Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, August 21, 2016
In Today’s HRU

1:47.2 world record, ninth straight win for Betting Line Grand Circuit rookies put on a show at Mohawk Robin J wins the $110,200 NYSS at Batavia Downs Breaking Stride: Twelve minutes YS Lotus takes Gold Cup & Saucer; Foiled Again fifth Kentucky Super Night on tap tonight HRU Feedback photo: It wasn’t much of a […]

Saturday, August 20, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Black Broadway pulls off 20-1 shocker in PASS at The Meadows Checking the Trainer Trends Dean’s List: Track Star is now a show star for Captain Kirk The Horse That Changed My Life w/ Rick Zeron Wiggle It Jiggleit heads $200,000 Prix D’Ete field Harness racing returning to Virginia photo: Corey Callahan drove Black Broadway […]

Friday, August 19, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Here today, gone tomorrow? Hollywood’s Hits: More on the Big M’s Big 4-0 Betting Line goes for nine Extended Mohawk Grand Circuit meet starts Saturday Pair of NYSS freshman colts remain undefeated in five Fresh from their American invasion, fillies take Gold at 
Mohawk photo: With the wave of a pen, Australian lawmakers banned greyhound […]

Sunday, August 14, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Eight is Great Kiss Me Onthebeach sets 1:48.3 world record Celebrity Eventsy posts easy win in Moni Maker Goosebump Hanover, Non Stick score in NYSS at Batavia Breaking Stride: Knead to Know Merriman wins one in Ireland HRU Reader Feedback photo: Betting Line recovered from a break in the final turn to draw off and […]

Saturday, August 13, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Wiggle It’s Turn The Curmudgeon’s Baker’s Dozen – greatest male trotters Betting Line goes for eight straight The Horse That Changed My Life: with Jimmy Takter Freshmen engage in epic Gold Series battles at Mohawk Devious Man, Such An Angel win NYSS events Free owner seminar photo: Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague) snuck up the […]

Friday, August 12, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Tension heats up over NJ casino issue Hollywood’s Hits: Hambletonian Day wrapup Dan Patch Dandy Sports Column and Streakavana repeat in Gold action 
at Mohawk Hambletonian numbers down Foiled Again to PEI classic photo: The Meadowlands was busy on Hambletonian Day, but owner Jeff Gural said the track faces a bleak future without a casino […]

Sunday, August 07, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Family First Hambletonian Oaks: Three-Peat US Pacing Championship: Shamballa upsets the Big Three Cane Pace: Hambletonian Day Moment Gurfein’s final word Preferred Equine grads have banner Hambletonian Day photo: Paula Wellwood was euphoric to finally win the Hambletonian and do it with (from left) driver Scott Zeron, her mother Jean, son Devin and husband, Mike […]

Saturday, August 06, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The power of families, karma and Hambletonian dreams Hollywood’s Hits: Hambletonian Hits Winning One For The Girls Masterful Hambletonian Handicapping photo: Marion Marauder’s owners, Devin Keeling and his grandmother, Jean Wellwood, are hoping to finally put the family name on the Hambletonian trophy.

Friday, August 05, 2016
In Today’s HRU

A Deeply Personal Experience The Trotting Guru’s Take Bruash And Crush: Thank You Hambletonian Day Dean’s List: The backgrounds of the Hambletonian boys Hambletonian invades Times Square – again Quick recovery, & a little luck, propel Mass Production Candlelight Dinner terrific in Whenuwishuponastar final photo by Dave Landry

Tuesday, August 02, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Hambletonian 91 – Southwind Frank draws the five; Bar Hopping has the rail Also on tap for Saturday’s Hambletonian Day card is the Hambletonian Oaks, a rematch of the Big Three in the U.S. Pacing Championship and Pure Country taking on the boys in the Cane Pace. Southwind Frank will start from post five in […]

Monday, August 01, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Crawford celebrates birthday with two unexpected Summer Mixed purchases Michelle Crawford wasn’t planning on buying anything at Sunday’s Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, but ended up being one of the leading buyers. When the weather didn’t cooperate to go boating Sunday, Michelle Crawford resigned herself to celebrating her birthday with a quiet day […]

Sunday, July 31, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Racing Hill stunning in Adios Oaks Upsetters Head West, Stud The Horse That Changed My Life with Paul MacDonell Wildwild Men in Dream Of Glory MacDonald unstoppable on the bounce? HRU Feedback photo: Racing Hill (Brett Miller) set a career best 1:48.4 while winning the 50th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios | Chris Gooden

Friday, July 29, 2016
In Today’s HRU

50 years of Adios memories Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale Preview Bruce Johnston: Remembering BJ Hollywood’s Hits: Takter going for a three-peat in four 
different stakes George Berkner dead at 74 20 fillies to contest Hambletonian Oaks photo: The Adios has been a proud American tradition at The Meadows for 50 years | Dean Hoffman

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 […]