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Alf Jones



Alf Jones got his start as a trainer working with the hunters his father took care of.  Finding that the high stepping harness horses were more to his liking, he started to work under George Lancaster at the Fleetwood Stud in England.  This start of a career as a trainer took him to James Black's training stable, where he spent two years. Returning to Fleetwood just prior to the Second World War,  he once again joined George, as well as marrying the Lancaster's daughter, Molly.  During the war showing was suspended and Alf tended to the farm chores and the  horses remaining at Fleetwood. In 1945, He and Molly moved to Scotland were he took on trainer duties at the Hackney Stud of Robert Spier.  This six year stay was followed by an invitation to board a ship and a new adventure working for James Franceschini at his Dufferin Stock Farm at Toronto. He remained at Dufferin for two years, and would go on to work for Preston Graham at Preston,   A. B. C. Farms at Brampton, the Kilreen Farm at Ottawa, Alburkel Farm at Port Stanley, Ontario,  Dun-Haven Farm in Michigan, and for George Newman at St. Catharines.  Retiring  to Kanata, Ontario, Alf did some judging, and enjoyed a well deserved retirement after 50 years of training Hackneys.  His last home was at Brampton, where he passed away March 1994. (Inducted April 2016)

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