Ask The Guru

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 Ron Gurfein - 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

The secret weapon that helped Brian Sears win the International Trot

By Ron Gurfein - October 11, 2019

Lexington has been incredible; thoughts on Walner and the sport’s first, two, million-dollar yearlings

By Ron Gurfein - October 4, 2019

My idiot’s guide to picking a yearling, how to train for success and what I would do to eliminate cheating

By Ron Gurfein - September 27, 2019

Trying to unravel the Justify case, questioning the judges at Century Mile and thoughts on whether one should buy ET yearlings

By Ron Gurfein - September 20, 2019

Giving away some of my best yearling-picking secrets

By Ron Gurfein - September 13, 2019

Why trotters are rarely imported from Sweden and are $100,000 yearlings worth it?

By Ron Gurfein - September 6, 2019

Grading the Lexington catalogue, thoughts on banked turns and why the good old days were better

By Ron Gurfein - August 30, 2019

How to get a horse to carry its head low, slamming a ridiculous assertion and what about Ron Pierce?

By Ron Gurfein - August 23, 2019

Updating the Pocono Incident, should drivers expose beards, thoughts on the Hambletonian stretch call and winner’s circle gossip

By Ron Gurfein - August 16, 2019
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