Ask The Guru

Telltale signs of a lame horse, news of a new harness track in Kentucky and thoughts on videos showing yearlings walking or standing

By Ron Gurfein - September 25, 2020

Best advice, thoughts on Maverick and my take on Brady and Belichick

By Ron Gurfein - September 18, 2020

Thoughts on beards, drug trainers and out-of-competition testing

By Ron Gurfein - September 4, 2020

The worst thing the press ever said about me; thoughts on full-brothers to sires and does size matter?

By Ron Gurfein - August 28, 2020

Why there aren’t more women or people of color that are drivers

By Ron Gurfein - August 21, 2020

Advice for young trainers getting their start; Hambletonian Day winners that likely will win year-end awards and how Ramona Hill and Ready For Moni compare to Continentalvictory and Lindy Lane.

By Ron Gurfein - August 14, 2020

Thoughts as Hambletonian Day unfolded

By Ron Gurfein - August 9, 2020

Why more American trainers aren’t winning the big trotting races

By Ron Gurfein - August 7, 2020

The Guru’s guide to the Hambletonian

By Ron Gurfein - July 31, 2020

Talented horsemen that flew under the radar, why Lexington is my favorite city and why I never trained thoroughbreds

By Ron Gurfein - July 23, 2020

Does blasting a 2-year-old off the gate and going a hellacious first quarter compromise the horse’s long-term ability to race?

By Ron Gurfein - July 17, 2020

My Hambletonian favorites, why Williams should follow Gural’s lead and thoughts on final quarters, “bending,” aluminum shoes and bandages

By Ron Gurfein - July 10, 2020

Why races are going so fast, scheduling challenges in the age of COVID-19 and the difference between American and Swedish trainers

By Ron Gurfein - July 3, 2020

Takter’s secret, questioning a drive in the Roll With Joe and breeding gimmicks

By Ron Gurfein - June 26, 2020

Thoughts on Pelling and Glazer, the importance of the same driver on a 2-year-old trotter and why breaks among young trotters are becoming increasingly rare

By Ron Gurfein - June 19, 2020

Does a mare’s number of foals impact yearling buying and do a horse’s eyes work separately?

By Ron Gurfein - June 12, 2020

Thoughts on Propulsion, whether a mile in 1:45 is possible and how to compete against dishonest trainers

By Ron Gurfein - June 5, 2020

Why horses from indicted trainers race on; my judgement of Hambletonian DQ and a wild tale about Wild Bill

By Ron Gurfein - May 29, 2020

Thoughts on Burke, a revised Triple Crown, time trials and the best crop of standardbreds ever foaled

By Ron Gurfein - May 22, 2020

Responding to Leavitt, why racing 2-year-olds is important and, in the age of COVID-19, will yearling videos be more important than ever?

By Ron Gurfein - May 15, 2020

Thoughts on integrity, Gural, Schnittker and Leavitt

By Ron Gurfein - May 8, 2020

Should horses formerly trained by indicted trainers now carry an asterisk?

By Ron Gurfein - May 1, 2020

Remembering the days when PEDs were allowed, thoughts on whether some horsemen lack flair, a guess as to why thoroughbreds are still racing and explaining the success of GooGooGaga

By Ron Gurfein - April 24, 2020

The book on race secretaries

By Ron Gurfein - April 17, 2020

Thoughts on racing 2-year-olds, what to do with babies in training when there is no racing and the trainer handed a 34-year suspension

By Ron Gurfein - April 10, 2020
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