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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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The Next Generation introduced at Scioto Downs

July 3, 2020

A pair of $150,000 2-year old events to be contested on Independence Day. by Jay Wolf It has been a great early summer for Eldorado Scioto Downs — handles have skyrocketed, entries are strong and interest nationwide is at a … Read more

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Why races are going so fast, scheduling challenges in the age of COVID-19 and the difference between American and Swedish trainers

July 3, 2020

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: It looks like a long wait for all of us to hear the outcome of the FBI investigation and the indictments in the Southern District of New York. Earlier this week assistant U.S. attorney Andrew Adams … Read more

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Elizabeth Caldwell — breeder

June 28, 2020

by Victoria M. Howard I don’t quite know where to begin with Elizabeth Caldwell. Her pedigree and success in the sport transcends any I have had the pleasure to write about. A third generation horsewoman, Caldwell was born in the … Read more

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Schnittker’s 1:48 duo will not supplement to Meadowlands Pace

June 26, 2020

by Brett Sturman The timing of it seems odd with racing just getting back underway and all, but the Meadowlands Pace is rapidly approaching. With the Meadowlands not even resuming racing until just three weeks ago, focus is now shifting … Read more

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Thoughts on Pelling and Glazer, the importance of the same driver on a 2-year-old trotter and why breaks among young trotters are becoming increasingly rare

June 19, 2020

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: JOLENE JOLENE. What more can I say? I have been looking at yearlings for a lifetime. Until last year there had been four horses that were so talented in the field they had to be in … Read more

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The industry needs Dana Parham’s integrity pledge

June 6, 2020

The prominent owner/breeder is asking all the people that work for him to sign his integrity pledge and hopes it, or something similar, gains widespread adoption in the industry. by Dave Briggs More than 13 years ago, in a Jan. … Read more

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In defence of Propulsion’s original connections

June 6, 2020

Tony Alagna and the original owners of Propulsion disclosed the trotter’s lower nerve procedures to the proper authorities according to USTA rules that don’t require the association to be informed directly. Note that horses that have undergone the procedure, even … Read more

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Swedish trotting association’s mistakes could cost Redén his career

June 5, 2020

Svensk Travsport (ST) is investigating whether to strip Daniel Redén’s trainee Propulsion of his Elitloppet victory — and, perhaps more than $3.6 million (U.S.) in European earnings — after ST failed to notice the horse had undergone a fully disclosed … Read more

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Why horses from indicted trainers race on; my judgement of Hambletonian DQ and a wild tale about Wild Bill

May 29, 2020

All this, plus thoughts on gutless email critics and much more in harness racing’s most popular advice column. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Here we go again. The evil jealousy of the average race fan will keep me in business writing … Read more

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Erv Miller in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Monday at 7 pm EDT

May 17, 2020

Trainer Erv Miller will speak to Heather Vitale about his most promising 2-year-olds, past greats and coping with COVID-19 and a career in which he has trained the winners of $88 million. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Virtual Twos in Training … Read more

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Mark Steacy in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight

May 16, 2020

Leading Ontario trainer Mark Steacy spoke to Jaimi MacDonald his most promising 2-year-olds, past greats such as 2006 Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son, working with the LandMark fractional stable, turning more of the stable operations over to his … Read more

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Mark Steacy in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Saturday at 7 pm EDT

May 16, 2020

Leading Ontario trainer Mark Steacy will speak to Jaimi MacDonald his most promising 2-year-olds, past greats such as 2006 Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son, working with the LandMark fractional stable, turning more of the stable operations over to … Read more

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Jim Campbell in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight

May 15, 2020

Trainer Jim Campbell spoke to Jaimi MacDonald about the return of his divisional champ Real Cool Sam, his most promising 2-year-olds, coping with COVID-19, his long relationship with owner Jules Siegel and the influence of his father, Jack, and brother, … Read more

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Jim Campbell in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Thursday at 7 pm EDT

May 13, 2020

Trainer Jim Campbell will speak to Jaimi MacDonald about the return of his divisional champ Real Cool Sam, his most promising 2-year-olds, coping with COVID-19 and more. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Virtual Twos in Training series continues Thursday, May 14 … Read more

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Nancy Takter in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Monday at 7 pm EDT

May 10, 2020

Trainer Nancy Takter will speak to Jaimi MacDonald about her most promising 2-year-olds, coping with COVID-19 and more. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Virtual Twos in Training series continues Monday, May 11 featuring trainer Nancy Takter being interviewed by Jaimi MacDonald. … Read more

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Nancy Takter, Jim Campbell next two trainers in HRU’s Twos in Training spotlight

May 10, 2020

Trainer Nancy Takter is on tap for Monday, May 11 and trainer Jim Campbell will be in the spotlight on Thursday, May 14. Both will speak to Jaimi MacDonald about their most promising 2-year-olds and coping with COVID-19. by Dave … Read more

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