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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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Anderson over the moon about Jug victory with Captain Barbossa

September 25, 2020

The stirring triumph caps an outstanding 10-day period for the standardbred owner and thoroughbred breeder who sold a yearling for $1.6 million at the Keeneland September Sale and then saw another one he bred qualify for the Breeders’ Cup with … Read more

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Observations from the 75th Little Brown Jug

September 25, 2020

by Brett Sturman There were certainly many top-level performances across Thursday’s 20-race Little Brown Jug card and causes for joy, but first things first. If there was ever a racing venue that was COVID-19 impacted by not having fans allowed … Read more

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Best advice, thoughts on Maverick and my take on Brady and Belichick

September 18, 2020

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: In a stunning new development, two of the individuals indicted by the federal task force earlier this year have pleaded guilty to conspiring to unlawfully distribute adulterated or misbranded drugs for the purpose of doping race … Read more

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Stakes analysis for Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park

September 4, 2020

by Brett Sturman For as good as last week’s North America card was that handled in excess of $5 million, Saturday’s Woodbine Mohawk card may be an even better follow up from top to bottom. Here’s how I see all … Read more

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Well-travelled Jason McGinnis loving managing the Ohio string of TheStable.ca’s operation

September 2, 2020

by Chris Lomon For Jason McGinnis, the road more travelled has led him to where he always wanted to be. When you tell the story of the man who trains TheStable.ca’s string of standardbreds at the Northfield Park, there first … Read more

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A conversation with George Segal of Brittany Farms

August 30, 2020

by Murray Brown Integrity, loyalty, wise, fair, generous, brilliant, thankful, liberal, in all senses of the word. Those are just a few of the words I might use to describe my friend George Segal. He was born and raised in … Read more

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Canadian drivers grab the North America Cup limelight

August 28, 2020

With U.S.-based drivers staying home due to COVID-19 border restrictions, the Woodbine Mohawk Park driving colony is in the spotlight for Saturday’s $2.4 million Pepsi North America Cup card that includes the timely return to action of James MacDonald from … Read more

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The worst thing the press ever said about me; thoughts on full-brothers to sires and does size matter?

August 28, 2020

All this and much more in the latest edition of harness racing’s most popular advice column. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: If you are a fan of social media you may find it hard to believe that the harness horse community … Read more

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Thirty-six reasons the Woodrow Wilson was a critical part of harness racing history

August 23, 2020

by Bob Heyden Why does the Woodrow Wilson matter? Well, every time you watch a race — anywhere, anytime, anyplace — remember that the six richest standardbred races ever contested were all Woodrow Wilsons. The race for 2-year-old pacers was … Read more

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All Mike Lachance has ever wanted to do has revolved around horses

August 16, 2020

by Murray Brown You are 17 years old. All you’ve ever wanted to do in life revolved around horses. You quit school after the seventh grade because the curriculum didn’t include horses. More than anything, you wanted to be able … Read more

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Tom Hill filly out of No Messin foaled in the UK

August 16, 2020

Susan Young This Tom Hill filly out of No Messin was foaled recently in the UK and is shown at 5 weeks old. The stallion, mare and foal are all owned by Susan Young. Tom Hill, an American Ideal colt … Read more

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Ohio-bred Ocean Rock must overcome an outside post and a solid field in Milstein Memorial

August 14, 2020

The $250,000 event for sophomore pacing colts goes Saturday at MGM Northfield Park. by Jay Wolf With opportunities limited on the national stage, Ocean Rock and the driver/trainer combo of Dan and Christi Noble were hoping for a little luck … Read more

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In Today’s HRU (2020-08-12)

August 12, 2020

Briggs: Alagna’s Hill takes him to the mountaintop McCarthy reflects on Hambletonian triumph Lomon: Sarena Evans’ first training start couldn’t have been scripted any better Standardbred Horse Sales Co.‘s 2020 auction to be held at Maryland State Fairgrounds Dean B … Read more

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How Al Crawford’s promise to his dying father led to Hambletonian glory

August 9, 2020

Twelve years ago, Jim Crawford’s dying wish was for his son to keep Crawford Farms in the family. Saturday, Al and Michelle Crawford more than made good on that promise when the filly they bred beat the boys in the … Read more

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