Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, December 04, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Rescued by Karma Q & A with Drew Monti Breaking Stride: Of Fools and Foals Teague named Person of Year Ontario 2017 race dates approved Merriman wins 5 at Meadows, including feature HRU Feedback photos: Dr. Patty Hogan (left), Keystone Wallis and the mare’s savior Kate Miller. | Courtesy Dr. Patty Hogan

Friday, December 02, 2016
In Today’s HRU

In support of a new USTA Brush And Crush: For the good of the sport, judges need to do their jobs Hollywood’s Hits: Go 4th, young man Marie Hill dead at 85 January Select Mixed Sale closes Monday Nominate someone for Caretaker of the Year

Sunday, November 27, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Rock Me Baby wins Courageous Lady Breaking Stride: My cross-country harness racing adventure with Hal 9000 Down The Stretch is official horse of “Down the Stretch” show Shamballa Unwinding HRU Feedback photos: Rock Me Baby and Tim Tetrick set a 1:52 stakes record in the Courageous Lady two weeks after the sophomore pacing filly was […]

Friday, November 25, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Black Friday won’t work for customers 
of harness racing Wire To Wire: O’Briens adopt Jimmy Takter rule Hollywood’s Hits: You CAN go home again USTA president Langley to step down at end of 2016 Bellatricks hopes to star in Courageous Lady Muscle Hill to stand in New Jersey in 2017 photo: Taking care of existing […]

Sunday, November 20, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The Great Debate: ABM vs. WIJI Downbytheseaside wins Governor’s Cup with authority Thats The Ticket takes Three Diamonds Magic Presto tops in the Goldsmith Maid Hollywood’s Hits: Indiana-breds set for Horse of the Year The Horse That Changed My Life: Anthony MacDonald Moiseyev wins two of four Autumn Series finals photo: Wiggle It Jiggleit and Montrell […]

Friday, November 18, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Decked Out Brush And Crush: Racing’s marketing is misguided Huntsville vs. Downbytheseaside Driver Trends Always B Miki officially retires tonight at Big M Alliance Holiday Claiming Series announced photo: Saturday mornings on The Deck at Sunshine Meadows was a hit last winter. Now Myron Bell and others are trying to capitalize on that success. | […]

Sunday, November 13, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Always B Miki sprints off in career curtain call Breaking Stride: A new look Hoosier Park concludes season; Burke and Tetrick win titles Moreau gets 5,000th training win Faraldo responds to Towers’ column Hail to the fans photo: Always B Miki (David Miller) capped his racing career in style, winning the $400,000 TVG Final at […]

Saturday, November 12, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Harrisburg sale concludes with average up 15 per cent, gross up 4.9 per cent Evaluating Harrisburg Trotting Sires Valley Victory and Three Diamonds eliminations contested Hurley with mixed emotions as ‘Miki’ heads to final race photo: David Reid’s Preferred Equine Marketing led all consignors with $13,318,001 in sales for 435 horses sold. Reid (right) is […]

Friday, November 11, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Muscle Hill prices continue to soar Boston Red Rocks, Pure Country, Caprice Hill and Dayson take Matron finals Hollywood’s Hits: Always B Miki set to join elite class Evaluating Harrisburg Pacing Sires Yonkers’ own a racehorse program already a success for new owners photo: Somebeachsomewhere (with Paul MacDonell) continued his siring dominance at Harrisburg. | […]

Thursday, November 10, 2016
In Today’s HRU

As the last handful of yearlings headed for the auction ring Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Standardbred Horse Sales Company senior vice-president Jim Simpson, who doubles as the president of Hanover Shoe Farms, was looking extremely pleased with the results. “It looks like we’re headed for the second best sale […]

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Jacobs Jumps Up Marion Marauder to stand in Ontario Thoughts on an Emotional Election Breaking Stride: Someday photo: Casual Cool topped all yearlings sold with a bid of $165,000 by Ken Jacobs. | Ryan Randolph

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Holy, Hannah Harrisburg opening session up 41 per cent At the Breeders Crown, where were the fans? Monmouth Park reaches deal, urging support of 
casino expansion SOA and Yonkers give fans chance to own a horse Filion and Moreau capture Mohawk titles photo: $400,000 yearling Hey Jock helped Muscle Hill dominate the trotting sires, as […]

Monday, November 07, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Joe and Jeff have more in common than we think Hugh Mitchell’s 10,000-Foot View Love at first sight Scarborough Downs for sale Modest Prince sets RUS track and North American record

