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The secret weapon that helped Brian Sears win the International Trot

October 11, 2019

Plus, my picks for Lindy out of the Lexington sale and do insiders have an advantage? by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Almost everyone deserted beautiful downtown Lexington within hours after Greenshoe showed his heels to 11 other starters in the Kentucky … Read more

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It’s not only the big breeders who ring bells

October 7, 2019

by Murray Brown Proof that you do not have to be a big breeder to sell high priced yearlings was very much in evidence in Lexington. The name of the game is quality, not quantity. That is and will always … Read more

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

October 4, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Greatness was on display all week at the Red Mile but the 3-year-olds in various divisions of the Bluegrass took my breath away. It wasn’t so much the speed but the way in which some of … Read more

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Million-Dollar Night

October 2, 2019

The opening session of the 2019 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale saw not one, but two, yearlings sell for $1 million or more and also smashed records for gross (over $18.2 million), average ($154,288) and number of $100,000 yearlings sold (68, … Read more

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Giving away some of my best yearling-picking secrets

September 13, 2019

Plus, thoughts on the Justify positive and my list of the best pedigrees from what looks like a gangbusters opening night of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Lots of great racing last weekend with some outstanding … Read more

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The most memorable yearling shoppers of all time, part 3

September 11, 2019

by Murray Brown Further to my last two columns, where I detailed some of the most memorable yearling shoppers of all time — good and bad (Part 1) and (Part 2) — here’s the third and final installment: Delvin G … Read more

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

August 30, 2019

All in the latest edition of harness racing’s most popular advice column. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: It was a fabulous weekend of racing. Team Alagna led by (Donna Lee) stole the show north of the border with a one, two, … Read more

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Will Steve Heimbecker show?

August 30, 2019

The superstitious part-owner of Courtly Choice said it will be a game-time decision whether he comes to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday to see his champion try to win the Canadian Pacing Derby. by Sandra Snyder | Sponsored by Ontario … Read more

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

August 23, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: In 1839, Edward Bulwer-Lytton and English author coined the phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword. “Your emails have proven this to be true. Although you haven’t given me hard facts to deal with much … Read more

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Breaking down Hambletonian Day 2019

August 7, 2019

by Bob Heyden Trainer Marcus Melander may not have won the Hambletonian, but he won the most money on the day — $839,947.50 in purses on the day. He won the Jim Doherty, both Hambletonian elims, was second, third and … Read more

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A horse by any other name

August 4, 2019

My trip to Hambletonian 2019. by David Mattia PART 1 – Driving to the Hambletonian with nothing to write about With only my friend Ross for company, I set out on my 45-minute drive to the Meadowlands for this year’s … Read more

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The Guru’s Road to the Hambletonian – Final Week

July 28, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Please take note of the fact that the Hambletonian Final will pay all 10 starters. Therefore, the sixth through 10th place finishers will receive one per cent or $10,000. This will lessen their $15,000 entry fee by … Read more

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Judy Chaffee: owner/breeder living the dream

July 28, 2019

by Victoria M. Howard Every owner dreams of owning a champion — either by raising a homebred or purchasing a yearling from a sale that develops into a nice stakes horse. People have been in the sport for decades and … Read more

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More on Schnittker, plus thoughts on the east coast driving colony, the DQ of Custom Cantab and 4-year-olds vs. older horses

July 26, 2019

All this and much more in the latest installment of harness racing’s favorite advice column. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: I listened to my buddies Trade Martin, Bob Marks and Fred Hudson’s podcast last week with Ray Schnittker as the guest … Read more

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The Guru’s Road to the Hambletonian – Week 11

July 21, 2019

by Ron Gurfein HORSE PEDIGREE SALE PRICE, EARNINGS, RECORD OWNER BREEDER TRAINER / DRIVER COMMENT 1. GREENSHOE Father Patrick — Designed To Be $330,000 Lexington Selected $403,223 3,1:50.1 Courant Inc, Hans R Backe, Lars Granqvist,and Martin Langli Marvin Katz and … Read more

