Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

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 […]

Sunday, April 01, 2018
In Today’s HRU

April Foals Darley Flying Start visits The Deck David Miller and The Deck featured in HRU’s latest videos Happy Birthday, Niatross and Secretariat How to get a multi-state racing license in one easy step A Pretty Picture — Devo Rides (Part 4) Third straight Matchmaker win for Shartin N Dr J Hanover scores third Levy […]

Friday, March 30, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Most successful purchases, amazing authors and two training secrets revealed Mitchell on Ontario’s $2 billion deal Casie Coleman in HRU’s latest Twos in Training video What new bet would improve handle? Dave Landry on Canadian Hall of Fame ballot Giving back with the gift of life The need for higher-end claiming races New stars in […]

Sunday, March 25, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Ontario commits to nearly $2 billion for horse racing Roy suspension, AGCO following through on tougher stance Ron Burke featured in HRU’s latest Twos in Training video Crowd on The Deck thinner, but horses getting faster Sports betting – friend, foe or something in between? Social media abuzz – how to improve odds of outside […]

Friday, March 23, 2018
In Today’s HRU

HRU launches broadcast division Ask The Guru: The young trainer that reminds me most of myself, assessing the track at Sunshine Meadows and the best advice I have received Isitfridayyet struts his stuff on Saturdays at Woodbine Rick Zeron believes Atlanta could take down Manchego Donovan in a sweet spot with Youaremycandygirl Dudesalady hopes to […]

Sunday, March 18, 2018
In Today’s HRU

USTA launches bid for national standardbred aftercare group Gural baffled by USTA stance on his marketing plan Legal sports betting a friend, foe or something in between? The Making of Captaintreacherous Full house at Sunshine Meadows The one and only time… Cultural anthropology fuels success for racetrack management A conversation with Wally Hennessey Staggered (Part […]

Friday, March 16, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Kakaley recovering from facial surgery after racing accident Ask The Guru: Growing up in NYC, one thing I would do over and how to know which horses are stakes worthy Committee approves microchipping; new eSales portal at USTA annual meeting Between The Lines” Breaking down the Levy field Stratton primed for Levy success European Report: Bold […]

Sunday, March 11, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Bettor lawsuits point to a bigger underlying issue First day of USTA’s annual meeting in the books The $100 million driving club Treasure Kronos to USA Andy McCarthy’s stock continues to rise Devo Rides (Part 1) Dan Noble off to a promising start in Ohio in 2018 Terry Morgan makes history; Party On The River […]

Friday, March 09, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Requiem for Sam McKee The winner of my dream race of elite trotters is… In Ontario, AGCO takes steps towards driver integrity Statistics suggest Haughton is on the right path at Yonkers Anthony Napolitano leading the Big M driving colony Huge Big M handle thanks to ‘perfect storm’ Daley, Harp, Thompson enter Florida Hall of […]

Sunday, March 04, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Mr. 1:46’s first foals start to arrive 16-year-old Prime Time Bliss scores pari-mutuel win in BC Remembering Geoff Stein Perfect Saturday at Sunshine Meadows Comparison between Hannelore Hanover and Moni Maker Montana’s Annie Stoebe smitten with harness racing Speed is relative USTA unveils more free Pathway reports photo: Always B Miki (David Miller) setting the […]

Friday, March 02, 2018
In Today’s HRU

The ultimate caretaker The only perfect yearling I ever graded Seventy-nine sophomores nominated to Pepsi NA Cup Wrestling legend Ric Flair now part-owner of Lost in Time Early season handle gains from unlikely sources Bird Parker wins Prix de Paris Declan Donoway celebrates first career victory in first start Ruggeri hoping Western Joe will provide […]

Monday, February 26, 2018
In Today’s HRU

The connections of Hannelore Hanover need to make room for several more trophies. Hannelore Hanover, who last year at age 5 produced the fastest mile in history by a female trotter and defeated male rivals in both the Breeders Crown and Maple Leaf Trot, received three Dan Patch Awards on Sunday, including the night’s grand […]

Sunday, February 25, 2018
In Today’s HRU

HRU picks the Horse of the Year Dan Patch, USHWA awards winners Win pools? Right now they’re a mug’s game Horse of the Year nuggets Even the best stallion prospects fail Chilling with Einstein Hall, Little on ballot for Communicators Hall of Fame

Friday, February 23, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Slow and steady wins the race for universal rules Ask The Guru Babies shine at Sunshine Meadows New imports could have a big say in the older pacing ranks Johansson delighted to work with new acquisition Heathers set to dazzle Dan Patch red carpet Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 9 Goldstar Badlands named The […]

Sunday, February 18, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Own your space – and don’t mess it up Becker calls impending induction to Communicators Hall “tremendous honor” What we can learn from the Sartin approach in terms of leadership for success Some more notes about Howard Beissinger Adventures in Infidelity HRU Feedback

Friday, February 16, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Influence of Scandinavians, thoughts on overtraining and the spa life in Boca Belina Josselyn victorious in Prix de France Buzzworthy The morning line as a handicapping tool Wallin relishing second year training his own stable Hey Blondie should get plenty of attention in 2018 Next Super High Five winner at Big M will cash $100,000 […]

Sunday, February 11, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Fire escapee finds new racing life If the framework is holding you back, change it Indiana celebrates its best of 2017 Foiled Again miles ahead of top thoroughbreds Evaluating the first crop sires of 2017 Two Bits, Four Bits Marohn, Jr. on career best year and returning to Big M HRU Feedback photo: Jamie Macomber […]

Friday, February 09, 2018
In Today’s HRU

WEG/Gural integrity rule delayed until 2019 Harness racing legend Howard Beissinger dead at 94 Happy trails, partner Equine Herpes Virus update Despite new withholding regulations, harness handle flat New credit card transaction rules should benefit industry Ask The Guru €400,000 Prix de France on tap for Sunday photo: Beissinger and 1969 Trotting Triple Crown winner […]

Sunday, February 04, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Canada’s Horse of the Year hardware belongs to Hannelore Hanover The NFL is beginning to look a lot like racing No direct flight from the U.S. to Sweden for 2018 Elitlopp Speedy Crown At 50 Eight is enough Max the Maven

Friday, February 02, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Blanchard picks the O’Brien winners A new kind of experimental rating Ask The Guru Waikiki Beach impressive in NA debut Chris Gooden: Photographer at heart Woodbine Entertainment update on Integrity initiative Western Fair’s Molson Pace renamed Camluck Classic Snowshoe and Blizzard finals set for tonight NYSS 2018 schedule confirmed; Finals to be held at Yonkers […]