Sunday, November 06, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Harrisburg principals hoping to follow Lexington’s trend Extraordinary numbers in this Breeders Crown recap Breeders Crown champs repeat in Kindergarten finals Bar Hopping sets Hoosier track record Gural changes mind, stakes program will return to Big M in 2017 Betting Line officially retired photo: Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s yearling sale kicks off Monday in Harrisburg, […]

Friday, November 04, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Handicapping the Division Champions Will it all come down to the Breeders Crown? Dean’s List: Expect fireworks at the Harrisburg sale ICYMI – Marion Marauder tested sick after Breeders Crown Anthony MacDonald: We simply have to do a better job of attracting young people What’s Going On posts 32-1 Matron upset Grand Circuit Stakes action […]

Sunday, October 30, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The Big Five There is nothing like the Breeders Crown It’s Miller Time in rookie filly pace with 17-1 upset Huntsville sets track record, defeats chief rival 
Downbytheseaside Broadway Donna earns her Crown Racing Hill finally gets lucky HRU Feedback photo: Driver Marcus Miller was a particularly excited first-time Crown winner after piloting his father […]

Saturday, October 29, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Flawless trip leads to dominant win for Hannelore Hanover Miki out-slugs Wiggle It in classic stretch battle Crowning moment for this Lady Flanagan Memory posts emotional triumph World Series to Scratch Second career standardbreds lead way at Crown

Friday, October 28, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Latest Meadowlands mess really comes down to one word Brush And Crush: Jeff Gural’s desperate times, desperate measures Hollywood’s Hits: Breeders Crown – How Swede It Is Andrew Harris – Waiting on Waitlifter K VIP Stable syndication flourishing Bee A Magician seeks third Breeders Crown title tonight Smedshammer duo aim for Breeders Crown glory Breeders […]

Monday, October 24, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The Forest City Yearling Sale recorded the highest average in at least 16 years ($26,364) Sunday afternoon (Oct. 23) at the Metroland Media Agriplex at The Western Fair District in London, ON. The gross of $3,480,000 was the highest since 2011 (when 134 more horses were sold). “I’m blown away. I knew we would be […]

Sunday, October 23, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Betting Line scratched from Breeders Crown Pure Country, Newborn Sassy score victories Walner dominates; Sortie flying high Tony Hall wins 5,000th race HRU Feedback photo: Betting Line (David Miller) was expected to be the favorite in his Breeders Crown division until being forced to scratch Saturday night due to a suspected spider bite. | New […]

Saturday, October 22, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Always B Miki easily wins Crown prep Chezatter and Thats All Moni take Breeders Crown elims Frost Damage Blues, Lady Shadow win pacing mare elims Rising Star in the Northern Sky Breaking Stride: My Federal Case Livingston captures Obrigado Delmarvalous to stand at Winbak Delaware photo: Always B Miki (David Miller) cruised to a 1:48 […]

Friday, October 21, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Ontario on the Brink of a Revival? Hollywood’s Hits: Breaking down the Crown Trotting Sire Trends at Lexington Crossover deal between breeds links Deo Volente and Taylor Made HHYF original art auction set for Harrisburg Eighth annual “Pink Out” set for Saturday at The Meadows photo: Organizers are hoping for a big day Sunday at […]

Sunday, October 16, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Resolve Rules Yonkers International International Importance Brush And Crush: Report card on Yonkers International Trot Betting Line wins 14th straight; Filion Super three times Indiana Sires Stakes champs crowned Dean’s List: From Star Pointer to Always B Miki HRU Feedback photo: Trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt piloted Resolve to a 2:23.4 mile-and-a-quarter world record in the $1 […]

Saturday, October 15, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Campbell Captures Canada Another year of sweet memories in Ohio The Horse That Changed My Life with Hugh Mitchell Bring A Horse To School Day Swamp Thing Pacing Sire Trends at Lexington World champ State Treasurer to Seelster Farms photo: Dan Gall, president and CEO of Standardbred Canada (L) and MIke Woods, Chief Operating Officer […]

Friday, October 14, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Hannelore Hanover guns for International fame Family Affair A deeper look at Marion Marauder’s Triple Crown Support of family and staff help Steacy to career best year Extended government funding in Ontario? Indiana Super Finals Saturday Canadian Driving Championship on Friday photo: Hannelore Hanover and Yannick Gingras are hoping to beat the boys in Saturday’s […]