Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, July 24, 2016
In Today’s HRU

On the brink of $3 million Adios eliminations won by Racing Hill, Manhattan Beach Pure Country increases win streak to five with PASS victory Embracing Racing NA Cup champ Betting Line’s sixth straight win is golden The Horse That Changed My Life with Murray Brown Canada’s Horse of the Year off the schneid photo: Wiggle […]

Saturday, July 23, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The Best Medicine Breaking Stride: Death By Fedora O’Sullivan records 1,000th training victory Southwind now freezing Googoo Gaagaa’s semen Campbell schools Kindergarten foes at Big M Three divisions of Incredible Tilly contested at Hawthorne Battle elimination races set at Grand River Raceway photo: Driver Ronnie Wrenn (left), owner/breeder Keith Ross (middle) and trainer and sometimes […]

Friday, July 22, 2016
In Today’s HRU

A long way from a Jackpot Brush And Crush: Understanding, combating the 
hopelessness of the “small guy” Hollywood’s Hits: Impressive numbers from Meadowlands 
Pace Night Harry Harvey, trainer/driver of Albatross, dies at 92 Racing Hill, Manhattan Beach: Adios elim favorites Mullinax Ford official truck dealer of Hambletonian

Sunday, July 17, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Maxwell’s Big Moment “Miki” wears the mantle of greatness Meadowlands Pace card wagering tops $4.2 million; Super High Five pays $3,269.52 Hannelore Hanover beats the boys Lady Shadow: Positively Golden Hambletonian matchup looms between Dancer winners photo: Control The Moment held off Racing Hill at the wire to win the 40th edition of the Meadowlands Pace […]

Saturday, July 16, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Meadowlands Pace Picks / Haughton Handicapping Hollywood’s Hits: Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace
by the numbers Zeron likes his chances with Marion Marauder Driver Trends Revisited Breaking Stride: Dancing alone Every Way Out, Ariana G dominant in NJSS at Big M photo: A killer card is on tap tonight at the Meadowlands | Dave Landry

Friday, July 15, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Remembering harness racing’s 
perpetual motion man Hollywood’s Hits: The Book on Billy Big 5 on the Big M HRU: Question of the Week Proposed racino in western PA denied gaming license Pure Country dominates PASS Summer Mixed catalogue now available photo: The incomparable Billy Haughton

Sunday, July 10, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Graduating with Honors Racing Hill named 9-5 favorite for Crawford Farms 
Meadowlands Pace Blockbuster Deal Converseon opts out of contract with USTA Fantastic Voyage L A Delight and Lay Lady Lay golden in Ontario Sintra and Lindys Nightmare decisive winners in stakes at Mohawk Paver Jack upsets in Indiana Sires Stakes Napolitano, Jr. wins seven […]

Saturday, July 09, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Heavyweight Title Fight – Round 3 Hollywood’s Hits: Baker’s Dozen of great Meadowlands Pace elimination moments The Horse That Changed My Life: John Hayes Popular horseman Ben Stafford, Jr. dead at 45 Rock It Scott posts fastest NYSS division She’s A Billionair sets Buffalo track mark in NYSS photo: Driver Trace Tetrick said even his Indiana […]

Friday, July 08, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Are others besides Sears worthy 
of Hall of Fame status? HRU Question of the Week Hail to the Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Brush And Crush: The Ben Franklin reminded me why I fell 
in love with harness racing Travel Playlist shelved due to injury for 2016 OSS colts take first steps down path […]

Sunday, July 03, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Living Up to the Hype Racing Hill takes Hempt Southwind Frank back in Hambletonian form Pure Country equals Lynch stakes record Obrigado loving Ohio; wins Cleveland Trotting Classic Favorites Betting Line and Magnum J golden at Mohawk Reflections on the ultimate honor photo: Always B Miki and David Miller held off Freaky Feet Pete (Trace Tetrick) […]

Saturday, July 02, 2016
In Today’s HRU

A Frank Look at The Franklin Hollywood’s Hits: The Book on the Big Three The Horse That Changed My Life: Mike Lachance Breaking Stride: Fast Five Will Royal Bachelor be memorable at Historic? Byron sparkles on Dresden Raceway’s Canada Day card Ochsner named interim exec. administrator of SBOANJ photo: More people picked Always B Miki (David […]

Friday, July 01, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Mohegan Sun Pocono: “Guns are going to be Blazing” Pocono Picks Fireworks in Ohio Gingras records 6,000th career victory PA Horse Racing Commission holds first meeting Mandatory payout of Meadowlands Jackpot Super High 
Five on Pace night photo: Left: In this corner… Always B Miki and David Miller (Dave Landry) Right: And in this corner… Wiggle […]