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The Guru’s Road to the Hambletonian – Week 10

July 14, 2019

by Ron Gurfein HORSE PEDIGREE SALE PRICE, EARNINGS, RECORD OWNER BREEDER TRAINER / DRIVER COMMENT 1. GREENSHOE Father Patrick — Designed To Be $330,000 Lexington Selected $403,223 3,1:50.1 Courant Inc, Hans R Backe, Lars Granqvist,and Martin Langli Marvin Katz and … Read more

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Thoughts on Dexter Dunn, Brian Sears, the things I miss the most and whether fillies are more precocious than colts

July 12, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Congratulations to my friend “Showbiz” (Bill Popfinger) and all the other Hall of Fame nominees for earning a spot on the ballot. Could the racing at the Meadowlands get any better than last weekend. WOW and … Read more

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The Guru’s Road to the Hambletonian – Week 9

July 7, 2019

by Ron Gurfein HORSE PEDIGREE SALE PRICE, EARNINGS, RECORD OWNER BREEDER TRAINER / DRIVER COMMENT 1. GREENSHOE Father Patrick — Designed To Be $330,000 Lexington Selected $326,723 3,1:50.2 Courant Inc, Hans R Backe, Lars Granqvist,and Martin Langli Marvin Katz and … Read more

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HOF Captaintreacherous

July 6, 2019

by Melissa Keith His was a racing career of firsts. First foal of royally-bred Worldly Treasure, from the first crop of Somebeachsomewhere, Captaintreacherous commanded a $250,000 final bid in the 2011 Lexington Select Yearling Sale. Over three years on the … Read more

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The Guru’s Road to the Hambletonian – Week 8

June 30, 2019

by Ron Gurfein HORSE PEDIGREE SALE PRICE, EARNINGS, RECORD OWNER BREEDER TRAINER / DRIVER COMMENT 1. GREENSHOE Father Patrick — Designed To Be $330,000 Lexington Selected $201,723 2,1:53.3 3,1:50.2 Courant Inc, Hans R Backe, Lars Granqvist,and Martin Langli Marvin Katz … Read more

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Thoughts on Jimmy Freight, girl power, second trainers, how syndicates work and will Greenshoe be the fastest ever?

June 28, 2019

The Guru opines on this and more in this week’s installment. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: If there was any doubt in your mind who the fastest trotter in history is it should have been dispelled Saturday night at Pocono Downs … Read more

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Earl Beal on Sun Stakes Saturday is a likely Hambletonian preview starring the Greens

June 28, 2019

by Brett Sturman The $500,000 Earl Beal final is the anchor leg of $1.8 million in purses for four consecutive stakes races Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono loaded with dynamic stars across the board. For 3-year-old colt … Read more

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The Guru’s Road to the Hambletonian – Week 7

June 23, 2019

by Ron Gurfein HORSE PEDIGREE SALE PRICE, EARNINGS, RECORD OWNER BREEDER TRAINER / DRIVER COMMENT 1. GREENSHOE Father Patrick – Designed To Be $330,000 Lexington Selected $189,223 2,153.3 3,1:50.2 Courant Inc, Hans R Backe, Lars Granqvist,and Martin Langli Marvin Katz … Read more

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Thoughts on hyperbaric chambers, the USTA’s opposition to the integrity act, trainers that overly support their own stallions and why we don’t see as many top trainers paired with top drivers anymore

June 21, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: To all my readers on the northern side of the border that are in total denial and went crazy over the FACT that I said your fans were classless by cheering when Kevin Durant went down … Read more

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The Guru’s Road to the Hambletonian – Week 6

June 16, 2019

by Ron Gurfein HORSE 
PEDIGREE 
SALE PRICE, EARNINGS, RECORD 
OWNER 
BREEDER 
TRAINER / DRIVER 
COMMENT 1. GREENSHOE Father Patrick — Designed To Be $330,000 Lexington Selected $189,223 2,153.3 3,150.2 Courant Inc, Hans R Backe, Lars Granqvist,and Martin Langli Marvin Katz … Read more

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