Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, June 24, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Manchego stays perfect by beating boys in Beal elims; Lather Up brilliant in Hempt Don’t judge tiny Voom Or Bang by her size Hair raising tale from Alaska Will we ever see 30+ starts from another Horse of the Year? Political Madness – Devo Rides – Part 16

Friday, June 22, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Whipping up something delicious: The compelling origin story of Wolfgang Weekend Stakes Preview Ask The Guru No rest for the weary as scene shifts to Pocono Week 2 of Gaitway Baby Races in the books Peter Wrenn 14th driver to 10,000 career wins High-Five carryover at Big M

Sunday, June 17, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Sweet Cup of Redemption Sintra scintillating in Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational Owner ecstatic as Shower Play wins Fan Hanover Wolfgang gobbles up Goodtimes foes Shartin N recovers from break in elim to win Roses Are Red North America Cup Night – minute by minute TheStable.ca has already qualified 36 of 39 babies

Friday, June 15, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Sire of NA Cup probable fave is Gorgeous, but unloved Two greats I turned down; deep thoughts on Lasix and why standardbreds keep getting faster, while thoroughbreds do not Handicapping Pepsi North America Cup stakes night Weekend Stakes Preview Special handicapping insert for gangbusters Pepsi NA Cup card Wes Delight part of ‘deep group’ in […]

Sunday, June 10, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Homicide Hunter sets stakes and track record in Charlie Hill Memorial American Girl makes it last all night Belina Josselyn victorious in Paris A truly buzzworthy weekend for yours truly Frankenstein Walks – Devo Rides (Part 14) The first North America Cup Hannelore Hanover shines as Armbro Flight and Goodtimes 
 elims complete Sir Ziggy’s […]

Friday, June 08, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Lazarus provides Taylor Made reason to return to standardbreds Ask the Guru: Thoughts on the Yonkers sale to MGM, baby races and avoiding tying up in fillies Weekend Stakes Preview Is TrackMaster the future of the classification system? Hambletonian Society / Breeders Crown Poll Crawfords ecstatic to buy into trotting filly Atlanta ‘Good Guy’ Brown seeks […]

Sunday, June 03, 2018
In Today’s HRU

The Drag Dilemma The Mel Blounts of harness racing Carrots or Sticks — Devo Rides Part 13 Young field in Norway for next Sunday’s Oslo Grand Prix Stellar June foals Burning Midnight, Lather Up and Jimmy Freight tops in Somebeachsomewhere

Friday, June 01, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Joe Faraldo: Don’t panic over Yonkers being sold to MGM Lexington Selected launches mixed sale Ask The Guru Sophomores come out with guns blazing TrackMaster past performance lines return to HRU No mistake: Lather Up wows connections Somebeachsomewhere and Graduate set for Saturday at 
Woodbine Mohawk Park Harness writer, horse owner Ralph Sucee dead at […]

Monday, May 28, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Ringostarr Treb wins recall-marred Elitloppet Will Take Charge equals world record in Maxie Lee Filibuster Hanover, Shartin N capture pacing stakes at Harrah’s Philadelphia Hannelore Hanover sharp on Philly undercard

Sunday, May 27, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Arazi Boko wins Sweden Cup on Solvalla’s big Saturday card Speed on display in Indiana Caviart Ally looks to step up today in Betsy Ross in Philly Gillis hopes to Take Charge in today’s Maxie Lee New York — king of the Triple Crown Making a federal case — Devo Rides Part 12 Sophomore Evaluate […]

Friday, May 25, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Bold Eagle, Ringostarr Treb and Propulsion likely Elitloppet favorites Ask The Guru: More on the Hall of Fame, thoughts on elevated liver enzyme levels and my take on whether Justify will prevail in the Triple Crown Between the Lines: Confederation Cup highlights need for consistency in enforcing rules Molson Pace 1998: The worst hour ever […]

Sunday, May 20, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Gural clarifies stance on sports betting revenue European Report: Heavy Sound wins Prins Daniels, but says no to Elitloppet Marion Marauder makes pari-mutuel debut this afternoon in Philly Hollywood’s Hits: Celebrating Bret Hanover 56 years after he was foaled Flamboro Downs set for tonight’s $182,500 Confederation Cup Alternative Actions: Part 2 – Racing commissioners focus […]

Friday, May 18, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Gural bullish on sports betting SBOANJ supports sports betting Sports betting will likely not be a positive for horse racing Sports wagering may be a boon for harness racing Ask The Guru The bad and the good at Pompano Park Easy win for Cyber Lane in Copenhagen Cup Kakaley returns to the track Saturday at […]