Sunday, June 26, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Making major strides in Massachusetts Hughes, MacPherson tops in Atlantic championship Sintra stretches win streak to six in Summertime opener Feedback: “Criminal element… condone blood doping” Feedback: Fantasy games, fantasy “entries” Feedback: Not impressed with Yonkers photo: Always B Miki (David Miller) equalled the 1:47 five-eighths mile track world record while winning his Ben Franklin […]

Saturday, June 25, 2016
In Today’s HRU

What jet lag? Consensus Builder MacDonald, Henry take Ontario; advance to Canadian driving championship First Class RMTC task force to study Glaucine Two divisions of NYSS Hugh Grant Pace photo: Resolve (Ake Svanstedt) handily wining the $200,000 Arthur Cutler Memorial Friday at the Meadowlands | Michael Lisa

Friday, June 24, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Meager Investment, Significant Dividends Brush And Crush: Jeff Gural Horse racing fantasy games banned in New York Hollywood’s Hits: David Miller Pocono gearing up for huge stakes card Wilder wins 7,000th race Swedish invasion at Vernon: Svanstedt sweeps EBC trots photo: Lil’ Day Drinkin (with trainer/driver Walter Haynes, Jr. in the bike) has won seven of […]

Sunday, June 19, 2016
In Today’s HRU

North America Cup: Miller’s Time NA Cup card sets handle record with $5.2 million bet Hannelore Hanover is Huge A Pure Thing Gural hands Faraldo “lifetime ban” Feedback photo: David Miller was ecstatic at the wire after Betting Line gave the driver his first Pepsi North America Cup triumph in his 16th attempt | Dave Landry

Saturday, June 18, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Not-so Little Darlin Woodbine’s new “Big Day” North America Cup strategy 10 great siring feats in honor of Father’s Day Check Six wins PASS division in Philly Special Vernon card on tap on Sunday Inaugural Drivers’ Cup wraps up next weekend in Paris photo: Darlinonthebeach (David Miller) winning her Fan Hanover elimination last Saturday | […]

Friday, June 17, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Poised for the Upset Life-Changer Handicapping the Cup North America Cup Selections Anndrovette trying for fourth Roses Are Red win Hannelore Hanover another Indiana star photo: Racing Hill and Brett Miller (winning their Breeders Crown elimination at Woodbine in 2015) will try to pull off a mild upset in Saturday’s $1 million (Cdn) Pepsi North […]

Sunday, June 12, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Giving thanks for Obrigado Million-Dollar Field Set Is the same/old same/old the best we can offer? Fan Hanover, Roses Are Red finals set Breakfast with the Babies makes seasonal debut photo: Obrigado’s trainer and part-owner Paul Kelley (left) is joined in the Scioto Downs winner’s circle by caretaker Jenna Caligaris and driver Mark MacDonald after winning […]

Saturday, June 11, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Finals set for Armbro Flight and Goodtimes Breaking Stride: Man plans, God laughs Hollywood’s Hits: John Campbell Odds-on favorites upended in Vernon EBC filly elims Lovineveryminute wins by a nose at Big M photo: Hannelore Hanover won the fastest of the two Armbro Flight divisions when Yannick Gingras piloted her to a 1:52.2 victory | […]

Friday, June 10, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Tara Hills buys into Control The Moment Celebrating the glory of Ohio Fair Racing Wire To Wire: Lessons in Customer Service Antonacci equine education Down Under Two eliminations for 33rd Pepsi North America Cup More on Maine cobalt positives Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout slated for Cup night photo: Thirteen per cent of pre-season Pepsi North […]

Monday, June 06, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Coughlin tops Spring Mixed Sale with $65,000 bid; sale average down Coach Tom Coughlin led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles. Sunday, just across the parking lot from the Giants and Jets’ MetLife Stadium, Coughlin’s equine namesake was the star of the Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale in the paddock at the Meadowlands […]

Sunday, June 05, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Far from Perfect in NA Cup Prep Freaky Feet Pete dominates Some of racing’s most noteworthy June foals The Horse That Changed My Life w/Bob McIntosh Southwind Frank, Blue Moon Stride tops in NJSS Cirillo wins first OSS Gold; L A Delight back on track Ali: Farewell to The Greatest photo: Betting Line (Jonathan Drury) held […]

Friday, June 03, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale Preview Give North Jersey a chance For Pip to Stride Breaking Stride: Harnessing the Sky Morton Finder, dead at 82 Meadowlands player hits $1.4 million Pick 6 Charmed Life a millionaire photo: Sunday’s Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale will start at noon | Dave Briggs

Monday, May 30, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Nuncio Takes Sweden Faith rewarded by Nuncio’s success Jaw-dropper in Philly photo: Nuncio and Örjan Kihlström (left) took the lead with 100 meters to go, and held off his U.S. counterpart Resolve at the wire to win the Elitlopp on Sunday at Solvalla | Kanal75