Search Results: ALAGNA

Behind every successful man is a strong mother

July 15, 2018

by Victoria M. Howard I am very excited about writing this new column about the prodigious women in harness racing. In my 40 years in the business, I’ve met some incredible females who are trainers, drivers, dentists and grooms that … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Rating the first-crop sires, big picks for the Big M and Hambletonians I’ve lost

July 13, 2018

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: What a fascinating time of year in the horse business. The weather is beautiful, all the tracks are going full tilt, the 2-year-olds have been unveiled and the major stakes have begun. Hope you’re all enjoying … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Breaking down the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace field

July 13, 2018

by Brett Sturman The Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace has historically produced predictable results for the most part, but this year is completely up for grabs. A realistic case could be made for more than half of the field, and at … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Meadowlands Pace time!

July 8, 2018

by Bob Heyden Louis-Philippe Roy (Jimmy Freight, dead-heated for third in Saturday’s elims) will try and become the 12th driver to debut in the Meadowlands Pace and win it. The others are: 1977 — Carl LeCause — Escort 1979 — … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Two greats I turned down; deep thoughts on Lasix and why standardbreds keep getting faster, while thoroughbreds do not

June 15, 2018

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: My Hambletonian selection Wolfgang crushed his foes in his elimination of the Goodtimes at Mohawk. All things remaining status quo, he should easily repeat the effort in the final. Why do the producers of major thoroughbred … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Thoughts on the Yonkers sale to MGM, baby races and avoiding tying up in fillies

June 8, 2018

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Justify worked four furlongs at Churchill Downs last week in :46.8. To me, a bullet work like that shows he is fit as a fiddle. Drawing the one post will only gratify the bettor more at … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Sophomores come out with guns blazing

June 1, 2018

by Brett Sturman If you blinked, you may have missed that this year’s stakes season has gone from 0 to 60 in about two weeks. Some of the best horses from last season’s 2-year-old group are still making their way … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Harness Racing News

May 27, 2018

04 May Tony Alagna in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Monday at 7 pm EDT Read The Story 03 May A road map to enhanced integrity in harness racing Read The Story 03 May Experts weigh in on … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Twos in Training: George Ducharme stars in “lost” HRU Twos in Training video

May 25, 2018

Heather Vitale travelled to the Spring Garden Ranch in DeLeon Spring, FL to interview trainer George Ducharme, who is training 26 2-year-olds, many by his Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life. by Dave Briggs We thought we had posted the last … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Matt Bax in the HRU Twos in Training video spotlight

May 6, 2018

Jaimi Fellows travelled to the Bax Stable’s private farm in Campbellville, ON to interview trainer Matt Bax, son of trainer John Bax. The Bax operation is conditioning 14 2-year-old trotters. by Dave Briggs Matt Bax, who is getting 14 2-year-olds … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Dr. Ian Moore in the HRU Twos in Training video spotlight

May 4, 2018

Jaimi Fellows travelled to the Baycairn Training Centre in Campbellville, ON to interview trainer and veterinarian Dr. Ian Moore, who is training a whopping 12 2-year-olds, many by his champion Shadow Play. by Dave Briggs Dr. Ian Moore, who is … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Erv Miller the latest in the HRU Twos in Training video spotlight

April 27, 2018

Heather Vitale travelled to the Southern Oaks Training Center in Sorrento, FL to interview trainer Erv Miller, who is training a whopping 66 2-year-olds. by Dave Briggs Erv Miller, who is getting more than 100 horses ready for the 2018 … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

New HRU Twos in Training video starring Determination’s Luc Blais

April 22, 2018

In the latest HRU’s Twos in Training video available on our YouTube channel, Jaimi Fellows interviews trainer Luc Blais at his private training farm in Campbellville, ON about the 12 2-year-olds he is training for the Determination stable of Montreal … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

New HRU Twos in Training video starring Paul Kelley

April 20, 2018

Heather Vitale interviews trainer Paul Kelley in Florida in the latest in HRU’s Twos in Training video series available on our YouTube channel. by Dave Briggs Paul Kelley is the latest trainer in the spotlight in HRU’s Twos in Training … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

New HRU Twos in Training video starring John Butenschoen

April 15, 2018

Heather Vitale interviews trainer John Butenschoen in Florida in the latest in HRU’s Twos in Training video series available on our YouTube channel. by Dave Briggs John Butenschoen is the latest trainer in the spotlight in HRU’s Twos in Training … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Gingras, McNair scorch Sunshine Meadows with record miles

April 15, 2018

by Ron Gurfein The weather was magnificent, the attendance small but select and the action was fast and furious. With the arrival of guest drivers Yannick Gingras and Doug McNair, the fastest 2-year-old performances in the 35-year history of Sunshine … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Scott McEneny in the HRU video spotlight

April 13, 2018

The man who trained Bettors Delight talks to Jaimi Fellows about his 17 2-year-olds, including offspring of Royalty For Life, Captaintreacherous, Sunshine Beach and, yes, Bettors Delight in the 11th in HRU’s video series now posted on our YouTube channel. … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Is the Hambletonian better with heats?

April 13, 2018

Plus, advice to small breeders, top homebreds and the Big M in its heyday in this week’s edition of harness racing’s most popular advice column. by Ron Gurfein If you told me last year when I started writing for HRU … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Despite thinning numbers, some impressive performances at Sunshine Meadows

April 8, 2018

by Ron Gurfein This will most likely be the next to last episode as the numbers are thinning as the colts head north. Yannick Gingras and Doug McNair will make a return performance on Friday and go some fast miles … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Anthony MacDonald in the HRU video spotlight

April 8, 2018

The man behind TheStable.ca talks to Jaimi Fellows about the standouts among his 57 2-year-olds in the 10th in HRU’s video series now posted on our YouTube channel. by Dave Briggs Anthony MacDonald of TheStable.ca is the latest trainer in … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Go behind the scenes with four new HRU videos

April 6, 2018

It’s been a prolific week for HRU broadcast hosts Jaimi Fellows and Heather Vitale with four new Twos in Training videos posted on our YouTube page starring trainers Frank M. Antonacci, Blake MacIntosh, Tony Alagna and Dave Menary. by Dave … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Dr J Hanover scores third Levy win in a row

April 1, 2018

Through leg three of the five-leg series at Yonkers, Dr J Hanover tops the standings with 225 points. by Dave Briggs Dr J Hanover remains undefeated through three legs of the George Morton Levy Series at Yonkers after Brett Miller … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Darley Flying Start visits The Deck

April 1, 2018

by Ron Gurfein In the spirit of this holiday weekend it will be nice to remember our friends from The Deck who are no longer with us. I am sure I will leave someone out and if I did please … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

Crowd on The Deck thinner, but horses getting faster

March 25, 2018

The latest report from Saturday morning’s training session at Sunshine Meadows. by Ron Gurfein Murray Brown has returned to Hanover, and there was no David Reid present Saturday at The Deck at Sunshine Meadows, so the food has become minimalistic … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story

The young trainer that reminds me most of myself, assessing the track at Sunshine Meadows and the best advice I have received

March 22, 2018

by Ron Gurfein Susan Fuller asks: What young horseman training now reminds you most of yourself and why? The game has changed so much it is unfair to make most comparisons. Last year (2017), was my last year of training … Read more

Read The Full HRU Story
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!

SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TO

HARNESS RACING UPDATE