Sunday, May 13, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Zeron: “I don’t lie” Perfect Spirit – King of Sweden Live Laugh Love posts fastest PASS division Hoosier Jewel has “made my whole horse racing career” Leaving tens of millions on the table Eliminations set for 40th Confederation Cup at Flamboro Harness racing potpourri If / Then / Where / When — Devo Rides Part […]

Friday, May 11, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Hold off on the “Lazarus is the second coming” expectations in the U.S. Ontario racing industry officially signs long-term deal Farewell to Johnny Takter, one of the greatest Ask The Guru Is $13,000 exacta a North American harness record? Between Two Worlds Trotting 4 Charity a winner to Gingras Wright photographs a pair of blue-blooded […]

Sunday, May 06, 2018
In Today’s HRU

David Miller wins Dexter Cup with own Lindy’s Big Bang Call Of The Wild Pastore Bob to the Elitlopp after winning Finlandia-Ajo The Long Run — Devo Rides Part 9 Justifying my handicapping efforts in the Derby Alternative Actions Matt Bax in the HRU Twos in Training video spotlight

Friday, May 04, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Gural seriously considering scrapping stakes Ask The Guru Horsepeople at small Ontario tracks refuse to sign long-term funding deal with the province Happy 70th Birthday, Bill O’Donnell Dr. Ian Moore in the HRU Twos in Training video spotlight Lessons from my self-imposed hiatus from betting Keep your customers happy because they’re all you have Key […]

Sunday, April 29, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Ringostarr Treb impressive in Olympiatravet Harness racing needs to go back to wooden bikes Prince of Indiana Down Under wonders on display Heavy Thinker — Devo Rides Part 8 Ranking my Kentucky Derby picks Humboldt “The Horse” wins for #HumboldtStrong Eye-catching performances in Woodbine Mohawk Park Q’s

Friday, April 27, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Hard to handle: Yonkers stakes vs. Big M amateur races Ask The Guru Up Front Flor Ida eyes victory in tonight’s Scarlet & Gray Taking decisions out of judges’ hands is the smart thing The field is set for Olympiatravet Takter protégée Josert Fonseca has memorable debut $75,000 up for grabs in World Handicapping Championship

Sunday, April 22, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Keystone Velocity wins Levy; Shartin N takes Matchmaker Rene Allard expected to appeal Class 1 positive in Ontario Prove or disprove the “five per cent for marketing” concept Twos in Training video starring Determination’s Luc Blais Charity and Bill Andrew’s Hall of Fame career Hall of Fame inductee Blissfull Hall is a complete specimen

Friday, April 20, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Are rule changes in order for Pick-4’s and 6’s? Miso Fast’s scratch highlights disconnect between gamblers and horsepeople Increasing harness racing’s appeal, thoughts on training like Europeans and my time as Monticello Maitre D’ New HRU Twos in Training video starring Paul Kelley The Queen’s comeback: Hannelore returns Tamure Roc upsets in Torino How Hall […]

Sunday, April 15, 2018
In Today’s HRU

WEG’s Lawson delivers state of the industry Woodbine Mohawk Park — What’s in a name? Buzzworthy: Mohawk name change a hot topic on social media Gingras, McNair scorch Sunshine Meadows with record miles New HRU Twos in Training video starring John Butenschoen Alternative Actions: Deconstructing the commercial value of champion horses Beaver trainees look to […]

Friday, April 13, 2018
In Today’s HRU

New, permanent, era at Mohawk begins A change in racing styles as Woodbine Mohawk Park begins HRU’s Landry among Canadian Hall of Fame inductees Is the Hambletonian better with heats? Scott McEneny in the HRU video spotlight Mach It So gunning for spot in Levy final Matchmaker champion Mackenzie vies for chance to defend Coast […]

Sunday, April 08, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Burke on the cusp of being first trainer to 40,000 starts European Report Anthony MacDonald in the HRU video spotlight The Supreme Decision — Devo Rides, Part 5 Some impressive performances at Sunshine Meadows Buzzworthy Drivers’ fiduciary responsibility to bettors Somewhere In L A takes over top Levy spot

Friday, April 06, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Go behind the scenes with four new HRU videos Ask The Guru Levy and Matchmaker pictures becoming clearer Blumenfeld mares draw well in Matchmaker fourth leg 10-year-old hero first to enter Olympiatravet After a year away, stakes-winner Sutton ready to return Hazel Park in Detroit closed; owners to sell land Wiggle It Jiggleit full-brother foaled […]