Ask The Guru

The Derby fiasco, thoughts on B-tracks, headpoles and PETA

By Ron Gurfein - May 10, 2019

Drivers that bet on races, racing barefoot and my Derby pick

By Ron Gurfein - May 3, 2019

The Guru makes his Kentucky Derby picks

By Ron Gurfein - April 28, 2019

Shilling for The Captain, thoughts on PETA and the story of feisty Vernon Blue Chip

By Ron Gurfein - April 19, 2019

Can one buy the business? Thoughts on Lasix, assessing 2-year-olds at stakes payment time and my take on Lucien Fontaine

By Ron Gurfein - April 12, 2019

Responding to letter-writing critic, my take on Bill Robinson, dealing with pullers and more thoughts on maiden races

By Ron Gurfein - April 5, 2019

Thoughts on the Down Under import explosion, the Big M’s new condition sheet, pinhooking and a new Italian restaurant

By Ron Gurfein - March 28, 2019

Changing my tune on same-day Hambletonian heats, my thoughts on Santa Anita and scratching due to track conditions

By Ron Gurfein - March 21, 2019

Thoughts on: blood dopers, gross omissions from the Hall of Fame, Jennifer Bongiorno’s hot streak and why some drivers have it and some don’t

By Ron Gurfein - March 15, 2019

Chef Murray’s dinner party, more on books and questions about Burke, whether to lead a pulling filly by pony and whether it is possible for any trainer to make a bad horse good

By Ron Gurfein - March 8, 2019

Opining on tracks excluding horsepeople, my best reclamation project and more thoughts on Zeron — because you asked

By Ron Gurfein - March 1, 2019

Ernie Hendry suffers most in Atlanta squabble

By Ron Gurfein - February 22, 2019

Zeron punishment appears ridiculously severe

By Ron Gurfein - February 14, 2019

Rating the commissions on fairness, racing standardbreds at Belmont, fixing a Kiwi’s filly hiking in the turns and book suggestions

By Ron Gurfein - February 8, 2019

Addressing the rumor mill about Yonkers and Monticello, thoughts on Blood Spinning and why my world champion fillies made for bad broodmares

By Ron Gurfein - February 1, 2019

Thoughts on my critics, betting horses coming from half-mile tracks, throat surgery, jockey agents and French racing

By Ron Gurfein - January 25, 2019

Three-minute barrier snapped in most sets Saturday at Sunshine Meadows

By Ron Gurfein - January 20, 2019

Shocking lack of transparency in Zeron case and how I became The Guru

By Ron Gurfein - January 18, 2019

My biggest sale blunders, thoughts on French horses and how horses adapt to noise

By Ron Gurfein - January 11, 2019

Surick case was a travesty, how to tell which young horses could be stars and who should write the chapters in an updated standardbred bible

By Ron Gurfein - January 3, 2019

The good, the bad and the ugly in 2018

By Ron Gurfein - December 28, 2018

Tackling cheaters, The Gural Rule, quarter cracks and how the little guy can compete in the yearling game

By Ron Gurfein - December 21, 2018

Why horse prices are up when the industry is in decline, hopple burns and further thoughts on Larry Rolla’s book

By Ron Gurfein - December 14, 2018

Should Svanstedt use catch drivers, digital thermometers to detect lameness and Larry Rolla book should be called Sopranos of Sullivan County

By Ron Gurfein - December 7, 2018

The case against Lou Pena, the origin of my colors and thoughts on greater transparency at draws

By Ron Gurfein - November 29, 2018
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