Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, May 22, 2016
In Today’s HRU

No Battle Indiana Rising John Campbell: The Horse That Changed My Life Iron Mine Bucky overcomes tough start, in Currier & Ives L A Delight and Caprice Hill among SBOA elim winners Southwind Frank dominant in 2016 debut photo: Wiggle It Jiggleit and Montrell Teague used the rail to their advantage and dominated the $200,000 […]

Friday, May 20, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Hold onto your hats Joe Fitzgerald: Trainer Trends 70th anniversary of the mobile starting gate Trey Nosrac: Observations of an Englishman Southwind Frank to make 2016 debut Saturday Rockin Ron aims for 12th straight win photo: Freaky Feet Pete (above, Trace Tetrick) will square off against rival Wiggle It Jiggleit for the first time in […]

Monday, May 16, 2016
In Today’s HRU

On an unseasonably cold night with frost warnings in effect, driver Yannick Gingras was concerned about the front-end holding up Sunday (May 15) at Flamboro Downs for Rockin Ron in the $244,000 Confederation Cup. Trainer Ron Burke said he secretly shared similar concerns, especially since he knew the front was where Rockin Ron had to […]

Sunday, May 15, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Trevor Henry: Finding His Gear Northfield: The Monday Night Monster The Richest Horse Race in the World Woodbine: Catering to Owners Southwind Frank impressive in Saturday qualifiers Monstrous wins Bev Sears photo: Trevor Henry has gone from Ontario’s small tracks to the top of the WEG driver standings | Claus Andersen

Friday, May 13, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Resolving To Go Bob Lounsbury: Doing It His Way Commingling with France just the beginning  Hollywood’s Hits  Joe Fitzgerald: Driver Trending Report  Chines For All tops strong Blooded Horse Spring Sale photo: Resolve and Ake Svanstedt (winning an elimination of the Maple Leaf Trot last summer at Mohawk) have accepted an invitation to race May 29 […]

Monday, May 09, 2016
Elevated to the Elitlopp

After Resolve was disqualified for going inside several pylons in the stretch, Bee A Magician was named the victor of the inaugural $150,000 Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands, earning an invitation to the May 29 Elitlopp in the process. But will the Queen Bee’s connections accept the invitation and make […]

Sunday, May 08, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Burke dominates; Pure Country rebounds From Harness Racing to Two-Time Derby Winner Dean Hoffman: Different breeds, different Triple Crowns Dante takes Dexter Nickle Bag steals the show in Horse of the Year showdown Luck Be Withyou wins Rose invitational  

Friday, May 06, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Racetrack Triple Threat What harness racing must learn from the Kentucky Derby Andrew Cohen: Derby news picks Breaking down the Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff card Horse of the Year showdown Saturday at Mohawk Henriksen records milestone photo: Northfield Park outrider Nadine Habke is a survivor | Jeffrey Zamaiko

Sunday, May 01, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Pennsylvania Power Stronach Group to take over Rosecroft Raceway Better Together: Ontario’s Standardbred Alliance Top western Canadian horseman Bill Davis dead at 54 State Treasurer fourth in ’16 debut 8th straight for Freaky Feet Pete photo: JK Will Power (Yannick Gingras) edged The Catamount Kid (Jody Jamieson) by a neck in the first Pennsylvania Classic elimination, […]

Friday, April 29, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Wire To Wire: Being Robbed Without Protest Brush And Crush: New Jersey betting exchange Hollywood’s Hits: The Takter Factor Royal Fillies (Photos) Wanaka large in Celias Counsel final victory 440 horses in Big Blooded Horse Spring Sale

Sunday, April 24, 2016
In Today’s Hru

Bit Of A Legend N – The Legend Grows Can Canterbury’s bold plan be copied in Pennsylvania? The Curmudgeon’s Baker’s Dozen: greatest female pacers Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff What were the Pocono judges thinking? Freaky Feet Pete wins ’16 debut in 1:49.4 at Hoosier Musical Rhythm a perfect 10 in Don Mills final photo: Favored […]

Friday, April 22, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Breaking “the grip of the devil” NJ Debut of Exchange Wagering – Bill Finley Scott Zeron – Much accomplished, more to come Hollywood’s Hits – with Bob Heyden Breaking Stride – The Checklist Classy Lane fire fund concludes with over $710,000 raised photo: Thomas Milici said sobriety has led to his eye-opening results at Yonkers | Mike […]

