A native of New Jersey, Alex Hassinger’s love of horses began at an early age. At age five, he was introduced to hunters and jumpers, and he soon developed an interest in galloping horses.
Alex’s love of horses eventually led him to work for his uncle, John Gaines, of Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Gainesway is one of the most respected farms in the region and was the largest Thoroughbred breeding farm in the world the early 80s. Alex continued to work for his uncle while attending Transylvania University, during which time his knowledge of the horse industry flourished.
Alex eventually went on to working in the racing industry for Hall of Fame Trainer, Charlie Whittingham, and as his career progressed, he trained Thoroughbreds all over the United States. He also served as an assistant trainer for Richard Cross and later for Richard J. Lundy during Lundy’s tenure at Allen Paulson Stables.
Alex has accumulated numerous awards and accolades throughout his career: He trained two Breeders’ Cups champion two-year-olds (Eliza in 1992 with the Paulson Stable and Anees in 1999 with the Thoroughbred Corp). In addition, Alex was also the assistant trainer for Azeri in 2002 when the horse was named Horse of the Year.
In 2005 Alex was working for Eoin Harty when he started a horse transportation company in Southern California. While there, he joined longtime friend and business associate, Dr. Steve Allday and began his involvement with the LubriSyn line of equine health and joint care products.
Alex is currently the national sales director and VP of product development for Halstrum — the makers of LubriSyn and Re-Borne products. He currently lives is in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife, Anne, and their Boston Terrier, “Okie.”
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