Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, December 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Brave World, Better B Rolling post Valedictory victories Diary of a Career Year, Part 2 of 2 Former harness guy McKnight wins Woodbine thoroughbred title Nine notable things about the 2017 racing season Retiree Soapy Sap has long been a perfect match with her trainer photo: Soapy Sap, 14, will face mandatory retirement from racing […]

Friday, December 15, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Yonkers does away with the passing lane Stakes scheduling, the secret to life and curing tie-up Bird Parker beat Bold Eagle Mike Woebkenberg: A non-stop promotional idea machine Devious Man joins Blue Chip stallion roster One group to oversee racing in Ontario Little joins Big M broadcast crew Cherry buy into Heston Blue Chip photo: […]

Sunday, December 10, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Purdon raises Lazarus to victory in $1.1 million Inter Dominion final Purdon completes back-to-back Group One double The players are your partners Hannelore Hanover and Moni Maker’s mirror image Harley Davidson has gotten to work HRU Feedback photo: Two hours before the Inter Dominion card started, Gloucester Park was already well on its way to […]

Friday, December 08, 2017
In Today’s HRU

‘What if’ questions loom in Horse of Year decision Dates set for What The Hill’s appeal of Hambletonian DQ Jersey harness tracks cautiously optimistic Bo is Jayden’s world Corrective shoeing, no shoes, the best bourbon and more New Calling Cullen ineligible for O’Brien Awards “Yankee Joe” Lee named Amateur Driver of the Year photo: Bo […]

Sunday, December 03, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Gural gladly accepting donations from his critics John Campbell gives thanks and an apology Burke and Beach complete extraordinary 20-20 Bath wins again in career year; Souloy suspended 10 years in Norway The Guru on the culinary delights of South Florida photo: Trainer Svante Båth (right, with Erik Adielsson) has had his best year in […]

Friday, December 01, 2017
In Today’s HRU

‘Seaside’ makes Progress with voters Ask The Guru Open house, open hearts What The Hill shows that 3-year-olds can beat older horses Fanning promoted to COO of Hambletonian Society Inaugural Midwest Mixed Sale concludes Court rules in favor of horsemen Moody, Harmon, Ray and McIllmurray Nominate someone for Caretaker of the Year photo: More than […]

Sunday, November 26, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Hannelore Hanover makes case for Horse of the Year Fourth Dimension tops in Valley Victory Hopped-up Haughton hopes he’ll help Hilltop handle HOY race between three female trotters Twice around on a 5/8-mile track? photo: Hannelore Hanover (Yannick Gingras) winning the $175,000 TVG for trotting mares in 1:52.3 | Michael Lisa

Friday, November 24, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Auctioneer Vernon Martin passes the red chair Can half-mile tracks create a better product? Does a driver colony impact handle? Analysis of Captaintreacherous What The Hill taking on older trotters in TVG Bold Eagle scratched – Guarato won anyway photo: Sale vice-president Russell Williams (center) with new head auctioneer Joseph Mast (left) and retiring head […]

Sunday, November 19, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Somebeachsomewhere undergoing chemotherapy to battle cancer Somebeachsomewhere tv documentary begins production Gulotta bullish on racing’s future in New Jersey under governor Phil Murphy A deep dive into the half-mile track blues Yannick’s trifecta a HOY vote-splitter? photo: Somebeachsomewhere and Paul MacDonell setting a 1:46.4 world record at The Red Mile in 2008. On Saturday, Somebeachsomewhere […]

Friday, November 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Gural vows “never again” on trainer transfers Trainer changes among Saturday Meadowlands thoughts Meadowlands sees momentum building for Survivor wager Dangerous precedent possible in Ontario? Alagna loaded in Saturday’s Big M stakes elims Downbytheseaside, Bill’s Man, Agent Q and Dream Together win Matrons Star Sapphire, Vandalous, Super Fly win DSBF trots JackPot Hi-5 $146,000 takedown […]

Saturday, November 11, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Harrisburg concludes up marginally from strong 2016 sale Harrisburg Stats Handicapping in the winter months HRU Feedback photo: Ron Burke (right, with his father Mickey Burke, Sr. in Lexington), was the top buyer in Harrisburg. Burke spent more than $1.5 million on 23 horses | Dave Landry

Friday, November 10, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Solid, but lacking fireworks Harrisburg Stats Hollywood’s Hits: Burke breakthrough? Matron frosh feted Downbytheseaside to stand at Sugar Valley Farms photo: Preferred Equine led all consignors on Thursday with $2,009,000 in sales | Triscari Video Web and Marketing

