Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Friday, March 24, 2017
In Today’s HRU

The truth on takeout Memorable ’08 Meadowlands Pace Soto: all grown up and taking on the Levy Breaking Stride: Flying Colors Will this be a breakout year for Penpal? Ryan Stahl wins 4,000th race Mac Lilley named to Wall of Fame Two preferreds Saturday at WEG photo: Penpal and trainer, driver and co-owner Patrick Lachance. […]

Sunday, March 19, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Campbell’s last drive promises to be legendary Levy Series begins at Yonkers Millenium Wheel upsets at Big M Sossy’s King Kong crushes in Williams Memorial Glengate Farms making a comeback Hollywood’s Hits: Let’s play Seth Rosenfeld trivia Timoko dominates Criterium de Vitesse again Chuckling over Faraldo’s “beard” letter photo: Campbell said he’s “a huge fan […]

Friday, March 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Campbell to retire from driving, take helm of Hambletonian Society Handicapping the Levy Series Joe Lee hitting it out of the park at the racetrack Foiling the Beards Nothing But Trotters Rule changes for Ontario in 2017 Drivers for WDC confirmed photo: Campbell (battling with Jody Jamieson at the Little Brown Jug) will retire from […]

Sunday, March 12, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Improving integrity in Pennsylvania is Revington’s top priority Johnson only trainer suspended for Glaucine, and his 
attorney wants to know why Perfect Match in Indiana Upsets power WEG Jackpot Hi-5 to payout of more 
than $190,000 HRU Feedback photo: Missile J (shown winning the $300,000 Art Rooney final with Brian Sears at Yonkers in May […]

Friday, March 10, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Remembering my friend, Sam McKee Meadowlands honors McKee on first card after his death For the handicapping customer, Sam was a magician McKee left an indelible mark on harness racing Jackpot Hi-5 mania at Woodbine Young Guns Blazing WEG releases stakes nominees

Sunday, March 05, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Breath of fresh, Canadian air Hollywood’s Hits: Million dollar firsts and lasts Market this: get your circus off the tarmac so I can see 
the post parade Breaking Stride: Bookies Meadowlands Pick Five carryover attracts $170,411 HRU Feedback photo: Standardbred Canada CEO Dan Gall is already making a positive impression after just six months on […]

Friday, March 03, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Ask the Question: Do we want to be harvesters or re-planters? How the evolution of thestable.ca could be an even bigger game-changer No stopping Surick at Freehold Smoke Pan Mirrors is a beloved Magie family member VP Pinsonneault leaving WEG photo: Winbak Farm’s first foal sired by Bolt The Duer recently was born in Maryland. […]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
In Today’s HRU

“Establishment candidate” Williams elected USTA president Soaring superstar: Bold Eagle wins the French Triple Crown Hollywood’s Hits: Ten great finds from early Meadowlands programs photo: Fellow candidate Jason Settlemoir (left) congratulated Williams on his victory. | Mark Hall / USTA

Sunday, February 26, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Thrill of the Chase 2016 USHWA Dan Patch Award Winners Celebrating our Oscars & looking back on the best of 2016 Horse of the year: Milestones What’s love got to do with it? Hudson on two follow-up questions for 
USTA presidential candidates HRU Feedback photo: In October, Joe and Brenda Hurley celebrated Always B Miki’s […]

Friday, February 24, 2017
In Today’s HRU

This sport’s dire need for relevancy What a drag! God, I hope my fat librarian turtleneck isn’t lucky Time to make electronic past performances free Breaking Stride: A junky start Waltzing around the track in Vienna, Austria 10 years later, mystery remains: Who killed Randy Rankin? photo: The Krieau race program, like many in Europe, […]

Sunday, February 19, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Two more questions for USTA presidential candidates Famous juniors and how they fared in million-dollar races How racing can benefit from junk boxes The Horse That Changed My Life w/Dr. Bernie Brennan Mykindachip, Dapper Dude: dead-heat record Howard Taylor responds to Glaucine positives HRU Feedback photo: Mykindachip (#5) and Dapper Dude (#2) dead-heating for win […]

Friday, February 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

New York announces Glaucine positives Joining Forces in Ontario Between The Lines: Bring back winter series racing Brett Miller wins four at Big M Goshen Yearling set for Sept. 10 MacDonald named Canadian ambassador photo: The Western Fair District’s Metroland Media Agriplex in London, ON will be the site of the new, combined, London Selected […]

