Tales From The Curmudgeon

The glamor and prestige

By Murray Brown - February 23, 2020

The story of how Southern Oaks became the finest training center in Florida

By Murray Brown - February 16, 2020

What have we done in Pennsylvania to help ourselves?

By Murray Brown - February 9, 2020

How Henri Levesque and an American stallion improved the French trotter

By Murray Brown - February 2, 2020

Destiny strikes again

By Murray Brown - January 26, 2020

Pure destiny

By Murray Brown - January 19, 2020

The book on how Hanover buys its broodmares

By Murray Brown - January 12, 2020

The inside story on how Hanover selected matings for its mares

By Murray Brown - January 5, 2020

Remembering the greatest day in Canadian harness racing history

By Murray Brown - December 29, 2019

Ryan Clements’ interview of Ron Burke is a must watch

By Murray Brown - December 20, 2019

Ranking the 10 best horsemen of all time

By Murray Brown - December 8, 2019

Flying high, completely potted

By Murray Brown - December 1, 2019

Remembering John Simpson, Sr. through his many Simpsonisms

By Murray Brown - November 24, 2019

Notes from Harrisburg

By Murray Brown - November 17, 2019

Ranking my favorite steakhouses

By Murray Brown - November 9, 2019

Herve — the one and only

By Murray Brown - November 6, 2019

Notes from the Breeders Crown

By Murray Brown - October 30, 2019

Thoughts on: byes, harness racing’s youth movement, the International Trot and whether Muscle Hill has produced potent stallions

By Murray Brown - October 21, 2019

Hanover’s yearling sales philosophy, compensation for use of a name and thoughts on the reign of Somebeachsomewhere

By Murray Brown - October 16, 2019

It’s not only the big breeders who ring bells

By Murray Brown - October 7, 2019

Breeding a pacing mare to a trotting stallion, remembering when Hanover auctioned two yearling fillies simultaneously and thoughts on the legacy of Bettors Delight

By Murray Brown - October 2, 2019

Farewell, Hanover, you will be missed

By Murray Brown - September 25, 2019

Somebeachsomewhere and Cantab Hall yearlings may be value plays this fall

By Murray Brown - September 18, 2019

The most memorable yearling shoppers of all time, part 3

By Murray Brown - September 11, 2019

The most memorable yearling shoppers of all time, part 2

By Murray Brown - September 4, 2019
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