Thursday, November 09, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Harrisburg yearling sale nears all-time record Harrisburg Stats Ford lukewarm over New Jersey governor elect Phil Murphy Holloway hopes colt makes Closing Statement in Matron photo: Preferred Equine was second among consignors with just over $4 million in sales | Triscari Video Web and Marketing

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Blue Chip investments pay off Harrisburg Stats Tim Tetrick on 10,000 wins and other burning issues Big Man Ev sets Plainridge track record in MASS final photo: Quatrain Blue Chip, a son of Somebeachsomewhere out of Frontierpan, topped the second session with a bid of $180,000 from Mac Nichol of Ontario | Triscari Video Web […]

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
In Today’s HRU

John Floren completes unique session-topping trade The owner sold a Muscle Hill colt for $320,000 and then bought a Muscle Hill filly for $320,000 during the opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s yearling sale Monday that posted an average of $75,305, down 4.3 per cent from the strong 2016 opening day. photo: John […]

Monday, November 06, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Pennsylvania governor signs bill protecting horse racing’s gaming cut All signs pointing to a strong Harrisburg sale Vice president of harness racing wagering – apply now Breeders Crown Rebound photo: Brett Pelling was also active looking at horses Sunday in Harrisburg | Dave Briggs

Friday, November 03, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Strategy is critical in new Meadowlands Pick 10 Survivor bet Reflections on the Breeders Crown Breaking down the Breeders Crown Four Breeders Crown fixes Stats The son also shines in Milan Lady Shadow sells for $310,000 Thestable.ca lands big investors photo: Hoosier Park excelled as a first-time host of the Breeders Crown | Claus Andersen

Sunday, October 29, 2017
In Today’s HRU

It’s Indiana’s Time Hannelore Hanover makes bid for Horse of the Year Fiftydallarbill delivers a big win for Indiana Stay Hungry’s appetite for winning shows through David Miller makes good on IOU with What The Hill Macombers record emotional Crown win Split The House rewards owners’ patience and investment HRU Feedback photo: Despite cold temperatures, […]

Saturday, October 28, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Takter and Gingras dominate Breeders Crown opening night Blais says Emoticon Hanover deserved her Crowning moment Manchego starts big night for Gingras, Takter Blazin Britches rebounds with a vengeance Tenacious, tough-as-nails and triumphant Sweet score! Youaremycandygirl crushes field Pure Country storms back to score upset photo: It was smiles all around in Manchego’s winner’s circle […]

Friday, October 27, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Breeders Crown by the unconventional numbers The Breeders Crown should go after the bet Handicapping the Hoosiers Breeders Crown Manchego aims for historic Breeders Crown victory Wrenn makes return to Crown Hannelore Hanover seeks large payday in Crown open trot Sophomore trotting colt elim winners set for battle photo: Jimmy Takter has nine horses racing […]

Sunday, October 22, 2017
In Today’s HRU

From cornfield to Crown Hoosier Classic sale up 17 per cent in average Gingras and Burke sweep open trot eliminations Freshman pacing colts in the spotlight Miller doubles up in open pace eliminations Fourth Dimension sets track record for rookie trotting colts photo: Playing host to the Breeders Crown would not have been possible without […]

Saturday, October 21, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Manchego pushes undefeated streak to 11 Rainbow Room dominant in Crown elim Overdraft Volo wins division’s lone test by a neck Ella Cristina posts 35-1 Crown upset Twister Bi will be missed in Breeders Crown Is Fear The Dragon the clubhouse leader for HOY? Hoosier Classic average up 31 per cent after Day 1 Nurmos […]

Friday, October 20, 2017
In Today’s HRU

DeLong relishing home track advantage Harness racing can ill afford to follow Keeneland’s lead Yonkers comes together to walk for a cure The return of Walter Case, Jr. Resolve to stand in Ontario at Tara Hills Final Woodbine harness meet has begun Pasithea Face S injured, out of Breeders Crown Winbak Harrisburg videos online photo: […]

Monday, October 16, 2017
In Today’s HRU

London sale beyond expectations The inaugural London Selected Yearling Sale was a success thanks to increases in average and gross compared to the two 2016 Ontario sales that it replaced and a record consignment by Seelster Farms which sold the seven highest-priced yearlings, including the $220,000 sale topper. photo: Mohawk Seelster, a Sportswriter colt out […]

Sunday, October 15, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Twister Bi blows them away in Yonkers International Trot For Yonkers and Burke an International silver lining Repeat winners during New York Day of Champions Europeans play it smart on Twister Bi Seelster sells London Day 1 sale topper for $150,000 Filion takes the Lampman Cup title by a nose HRU Feedback photo: Onlookers and […]