Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, March 18, 2018
In Today’s HRU

USTA launches bid for national standardbred aftercare group Gural baffled by USTA stance on his marketing plan Legal sports betting a friend, foe or something in between? The Making of Captaintreacherous Full house at Sunshine Meadows The one and only time… Cultural anthropology fuels success for racetrack management A conversation with Wally Hennessey Staggered (Part […]

Friday, March 16, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Kakaley recovering from facial surgery after racing accident Ask The Guru: Growing up in NYC, one thing I would do over and how to know which horses are stakes worthy Committee approves microchipping; new eSales portal at USTA annual meeting Between The Lines” Breaking down the Levy field Stratton primed for Levy success European Report: Bold […]

Sunday, March 11, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Bettor lawsuits point to a bigger underlying issue First day of USTA’s annual meeting in the books The $100 million driving club Treasure Kronos to USA Andy McCarthy’s stock continues to rise Devo Rides (Part 1) Dan Noble off to a promising start in Ohio in 2018 Terry Morgan makes history; Party On The River […]

Friday, March 09, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Requiem for Sam McKee The winner of my dream race of elite trotters is… In Ontario, AGCO takes steps towards driver integrity Statistics suggest Haughton is on the right path at Yonkers Anthony Napolitano leading the Big M driving colony Huge Big M handle thanks to ‘perfect storm’ Daley, Harp, Thompson enter Florida Hall of […]

Sunday, March 04, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Mr. 1:46’s first foals start to arrive 16-year-old Prime Time Bliss scores pari-mutuel win in BC Remembering Geoff Stein Perfect Saturday at Sunshine Meadows Comparison between Hannelore Hanover and Moni Maker Montana’s Annie Stoebe smitten with harness racing Speed is relative USTA unveils more free Pathway reports photo: Always B Miki (David Miller) setting the […]

Friday, March 02, 2018
In Today’s HRU

The ultimate caretaker The only perfect yearling I ever graded Seventy-nine sophomores nominated to Pepsi NA Cup Wrestling legend Ric Flair now part-owner of Lost in Time Early season handle gains from unlikely sources Bird Parker wins Prix de Paris Declan Donoway celebrates first career victory in first start Ruggeri hoping Western Joe will provide […]

Monday, February 26, 2018
In Today’s HRU

The connections of Hannelore Hanover need to make room for several more trophies. Hannelore Hanover, who last year at age 5 produced the fastest mile in history by a female trotter and defeated male rivals in both the Breeders Crown and Maple Leaf Trot, received three Dan Patch Awards on Sunday, including the night’s grand […]

Sunday, February 25, 2018
In Today’s HRU

HRU picks the Horse of the Year Dan Patch, USHWA awards winners Win pools? Right now they’re a mug’s game Horse of the Year nuggets Even the best stallion prospects fail Chilling with Einstein Hall, Little on ballot for Communicators Hall of Fame

Friday, February 23, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Slow and steady wins the race for universal rules Ask The Guru Babies shine at Sunshine Meadows New imports could have a big say in the older pacing ranks Johansson delighted to work with new acquisition Heathers set to dazzle Dan Patch red carpet Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 9 Goldstar Badlands named The […]

Sunday, February 18, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Own your space – and don’t mess it up Becker calls impending induction to Communicators Hall “tremendous honor” What we can learn from the Sartin approach in terms of leadership for success Some more notes about Howard Beissinger Adventures in Infidelity HRU Feedback

Friday, February 16, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Influence of Scandinavians, thoughts on overtraining and the spa life in Boca Belina Josselyn victorious in Prix de France Buzzworthy The morning line as a handicapping tool Wallin relishing second year training his own stable Hey Blondie should get plenty of attention in 2018 Next Super High Five winner at Big M will cash $100,000 […]

Sunday, February 11, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Fire escapee finds new racing life If the framework is holding you back, change it Indiana celebrates its best of 2017 Foiled Again miles ahead of top thoroughbreds Evaluating the first crop sires of 2017 Two Bits, Four Bits Marohn, Jr. on career best year and returning to Big M HRU Feedback photo: Jamie Macomber […]

Friday, February 09, 2018
In Today’s HRU

WEG/Gural integrity rule delayed until 2019 Harness racing legend Howard Beissinger dead at 94 Happy trails, partner Equine Herpes Virus update Despite new withholding regulations, harness handle flat New credit card transaction rules should benefit industry Ask The Guru €400,000 Prix de France on tap for Sunday photo: Beissinger and 1969 Trotting Triple Crown winner […]