Monday, February 13, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Bold Eagle not only chases glory on the track, he is also poised to become one of the most memorable standardbreds of all time. On Sunday morning in the €400,000 Prix de France at Vincennes Racetrack in Paris, the six-year-old son of Ready Cash out of the Love You mare Reethi Rah Jet was sent […]

Sunday, February 12, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Five questions for USTA presidential candidates Harness racing has changed, but its people never will Famous fours in harness history Breaking Stride: Finish Lines Aarts fends off alligator with golf club Nadia Can Go, Ross Battin honored at WFR HRU Feedback

Friday, February 10, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Katz speaks out against Gural Rule Gural’s statement on Gural Rule Between The Lines: Live drives and Pompano Pick 5 Pine Tab snaps 0-for-108 streak Who will be the next game-changing stallion? Mitchell named interim chair of Ontario Racing Greg Gangle joins The Raceway at Western Fair District photo: Owner and breeder Marvin Katz said […]

Sunday, February 05, 2017
In Today’s HRU

McKee on the mend after surgery Racing’s self-driving cars and halftime shows Breaking Stride: Bards, Bargains and Bars Awesomeness and Xelene Bayama take Winter Series finals Nominations wanted for Canadian Hall of Fame Quebec unveils ’17 dates, stakes HRU Feedback photo: Sam McKee (interviewing Christina Takter after Pinkman won the 2015 Hambletonian at the Meadowlands) […]

Friday, February 03, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Rebuilding from the Ground Up Between The Lines: Does takeout still matter? Fate stopped Nevele Pride from winning 36 straight races Know What I Hate? A load of super crap The Horse That Changed My Life w/Sylvain Filion Big M part of a change in focus for Marohn, Jr. SBOANJ statement on NJ Classic and […]

Monday, January 30, 2017
In Today’s HRU

French trotter Bold Eagle won the Prix d’Amerique for the second straight year when he stormed to a world record victory Sunday afternoon (Jan. 29) in the $1 million event at Vincennes Racetrack in Paris, France. The six-year-old son of Ready Cash out of the Love You mare Reethi Rah Jet and driver Franck Nivard […]

Sunday, January 29, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Betting Line voted Canada’s Horse of the Year At Pegasus World Cup The world won’t end if the sport eliminates inquiries Hollywood’s Hits: Memories of Beat The Wheel Introducing HRU’s new columnist Merv Oswalt Breaking Stride: The verse is yet to come HRU Feedback photo: Betting Line won the Jug and North America Cup in […]

Friday, January 27, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Rick Zeron reflects on a fantastically emotional 2016 Handicapping the Big Ones Between The Lines: It’s a trainer’s game HRU wins Hervey Award Justin MacEachern named Caretaker of the Year Field set for Sunday’s Prix d’Amerique photo: Zeron teamed up with his son, driver Scott Zeron, on Shamballa and upset both Wiggle It Jiggleit and Always […]

Sunday, January 22, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Heffering on Mach Three’s untimely death: “I figured I had mine already” Brush And Crush: Three business strategies for racing to 
embrace in a changing world Allard appeals, given say; back racing at WEG soon Is this a make-or-break year for the Yonkers International? Hollywood’s Hits: Say what you want about NJ, but there’s 
no […]

Friday, January 20, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Weather woes at Western Fair Between The Lines: How fair is the fair start pole? Supreme Court ruling keeps NJ sports betting hopes alive Breaking Stride: Creatine poetry contest update: It’s not spam or a scam A rollicking ride through harness racing history McNair shines in round one of Blizzard Series page 11 Stallion auction […]

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

By most measures, Monday’s January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands was the strongest it has been in many years. The gross of $6,6288,400 was the best since 2010 and the average of $26,989 for the 233 horses/stallion shares sold was the highest since 2008 when the sale posted all-time record numbers. “It was a […]

Sunday, January 15, 2017
In Today’s HRU

For the love of the game Breaking Stride: Poetry in Motion Brush And Crush: Sending a harness executive to the track Hollywood Extra Hambletonian Oaks winner Wild Honey aimed for 
Prix d’Amerique Wollam to Ohio Hall of Fame HRU Feedback photo: Maritime star Surrealist may not have earned a lot on the track, but he was […]

Friday, January 13, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Mixed Sale offers active racehorse market Between The Lines: Speed records may never be beaten Commingling Changes Hollywood’s Hits: 2016 happenings you might not have known Racetrack, casino proposed near Gettysburg, PA Doug McNair wins North America Drivers Challenge Meadowlands adds new internal controls, seed money photo: Lindy’s Tru Grit topped last year’s January Select […]