Blake MacIntosh in the HRU 2yos in training video spotlight

As the HRU 2-year-olds in training videos debut for 2019, the trainer of Courtly Choice talks about the return of his pacing star and his large crop of freshmen that includes a couple from first-crop sire He’s Watching. HRU will also produce a special live broadcast on March 16 from The Deck at Sunshine Meadows in Florida.

by Dave Briggs

Harness Racing Update (HRU) is proud to welcome the return of its 2-year-olds in training videos for 2019, beginning with Ontario-based Blake MacIntosh, trainer of 2018 Little Brown Jug and Meadowlands Pace-winner Courtly Choice.

MacIntosh recently spoke to Jaimi MacDonald for a spot produced by her husband, Curtis MacDonald and his Cujo Entertainment. Curtis used his drone to provide stellar aerial footage of MacIntosh’s babies on the track and will be producing all of HRU’s Ontario videos again this year.

Watch the MacIntosh video here.

New this year, HRU will be broadcasting live from The Deck at Sunshine Meadows on the morning of Saturday, March 16. Mark your calendars.

Special thanks to Omega Alpha, Tara Hills Stud and Winbak Farm for sponsoring the first video.

Over the next few months, HRU’s broadcast division will post some 20 videos chronicling 2-year-olds in training at stables based in Florida, Ontario, New York and New Jersey for the winter.

Our Florida crew of host Heather Vitale and videographer and editor Aaron Re of Hanover Multimedia of Hanover, PA, will also be returning.

Other sponsors to be announced, but some sponsorship opportunities remain for the videos and the live feed from The Deck. To place your video message at the start of a video please contact advertising director Wilma Van Vaerenbergh.