Sunday, February 04, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Canada’s Horse of the Year hardware belongs to Hannelore Hanover The NFL is beginning to look a lot like racing No direct flight from the U.S. to Sweden for 2018 Elitlopp Speedy Crown At 50 Eight is enough Max the Maven

Friday, February 02, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Blanchard picks the O’Brien winners A new kind of experimental rating Ask The Guru Waikiki Beach impressive in NA debut Chris Gooden: Photographer at heart Woodbine Entertainment update on Integrity initiative Western Fair’s Molson Pace renamed Camluck Classic Snowshoe and Blizzard finals set for tonight NYSS 2018 schedule confirmed; Finals to be held at Yonkers […]

Monday, January 29, 2018
Sweden’s Readly Express defeats French champion Bold Eagle in thrilling Prix d’Amérique

Three of the world’s top trotters painted a picture in fantastic colors in Sunday afternoon’s $1.24 million (€1,000,000) Prix d’Amérique at Vincennes in Paris, with Readly Express out-duelling two-time defending champion Bold Eagle and American-bred Propulsion in 1:54.3, a mark that tied the race record set by Bold Eagle a year ago. Propulsion (Muscle Hill) […]

Sunday, January 28, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Time for greater transparency on TCO2 Muscle Hill and Ready Cash the dominant sires in Europe The good and the ugly at Woodbine The greatest day in Meadowlands history Parting Words Charlie Williams named Caretaker of the Year USTA makes fines and suspensions free to search Bob McArdle dead at 76 HRU Feedback photo: Trainer […]

Friday, January 26, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Burke horse’s high TCO2 may be big test for integrity rule Prix d’Amérique Preview Harness racing’s one per cent integrity fee Promising babies, early Hambletonian favorites and thoughts on shoeing and half-mile racing Ontario caretakers assess their changing industry Stratton dissects Yonkers changes Gingras reflects on huge 2017 Circle The Page repeats in Blizzard Update […]

Sunday, January 21, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Immediate returns at Yonkers Overhaul in Ontario aims to create one group controlling all racing in the province Brush And Crush: Is harness racing an insider’s game? Trainer’s son to play for U.S. Olympic hockey squad Further Reflections on Somebeachsomewhere Breaking Stride: The King and I Snowshoe series underway at Woodbine Soho Tribeca gives owner/breeder […]

Friday, January 19, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Thanks for the lift, Somebeachsomewhere Caretaker shortage in Ontario Somebeachsomewhere leaves with us wishing for more HRU earns second straight Hervey Award Utterly Unforgettable Premature stallion losses sting Ask The Guru No Twister Bi in Prix d’Amérique Anne Doolin to receive January Davies Humanitarian Award Circle The Page and Franschoek take first legs of Blizzard […]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
January Mixed Sale average tops $30,000 for first time in 10 years

Monday’s Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale in the paddock at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey confirmed what sale manager David Reid thought about the catalogue going into the sale — “Horse for horse, we thought it was the best book we’ve had.” The afternoon sale on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday saw 221 […]

Monday, January 15, 2018
Legendary standardbred racehorse and stallion Somebeachsomewhere euthanized

World champion, Hall of Famer, leading stallion and legendary standardbred racehorse Somebeachsomewhere was euthanized Sunday afternoon (Jan. 14) at Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Center in Ringoes, NJ after a short battle with cancer. Somebeachsomewhere had just turned 13 on Jan. 1. It’s devastating. It’s a terrible day,” said Brent MacGrath, the trainer and part-owner of the Canadian-owned […]

Sunday, January 14, 2018
In Today’s HRU

My Hard Copy wins incredible Freemantle Cup Alternative Actions: Investing in a foundation of players Hollywood’s Hits: Don’t see this often… Oh, the places Marion Marauder may go Sbrocco hoping 2018 could be a very good year Incredible Growth Delaware honors its best of 2017 Bettors, Brett Miller big winners Friday at Big M HRU […]

Friday, January 12, 2018
In Today’s HRU

WEG / Big M integrity rule being tweaked to address concerns Monday’s January Select Sale features talented, active racehorses Trace Tetrick gets hot, takes $25,000 Drivers Challenge Brower talks tonight’s Pick 5 carryover at the Big M Game-changing horses, trotters that run down and whether small or large stables are better Sweden’s Sulkysport ranks the […]

Sunday, January 07, 2018
In Today’s HRU

Owners the focus of tough new WEG and Big M rule When the big dogs hunt things can happen Fireside reading for a stormy winter day Speak softly, win often Pure Bliss 2017 Track Leaders – Drivers and Trainers photo: Racing action on Hambletonian Day 2017 at The Meadowlands Racetrack | Dave Landry