Sunday, April 17, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Legendary Levy Battle Remarkable Recovery (Classy Lane) JL Cruze remains perfect Hollywood’s Hite: 10 Killer “Did You Knows” Setting The Odds: The Highlights . . . Stars come out for Meadowlands qualifiers Saftic elected to hometown’s Hall of Fame photo: Wiggle It Jiggleit (7, Montrell Teague) and Bit Of A Legend N (4, Jordan Stratton) battled […]

Friday, April 15, 2016
In Today’s HRU

How To Succeed in Business Brush And Crush – Pompano Park Meat and potatoes, with a schmear Racing year round at Mohawk with Blair Burgess Allard youngest trainer to reach 3,000 career wins Dover closes out 47th season with $100,000 DSBF finals photo: Adriano Sorella: “Without owners in this game, there’s no trainers. Let’s not forget […]

Sunday, April 10, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Everything but jai alai Setting The Odds with Joe Faraldo Wire To Wire – Blair Burgess Snubbed for Hall of Fame? Bit Of A Legend, Wiggle It Jiggleit top Levy, Round 4 Dovuto Hanover takes open handicap; JK Endofanera last War N Munn wins Youthful at Mohawk photo: Loewe (left) with Hall of Fame drivers Dave […]

Friday, April 08, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Fêting Filion San Pail leads 2016 Cdn Hall of Fame class Hollywood’s Hits (Happy 61st birthday John Campbell) Star Power Report with Bill Finley Six NY trainers handed 10-year suspensions Wright’s White Birch Wunderkinds photo: Canada’s newest Hall of Famer, Yves Filion (Dave Landry)

Sunday, April 03, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Wiggle It Jiggleit epic in defeat Always B Miki impressive at Big M Hopping at Hoosier Dean’s List – American trotting bloodlines dominate Wire at Yonkers contributed to George Brennan’s spill Setting The Odds – with Jody Jamieson photo: Wiggle It Jiggleit and Montrell Teague (shown at Mohawk in this file photo from 2015) were impressive […]

Friday, April 01, 2016
In Today’s HRU

JL Cruze’s Life-Saving African Mission Casie Coleman Opens Up The Curmudgeon’s Baker’s Dozen, Part 2 Hollywood’s Hits Burke first harness trainer to hit $150 million Changes in Ontario explained today via webinar photo: Ken Wood (courtesy Dover Downs)

Sunday, March 27, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Is Bob McIntosh primed for a big year? Jason Bartlett’s Secret Weapon Wire To Wire with Dave Briggs Setting The Odds with Jimmy Takter Steve Elliot on Boston Red Rocks Wiggle It Jiggleit returns Monday, may race in Quebec photo: Trainer Bob McIntosh has L A Delight and much more in his arsenal this year […]

Friday, March 25, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Ron Pierce: Onto the Next Adventure Mark Ford appeals for help Brush and Crush with Dean Towers Switlyk: South Florida fire is like “lightning struck me twice” COSA, Meadows donate to South Florida fire fund Campbell, Tetrick head 3R Drivers’ Tournament June 5 photo: Pierce said he isn’t even thinking about returning to the race […]

Sunday, March 20, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The Queen of Trotting vs. the Queen Bee Morrisville: More than just another sale Gulotta on NJ casinos Setting The Odds with Garnet Barnsdale Breaking Stride with David Mattia Saturday WEG Finals Photo: The late, great Moni Maker and driver Wally Hennessey from 2000, her last year on the track | Dave Landry

Friday, March 18, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Gural: Casino at Meadowlands Closer to Reality The time is now (New Jersey harness racing) Fire claims 12 horses at South Florida Training Center Confidence, Stability on the Rise in Ontario Hollywood’s Hits Spring Mixed Sale slated for June 5 Western Fair to crown national driving champion Photo: If New Jersey voters approve a ballot initiative […]

Sunday, March 13, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Nickells overwhelmed by Hall of Fame honor Hollywood’s Hits with Bob Heyden Setting The Odds with Mike Tanner Brush and Crush with Dean Towers Banking on your horse’s future Decoupling reprieve should be call to action

Friday, March 11, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Restoring His Love of The Game Ideas abound for improving racing Taylor: Glaucine positives in New York Harold “Sonny” Dancer dead at 80 Decoupling not on hold just yet? Handicapping Challenge Prize Fund Reaches $5,750 SRF charity golf outing set for dark day photo: George Teague said Wiggle It Jiggleit has been good for his soul […]

Sunday, March 06, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Decked Out Youth Be Served Setting The Odds with Myron Bell Joanne Colville – new chair of Standardbred Canada Yonkers – Drivers’ Cup Ontario’s new regulator holding webinar for participants photo: The Deck has been harness racing’s “it” spot on Saturday mornings this winter (Dave Briggs)