Ask The Guru

The sport’s most insidious injury, thoughts on whether trainers owning horses is bad for the game and the fastest horse I ever trained

By Ron Gurfein - April 3, 2020

The greatest trainer of all time, the secret to keeping a winning horse and thoughts on Workman’s Compensation

By Ron Gurfein - March 27, 2020

Indictments, COVID-19, Surick, Dutrow and fair starts

By Ron Gurfein - March 20, 2020

Stop EPO and the playing field will be level again

By Ron Gurfein - March 13, 2020

Equine Welfare and Safety Act could lead to death of racing in California

By Ron Gurfein - March 6, 2020

Licensing owners needs to be eliminated

By Ron Gurfein - February 28, 2020

Thoughts on claimers, suing Santa Anita and which tracks have the best food

By Ron Gurfein - February 21, 2020

Enough with the negativity over Pennsylvania

By Ron Gurfein - February 14, 2020

New contract at Pompano; take a deep breath in PA; thoughts on why owners are licensed and should one follow the Ray Schnittker training method?

By Ron Gurfein - February 7, 2020

How does the Hambletonian compare to the Prix d’Ameriqué as a spectacle and whatever happened to Bill Fahy and Eric Ledford?

By Ron Gurfein - January 30, 2020

Does a driver’s weight makes a difference, should you keep x-raying yearlings after purchase, should Tony Morgan be in the Hall of Fame and will the Mohawk Million ruin the sport?

By Ron Gurfein - January 24, 2020

Thoughts on x-raying yearlings, the prodigious Marcus Melander and the Big M championship meet

By Ron Gurfein - January 17, 2020

What were some USHWA voters thinking?

By Ron Gurfein - January 10, 2020

It’s O Canada, not “Only” Canada

By Ron Gurfein - January 3, 2020

Thoughts on year-end snubs, Yonkers expanding its oval and whether partnerships hurt the yearling game

By Ron Gurfein - December 27, 2019

My horse of the decade, Hall of Fame vets and advice on shoeing yearlings

By HRU Newsroom - December 20, 2019

Tobin outlines major differences between standardbreds and thoroughbreds in terms of breakdowns

By Ron Gurfein - December 13, 2019

Thoughts on Heyden situation, The Irishman, pricing yearlings and gelding horses

By Ron Gurfein - December 6, 2019

Bettors Wish is the Horse of the Year

By Ron Gurfein - November 29, 2019

Thoughts on the Zeron case, Allard ban at the Big M, whether I expected Continentalvictory to be a top broodmare and can an American-bred can compete in Europe

By Ron Gurfein - November 22, 2019

Tales from the road, thoughts on next fall without the Big M and Europeans beating up on U.S. trotters

By Ron Gurfein - November 15, 2019

Could Manchego or Warrawee Ubeaut be HOY? Should foreign horses be eligible for year-end awards here? What if Mike Lachance had driven Greenshoe?

By Ron Gurfein - November 8, 2019

Thoughts on the Breeders Crown, including Mohawk as host, the drive on Greenshoe and more

By Ron Gurfein - November 1, 2019

Is taking the bye the right approach? Also, thoughts on George Nap, Dr. J, Jimmy King and Andrew McCarthy

By Ron Gurfein - October 25, 2019

How The International could have been better, the impact of jimson weed and looking back on the dams of Manchego and Six Pack

By Ron Gurfein - October 18, 2019
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