Ask The Guru

Is shipping in to race a good or bad thing?

By Ron Gurfein - January 15, 2021

Holiday generosity, or lack thereof, from owners to trainers

By Ron Gurfein - January 8, 2021

David Anderson with thoughts on whether expensive mares make good broodmares

By Ron Gurfein - January 1, 2021

What secret ingredients create a super trainer?

By Ron Gurfein - December 28, 2020

Of Stanley Dancer, Billy Haughton, Joe O’Brien and Delvin Miller, which one was the best driver?

By Ron Gurfein - December 18, 2020

Does a driver know a horse has had performance-enhancing drugs?

By Ron Gurfein - December 11, 2020

Why so many suspect trainers or beards are permitted to race at Yonkers, Pocono and Harrah’s Philly

By Ron Gurfein - December 3, 2020

The Guru’s picks for year-end awards

By Ron Gurfein - November 26, 2020

Interesting developments in the indictments, thoughts on the Propulsion case and my major personality defect

By Ron Gurfein - November 19, 2020

Disparities between our game and the runners never more apparent

By Ron Gurfein - November 13, 2020

2020 Breeders Crown finals – The good, the bad and the ugly

By Ron Gurfein - November 6, 2020

The good, the bad and the ugly from the Breeders Crown eliminations

By Ron Gurfein - October 30, 2020

The horse that held me over financially, thoughts on drivers’ weight and several rounds on integrity

By Ron Gurfein - October 23, 2020

Questions from a small breeder, thoughts on auctioneers that drive up prices and do the same five owners really win all the stakes?

By Ron Gurfein - October 16, 2020

What a week it has been 
in Lexington

By Ron Gurfein - October 9, 2020

Has the governor of Florida lost his mind, why is Red Mile not more popular and would McClure have given McCarthy room if the Shes A Great Lady had been an overnight?

By Ron Gurfein - October 1, 2020

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
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