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The industry needs Dana Parham’s integrity pledge

June 6, 2020

The prominent owner/breeder is asking all the people that work for him to sign his integrity pledge and hopes it, or something similar, gains widespread adoption in the industry. by Dave Briggs More than 13 years ago, in a Jan. … Read more

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In defence of Propulsion’s original connections

June 6, 2020

Tony Alagna and the original owners of Propulsion disclosed the trotter’s lower nerve procedures to the proper authorities according to USTA rules that don’t require the association to be informed directly. Note that horses that have undergone the procedure, even … Read more

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Swedish trotting association’s mistakes could cost Redén his career

June 5, 2020

Svensk Travsport (ST) is investigating whether to strip Daniel Redén’s trainee Propulsion of his Elitloppet victory — and, perhaps more than $3.6 million (U.S.) in European earnings — after ST failed to notice the horse had undergone a fully disclosed … Read more

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Why horses from indicted trainers race on; my judgement of Hambletonian DQ and a wild tale about Wild Bill

May 29, 2020

All this, plus thoughts on gutless email critics and much more in harness racing’s most popular advice column. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: Here we go again. The evil jealousy of the average race fan will keep me in business writing … Read more

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Erv Miller in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Monday at 7 pm EDT

May 17, 2020

Trainer Erv Miller will speak to Heather Vitale about his most promising 2-year-olds, past greats and coping with COVID-19 and a career in which he has trained the winners of $88 million. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Virtual Twos in Training … Read more

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Mark Steacy in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight

May 16, 2020

Leading Ontario trainer Mark Steacy spoke to Jaimi MacDonald his most promising 2-year-olds, past greats such as 2006 Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son, working with the LandMark fractional stable, turning more of the stable operations over to his … Read more

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Mark Steacy in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Saturday at 7 pm EDT

May 16, 2020

Leading Ontario trainer Mark Steacy will speak to Jaimi MacDonald his most promising 2-year-olds, past greats such as 2006 Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son, working with the LandMark fractional stable, turning more of the stable operations over to … Read more

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Jim Campbell in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight

May 15, 2020

Trainer Jim Campbell spoke to Jaimi MacDonald about the return of his divisional champ Real Cool Sam, his most promising 2-year-olds, coping with COVID-19, his long relationship with owner Jules Siegel and the influence of his father, Jack, and brother, … Read more

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Jim Campbell in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Thursday at 7 pm EDT

May 13, 2020

Trainer Jim Campbell will speak to Jaimi MacDonald about the return of his divisional champ Real Cool Sam, his most promising 2-year-olds, coping with COVID-19 and more. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Virtual Twos in Training series continues Thursday, May 14 … Read more

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Nancy Takter in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Monday at 7 pm EDT

May 10, 2020

Trainer Nancy Takter will speak to Jaimi MacDonald about her most promising 2-year-olds, coping with COVID-19 and more. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Virtual Twos in Training series continues Monday, May 11 featuring trainer Nancy Takter being interviewed by Jaimi MacDonald. … Read more

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Nancy Takter, Jim Campbell next two trainers in HRU’s Twos in Training spotlight

May 10, 2020

Trainer Nancy Takter is on tap for Monday, May 11 and trainer Jim Campbell will be in the spotlight on Thursday, May 14. Both will speak to Jaimi MacDonald about their most promising 2-year-olds and coping with COVID-19. by Dave … Read more

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Thoughts on integrity, Gural, Schnittker and Leavitt

May 8, 2020

That and much more in this week’s edition of harness racing’s most popular advice column. by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: I have recently been privileged to receive what I would consider inflammatory banter between both thoroughbred and standardbred industry leaders via … Read more

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Origin story: How Brad Grant came to be one of the sport’s top owners

May 3, 2020

The third-generation horseman once completely quit the game, but now owns more than 75 horses. by Murray Brown I have heard that Brad Grant has something like 75 horses in training. When asked, the owner from Ontario said he wished … Read more

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Casie Coleman in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight

May 3, 2020

Trainer Casie Coleman talked about her most promising 2-year-olds new, how she’s coping with COVID-19, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee McWicked and much more. She also answered some viewer questions in the latest edition of HRU’s Virtual Twos … Read more

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Casie Coleman in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Saturday at 7 pm EDT

May 1, 2020

Trainer Casie Coleman will talk about new Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee McWicked, how she’s coping with COVID-19 and her most promising 2-year-olds. She will also answer some of your questions. by Dave Briggs HRU’s Virtual Twos in … Read more

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New York judges need to step up; Integrity Act needs to pass

May 1, 2020

Multi-talented horseman and common-sense sage Ray Schnittker opines on why New York judges need to do their jobs, why Hanover Shoe Farms’ integrity initiative is a hell of an idea and why the federal Horse Racing Integrity Act needs to … Read more

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Ray Schnittker in the HRU Twos in Training spotlight LIVE Thursday at 7 pm EDT

April 29, 2020

Veteran horseman Ray Schnittker will talk about his most promising 2-year-olds, how he got his start in Buffalo with his father and a claiming stable, his champion trotter Deweycheatumnhowe and Racing Under Saddle, He will also answer some of your … Read more

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Remembering the days when PEDs were allowed, thoughts on whether some horsemen lack flair, a guess as to why thoroughbreds are still racing and explaining the success of GooGooGaga

April 24, 2020

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: BEWARE of Greeks bearing gifts? Maybe. Of hospitals opening prematurely for elective surgery? For sure. For example, just last week we lost a great man and leader in our sport. Although if you read most of … Read more

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The sport’s most insidious injury, thoughts on whether trainers owning horses is bad for the game and the fastest horse I ever trained

April 3, 2020

by Ron Gurfein Tidbits: I have been asked by many friends, who will remain anonymous, to fight to overturn the policy of the Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society on their mutual decision to maintain the April 15 stake deadline. My … Read more

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A salute to Mr. Harness Racing

March 15, 2020

by Murray Brown Sometimes in this world of ours, we see situations from afar better than we do when they are right beside us. Such was the case with me last week when I wrote of a group of people … Read more

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Another successful Saturday at Sunshine Meadows

March 7, 2020

by Ron Gurfein The fact that the temperature had a 25 degree drop in 24 hours did not deter The Deck’s Saturday attendance in the least. It was, possibly, the largest crowd I have seen in recent memory. Pompano could … Read more

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Rare Tuesday crowd at The Deck

March 1, 2020

by Murray Brown This past Tuesday was the most active non Saturday I ever remember on The Deck. It seemed that all the stables were extremely active. The weather was glorious and both the horses and the people seemed very … Read more

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In Today’s HRU (2020-02-23)

February 23, 2020

• Brown: Recalling a memorable 1968 Horse of the Year banquet • Dan Patch awards preview • Guest Column – Marty Adler: Improving horse racing is as easy as 1-2-3 • View from The Deck: 99 per cent of Alagna’s … Read more

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Anne Schlichtig — trainer

February 23, 2020

by Victoria M. Howard Have you ever wondered what it would be like to train horses for a famous clothes designer? Well, ask Anne Schlichtig. At one time Schlichtig and her life partner Tom Merriman trained for high-end fashion designer, … Read more

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HRU Feedback (2020-02-16)

February 16, 2020

View from Australia on product availability RE: Brett Sturman’s last column (full story here). Monmouth Park has entered into an agreement with the Australian firm BetMakers to offer fixed odds wagering on their 2020 meet. Will it help? Who knows? … Read more

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