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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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In Today’s HRU (2019-06-14)

June 14, 2019

Sturman: Gingras breaks down his NA Cup card horses Cotolo: How to handicap a big stakes card Special handicapping section, full program and TrackMaster PPs for NA Cup card Snyder: Tale of three caretakers as they prep for Ontario’s biggest … Read more

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Assessing the Pepsi North America Cup stakes card with Yannick Gingras

June 14, 2019

The driver helps break down Saturday’s rich Woodbine Mohawk Park card. by Brett Sturman Along with the signature North America Cup which goes for $1 million, three supporting stakes finals bring the total purses offered across the four races to … Read more

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The Guru’s Road to the Hambletonian – Week 5

June 9, 2019

Ron Gurfein makes his case for the top 10 contenders for this year’s Hambletonian to be contested Sat. Aug. 3 at the Meadowlands

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Big M judges need to penalize drivers for giving holes

June 7, 2019

Also, thoughts on why there are a small number of dominant sires, Brett Sturman’s recent column and whether Melander’s Big 3 rival Takter’s 2014 trio. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Great news! Illinois is back in action. By a large margin, … Read more

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Thoughts on: whether owners that partner up hurt breeders, great farms that sell a lot of bargain yearlings and why our horses are going so fast

May 31, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: What a great weekend of racing. Starting with Bettors Wish entering rarified air with a heart-stopping performance in Yonkers Art Rooney final. He marched off to a six-length victory without a bit of Dexter Dunn urging. … Read more

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Lighten up, critics

May 24, 2019

Plus, my choice for the best babies by sex and gait, how to stop a trotter from hitting a hock and more. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: It’s time all my followers lighten up a bit. From this day forth please … Read more

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Chief Mate still rules my list of 2-year-olds

April 26, 2019

A final major training session this week at Sunshine Meadows confirmed what I already believed — that Chief Mate is the toast of the class. by Ron Gurfein (Editor’s note: Ask the Guru will return next week) My Sunday version … Read more

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

April 19, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: What more can I say than that the phenomenal Tiger Woods once again catapulted himself to the top of the sports world. In winning the Masters, his fifth green jacket and 15th major he turned the … Read more

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Chief Mate vaults to the top of my list of favorite 2-year-olds

April 14, 2019

by Ron Gurfein The weather was hot but breezy Saturday at Sunshine Meadows and the crowd, for an April day, was larger than one might expect. There were lots of nice horses, but one performance was riveting. Unlike last year … Read more

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In Today’s HRU

April 7, 2019

View from The Deck: Gurfein picks his group of stars in the making Tony Alagna, Casie Coleman in the HRU video spotlight Indiana: Pollack and Cullipher’s latest has run the table, so far, in 2019 Hollywood: Never too early for … Read more

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Picking my group of stars in the making

April 7, 2019

Jovial Jerry, Explosivebreakaway, She Does Trix and Chief Mate were all ultra-impressive this week at Sunshine Meadows. by Ron Gurfein Beautiful weather, great horses and lower than usual attendance Saturday at Sunshine Meadows made this reporter a happy man. Before … Read more

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HRU Feedback (2019-04-07)

April 7, 2019

Bill Robinson debate continues I read with interest and agreement Andrew Cohen’s cogent note on Bill Robinson’s HOF re-nomination (full story here). Then it occurred to me. How many millennials know of Pete Rose, one of the greatest baseball players … Read more

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

April 5, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Last week I received a letter about my desire to seek a major increase in purse money for younger horses. I chose to answer this uninformed complainer in an open forum so that my readers will … Read more

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Carmen Auciello in video spotlight

March 31, 2019

Trainer Carmen Auciello was interviewed in Ontario by HRU’s Jaimi MacDonald about the babies he has in training with his racing partner Jonathan Drury in the latest edition of HRU’s Twos in Training video series. by Dave Briggs Two nights … Read more

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

March 28, 2019

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Santa Anita will resume racing this weekend after a supposed surface renovation. It is beyond my comprehension how the track condition could be repaired in that short a period of time. To add to my suspicion, … Read more

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Ontario’s Dustin Jones talks Prestidigitator, He’s Watching in video spotlight

March 28, 2019

Ontario-based trainer Dustin Jones was interviewed at the Palema Trotting center in Florida by HRU’s Heather Vitale and talks about the first crops of He’s Watching and his former star Prestidigitator in his debut in HRU’s Twos in Training video … Read more

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