadows, including nine from the first crop of his champion Artspeak and, of course, many sired by … Read more

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Tony Alagna: Working hard and loving it

May 27, 2016

Tony Alagna relishes the work that goes with training “about 100 horses”. by Dave Little Tony Alagna always wanted to be a trainer on the big stage. He has accomplished that goal and more, but even he couldn’t have anticipated … Read more

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With The Captain Retired, Alagna Might Have His Next Mega-Star

September 27, 2014
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No Captain, No Problem? Alagna Still Has Three for the Jug

September 19, 2013
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Captaintreacherous leads Alagna to sweep of juvenile pacing Crown elims

October 20, 2012
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Lisa Cherry — Chef and Chief Organizer

September 11, 2022

by Victoria Howard This month’s superstar may not have grown up with horses or was born into a harness racing family, but that all changed when Lisa met and married Eric Cherry — one of the sport’s major owners. Presently, … Read more

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The knowledge and passion of owner, bettor and fan Dr. Howard Perlmutter

September 4, 2022

by Murray Brown Dr Howard Perlmutter is a dentist by profession. By avocation, he is a horse owner and one the most fervent and knowledgeable fans of harness racing. He began getting interested in harness racing in his mid-to-late teens. … Read more

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First-year conditioner Amy Husted on the cusp of Hawthorne trainer title

August 18, 2022

The wife of driver Kyle Husted has a slim lead on perennial Illinois champion Terry Leonard. by Neil Milbert With a month remaining in the second and last of the year’s two meetings at Hawthorne Race Course, first-year trainer Amy … Read more

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The incredible, indispensable Donna Lee

August 14, 2022

Tony Alagna’s mother is essential to his operation. by Murray Brown Is there a more unique situation in horsedom than that which Tony Alagna shares with his mom Donna Lee? One would be inclined to think not. Alagna’s rise in … Read more

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A race-by-race recap of Hambletonian Day

August 7, 2022

by Bob Heyden A complete recap of anything worth noting from Saturday’s Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands. RACES 1 AND 2 Twenty-two years after harness racing’s first all sub-1:50 daily double in 2000, we had another and, once again, it … Read more

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Hambletonian Day picks and analysis

August 4, 2022

Breaking down Saturday’s huge stakes lineup at The Meadowlands. by Brett Sturman An attractive wagering menu and competitive fields all day long make for the potential of strong payouts for Saturday’s Hambletonian Day card at The Meadowlands. Here are tickets … Read more

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How DAVID ANDERSON found success in three separate horse pursuits

July 17, 2022

by Murray Brown It is somewhere rare for an individual to be at or near the top of one horse breed. David Anderson has achieved that status in no less than three areas of horsedom. He is and for the … Read more

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What to watch for on Meadowlands Pace night

July 14, 2022

The BIGGEST STORYLINES for one of the biggest nights of the year. by Brett Sturman As is the case every year, the most anticipated evening card of the year at The Meadowlands is stacked from top to bottom, including the sport’s current … Read more

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Owner Brad Grant reflects on Bulldog Hanover’s 1:46 WORLD RECORD

July 8, 2022

The Jack Darling trainee joins Always B Miki and Lather Up as the fastest horses in harness racing history. by Melissa Keith After the smoke cleared last weekend at The Meadowlands, the sport’s third 1:46 pacer took his place in the … Read more

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