Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, February 19, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Two more questions for USTA presidential candidates Famous juniors and how they fared in million-dollar races How racing can benefit from junk boxes The Horse That Changed My Life w/Dr. Bernie Brennan Mykindachip, Dapper Dude: dead-heat record Howard Taylor responds to Glaucine positives HRU Feedback photo: Mykindachip (#5) and Dapper Dude (#2) dead-heating for win […]

Friday, February 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

New York announces Glaucine positives Joining Forces in Ontario Between The Lines: Bring back winter series racing Brett Miller wins four at Big M Goshen Yearling set for Sept. 10 MacDonald named Canadian ambassador photo: The Western Fair District’s Metroland Media Agriplex in London, ON will be the site of the new, combined, London Selected […]

Monday, February 13, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Bold Eagle not only chases glory on the track, he is also poised to become one of the most memorable standardbreds of all time. On Sunday morning in the €400,000 Prix de France at Vincennes Racetrack in Paris, the six-year-old son of Ready Cash out of the Love You mare Reethi Rah Jet was sent […]

Sunday, February 12, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Five questions for USTA presidential candidates Harness racing has changed, but its people never will Famous fours in harness history Breaking Stride: Finish Lines Aarts fends off alligator with golf club Nadia Can Go, Ross Battin honored at WFR HRU Feedback

Friday, February 10, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Katz speaks out against Gural Rule Gural’s statement on Gural Rule Between The Lines: Live drives and Pompano Pick 5 Pine Tab snaps 0-for-108 streak Who will be the next game-changing stallion? Mitchell named interim chair of Ontario Racing Greg Gangle joins The Raceway at Western Fair District photo: Owner and breeder Marvin Katz said […]

Sunday, February 05, 2017
In Today’s HRU

McKee on the mend after surgery Racing’s self-driving cars and halftime shows Breaking Stride: Bards, Bargains and Bars Awesomeness and Xelene Bayama take Winter Series finals Nominations wanted for Canadian Hall of Fame Quebec unveils ’17 dates, stakes HRU Feedback photo: Sam McKee (interviewing Christina Takter after Pinkman won the 2015 Hambletonian at the Meadowlands) […]

Friday, February 03, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Rebuilding from the Ground Up Between The Lines: Does takeout still matter? Fate stopped Nevele Pride from winning 36 straight races Know What I Hate? A load of super crap The Horse That Changed My Life w/Sylvain Filion Big M part of a change in focus for Marohn, Jr. SBOANJ statement on NJ Classic and […]

Monday, January 30, 2017
In Today’s HRU

French trotter Bold Eagle won the Prix d’Amerique for the second straight year when he stormed to a world record victory Sunday afternoon (Jan. 29) in the $1 million event at Vincennes Racetrack in Paris, France. The six-year-old son of Ready Cash out of the Love You mare Reethi Rah Jet and driver Franck Nivard […]

Sunday, January 29, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Betting Line voted Canada’s Horse of the Year At Pegasus World Cup The world won’t end if the sport eliminates inquiries Hollywood’s Hits: Memories of Beat The Wheel Introducing HRU’s new columnist Merv Oswalt Breaking Stride: The verse is yet to come HRU Feedback photo: Betting Line won the Jug and North America Cup in […]

Friday, January 27, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Rick Zeron reflects on a fantastically emotional 2016 Handicapping the Big Ones Between The Lines: It’s a trainer’s game HRU wins Hervey Award Justin MacEachern named Caretaker of the Year Field set for Sunday’s Prix d’Amerique photo: Zeron teamed up with his son, driver Scott Zeron, on Shamballa and upset both Wiggle It Jiggleit and Always […]

Sunday, January 22, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Heffering on Mach Three’s untimely death: “I figured I had mine already” Brush And Crush: Three business strategies for racing to 
embrace in a changing world Allard appeals, given say; back racing at WEG soon Is this a make-or-break year for the Yonkers International? Hollywood’s Hits: Say what you want about NJ, but there’s 
no […]

Friday, January 20, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Weather woes at Western Fair Between The Lines: How fair is the fair start pole? Supreme Court ruling keeps NJ sports betting hopes alive Breaking Stride: Creatine poetry contest update: It’s not spam or a scam A rollicking ride through harness racing history McNair shines in round one of Blizzard Series page 11 Stallion auction […]

