Longtime Standardbred harness racer Anthony “Tony” Mondi began training and racing horses in the 1960s. He captured Vernon Downs’ race-winning title with 89 first-place finishes in 1972, during the heyday of the “Miracle Mile” heyday. He had numerous other top-10 finishes in his career, and amassed more than 1,000 driving victories, ranking among the top 20 all-time among Vernon Downs’ regulars. He has earned more than $2 million in official purses. He’s mentored drivers such as Joe Pavia, Jr. and Rick Plano, both nationally recognized in the industry, and has developed esteemed trotting champions over the years like Iroquoindiangiver and Kash.