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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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Bob McIntosh to be interviewed Wednesday for Twos in Training

February 27, 2021

Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh will be interviewed by Heather Vitale on Wednesday, March 3. Viewer questions welcome in advance. by Dave Briggs The third in HRU’s 2021 Virtual Twos in Training videos will feature Hall of Fame trainer … Read more

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Jack Darling on picking out yearlings in latest Twos in Training video; Bob McIntosh up next

February 25, 2021

Trainer Jack Darling spoke to Jaimi MacDonald about his lifetime in the business, his promising 2-year-olds, returning Ontario Sires Stakes star Bulldog Hanover, what he looks for in a yearling and what harness racing needs to do to improve. by … Read more

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HRU Twos in Training – 2021

February 24, 2021

2021 Twos in Training on HRU All videos will initially be broadcast beginning at 7 pm (Eastern) on the date scheduled on our YouTube and Facebook pages and will be available for viewing at any time on those platforms within 24 … Read more

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Black History Month has early kick-off with MLK Remembrance race

February 12, 2021

The Meadowlands continues John Manzi’s vision to honor civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a race reserved for African-American drivers. by Debbie Little Today’s column is the first in a series in recognition of Black History Month. … Read more

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Buying and selling top Pace and Hambletonian contenders

February 7, 2021

A look at the value of the early winter book favorites for the Meadowlands Pace and Hambletonian. by Brett Sturman The Meadowlands has come out with its winter book list for the 2021 Meadowlands Pace and Hambletonian, ranking the top … Read more

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Lawson: a slot in the Mohawk Million goes far beyond taking a shot at the $1 million purse

February 6, 2021

With slots available and the deadline looming, the CEO of the Woodbine Entertainment Group said the race “brings notoriety and eyes on this sport at a time when it needs it.” by Dave Briggs As the Feb. 15 deadline looms … Read more

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A look at some 2020-2021 notes from the breeding world

January 30, 2021

by Bob Heyden American Ideal. From the same year as Rocknoll Hanover (foals of 2002) and the first sub-1:48 sophomore ever, American Ideal is still going strong. His progeny have earned $140,636,345 to start 2021. His two richest are from … Read more

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Stephanie Bell – Breeder

January 30, 2021

by Victoria Howard Unlike many horsewomen, this month’s superstar was not born into a harness racing family, nor did she have experience working with horses. Call it luck, good fortune, or unpredictable phenomenon, but 25 years after moving from California … Read more

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Wrapping up 2020 Dan Patch awards by the numbers

January 22, 2021

by Bob Heyden Interesting notes and numbers from the 2020 Dan Patch winners: 1. Dan Patch-winning brothers! Nice job by Andrew McCarthy with Ramona Hill and Todd McCarthy with Anoka Hanover. Each driving brother won a division title with a … Read more

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Luther expands “million-dollar experiment,” tops Meadowlands sale

January 18, 2021

After announcing last fall he was trying a “million-dollar experiment” by spending seven figures on yearlings, the Ohio-based real estate coach and marketer continued to stock his brother’s barn with the two top-priced horses sold Monday at the Tattersalls Winter … Read more

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Previewing Monday’s Winter Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands

January 17, 2021

Preferred’s David Reid and Northwood’s Bob Boni shine a light on some of the notable horses they are selling Monday at The Meadowlands. by Dave Briggs The first Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale of the COVID-19 era is on tap on … Read more

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In Today’s HRU (2021-01-10)

January 10, 2021

Heyden: 21 ideas to improve the sport for our bettors in 2021 Brown: Bob McIntosh – Master horseman View from The Deck: Early thoughts on the Alagna Armada and more at Sunshine Meadows Crawford Farms donates 11 breedings to benefit … Read more

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The book on talented trainer Brian Brown

January 3, 2021

The Ohio horseman on why he’s all in with Downbytheseaside’s first crop and much more. by Murray Brown It’s a rarity in most businesses, let alone ours, for a person’s name to often be preceded or followed by such positive … Read more

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