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

By most measures, Monday’s January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands was the strongest it has been in many years. The gross of $6,6288,400 was the best since 2010 and the average of $26,989 for the 233 horses/stallion shares sold was the highest since 2008 when the sale posted all-time record numbers. “It was a […]

Sunday, January 15, 2017
In Today’s HRU

For the love of the game Breaking Stride: Poetry in Motion Brush And Crush: Sending a harness executive to the track Hollywood Extra Hambletonian Oaks winner Wild Honey aimed for 
Prix d’Amerique Wollam to Ohio Hall of Fame HRU Feedback photo: Maritime star Surrealist may not have earned a lot on the track, but he was […]

Friday, January 13, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Mixed Sale offers active racehorse market Between The Lines: Speed records may never be beaten Commingling Changes Hollywood’s Hits: 2016 happenings you might not have known Racetrack, casino proposed near Gettysburg, PA Doug McNair wins North America Drivers Challenge Meadowlands adds new internal controls, seed money photo: Lindy’s Tru Grit topped last year’s January Select […]

Sunday, January 08, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Brett Pelling returning to the U.S. to resume training career Between The Lines: Driver changes cause chaos 
at Meadowlands The Golden Age: Betting tales: good and bad Meadowlands Friday handle tops $3 million HRU Feedback photo: Pelling said he missed the horses the most over the last 11 years. | Dave Landry

Friday, January 06, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Yonkers refusing entries from Tom Milici Between The Lines: Changing of the Morning Line Hollywood’s Hits: Foiled Again and Wiggle It Jiggleit very different money makers Frank O’Mara dies Betting down in the U.S., up in Canada in 2016 WEG announces $10 million-plus stakes schedule Yonkers kicks off 2017 season on Sunday photo: Yonkers said […]

Sunday, January 01, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Thanks to you, the new HRU turns 1 today Brush And Crush: Without revealing your age….. Breaking Stride: Mother of an Invention Manofmanymissions sold Ontario Racing issues New Year’s message HRU Feedback

Friday, December 30, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Brad Grant’s Year of Reclamation Northfield, Pompano, Cal Expo experiment with 
coordinated race times Hollywood’s Hits: As the year winds down… The HRU Top 5 of 2016 The Golden Age: Herve changed everything The Meadows to offer 195 live cards in 2017 photo: The Raceway at The Western Fair District set a handle record when […]

Friday, December 23, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Takter on HOY Always B Miki: “He’s my all-time favorite” Keeling on Trotter of the Year award: “That’s the one we really wanted” 2016 Dan Patch Voting Totals Handicapping WEG’s Jackpot Hi-5 Between The Lines: In search of back class Brush And Crush: Holiday harness racing respect photo: Always B Miki (David Miller) set a […]

Sunday, December 18, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Dan Patch pacing divisional champs named A Cracker Jack Christmas for Thomas Dean’s List: Who is the GOAT? Hollywood’s Hits: Some darn impressive numbers Fond Memories and Cherished Traditions Brett Miller wins eight at Big M, ties record HRU Feedback photo: Gord Brown spent 35 years in the bike in Ontario. Now, he’d like to […]

Friday, December 16, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Dan Patch trotting divisional champs named Between The Lines: Last chance for Christmas cash No Letting Up Brush And Crush: Three ways for racing to halt the spread of whip bans Dear Santa Woodbine Jackpot Hi-5 carryover now over $500,000 photo: The year’s top sophomore trotting colt Marion Marauder and Scott Zeron. | Mark Hall […]

Sunday, December 11, 2016
In Today’s HRU

B-tracks are where it’s at for Canada’s dash king Hollywood’s Hits: Remembering the first female HOY The Horse That Changed Me Life w/Karin Olsson-Burgess Success for The Stable’s inaugural Open House/Horse Sale Muscle Diamond victorious in Big M return Grossman: racing needs to rehabilitate lost generation Disagreeing with Sturman Crazed will be standing at Tara […]

Friday, December 09, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Multiple Viagra positives earn trainer 16-year suspension, $35,000 in fines Are low minimum bet wagers a good thing? Meadowlands drivers to scatter for winter Arizona symposium draws international crowd Meadowlands’ “Own A Horse” promotion returns Hannah Miller named National Amateur Driver of the Year photo: Stonebridge Soul, a Somebeachsomewhere filly out of Rocknroll Hanover mare Rock […]

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