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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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Supplemental thoughts

October 21, 2021

The history behind allowing supplemental entries to the Breeders Crown. by Debbie Little The day before the box closed for this weekend’s Breeders Crown eliminations, four owners chose to supplement their horses. Ecurie D supplemented to the open trot, Jujubee … Read more

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Rockin Nola records fourth Indiana Super Final victory

October 17, 2021

It’s on to the Breeders Crown for the 5-year-old pacing mare. by James Platz A dozen new Indiana Sires Stakes (ISS) champions were crowned Friday evening (Oct. 15) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Rockin Nola once again added her name to … Read more

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Wowza! Lexington sale crushes it with records galore

October 10, 2021

The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded Saturday with records for gross, average, median and number of six-figure yearlings sold — and topped the previous best gross by more than $10 million. In all, the sale set 18 sales records, including … Read more

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Over $50 million and counting in Lexington

October 9, 2021

Thanks to another record-breaking session on Friday night, the Lexington auction is pushing farther into unchartered territory going into tonight’s final session. quotes by James Platz / story by Dave Briggs During Friday night’s (Oct. 9) fourth session, the Lexington … Read more

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Lexington sale sets new records for gross and average through two days

October 7, 2021

The second night of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale saw new record highs for session gross ($17,927,000), average ($84,164) and six-figure yearlings (61) and established new standards for gross ($36,467,000), average ($111,180) and $100,000+ yearlings (130) through two days. quotes … Read more

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Lexington smashes all-time records for gross and average

October 6, 2021

The opening session of the 2021 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale set new high-water marks by grossing over $18.5 million, averaging $161,217 and selling 69 six-figure yearlings. The average was up 25 per cent and the gross climbed 22 per cent … Read more

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Art Zubrod has raised more great standardbreds than anyone

October 3, 2021

A conversation with the esteemed farm manager of Brittany Farms. by Murray Brown It’s a certainty that Art Zubrod has raised more great horses on a percentage basis than anyone ever. It’s even quite possible that he has done so … Read more

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Mohawk Million preview

September 24, 2021

by Bob Heyden The Mohawk Million is now in its second year and will feature four fillies, three geldings and three colts. The trotters in the inside five posts are 11-for-34 combined — 33 per cent. Those with the five … Read more

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Extreme Speed

September 17, 2021

An extremely detailed look at the sport’s 1:50 2-year-olds By Philip and Jonathan Sporn Back in April we did a retrospective of the 1:50 mile (full story here). Now that the stakes season is gearing up, here is a look … Read more

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Charity begins at home

September 3, 2021

by Debbie Little Three years ago, the Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership of Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz became the presenting sponsor for the 2019 Breeders Crown at their home track of Woodbine Mohawk Park. But that wasn’t enough for Katz. “The … Read more

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A year after opening his own stable, Francis Dumouchel is finding success

August 27, 2021

by Sandra Snyder A year ago, Francis Dumouchel gave up his job as an assistant trainer with the Blake MacIntosh stable and purchased five Ontario-sired yearlings, launching his career as a full-time standardbred trainer. With a record of six wins, … Read more

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Gingras to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday as Grand Circuit kicks off

August 27, 2021

Driver is coming to Canada off a 1:48.3 world record mile with Caviart Camden in Kentucky. by Brett Sturman Racing this summer has seen more than its fair share of dramatic finishes in high quality stakes at tracks throughout the … Read more

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