Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Sunday, April 23, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Keystone Velocity takes $529,000 Levy final Enterprise gets Hambletonian buzz with big Big M win Jamie Macomber on the move Does Hans have another hybrid like Googoo Gaagaa? Steve and Cindy Stewart join WHOA Walner, Huntsville, Hannelore Hanover all in the spotlight HRU Feedback photo credit: Dean Gillette

Friday, April 21, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Grande expectations for Ariana G It’s prime time for racing innovation Missile J primed and ready for $529,000 Levy final Ontario judges begin tweeting decisions Fifteen incredible Did You Knows Nine horses on the plane to the Elitlopp? April Rose paying off at Mohawk photo: Goldsmith Maid champ Magic Presto (Brian Sears) hopes to provide […]

Sunday, April 16, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Sorella’s Solutions Hollywood’s Hits: Levy history Buzzy Sholty responds Dean’s List: Harness Racing History on Facebook Breaking Stride: Mind Games Somewhere In L A tops $1 million and Levy standings McNair and Moreau recognized for Woodbine meet Orillia Joe in 1:49.4 at Pocono Rodeo Romeo holds on in Big M feature Jerseylicious repeats in fillies […]

Friday, April 14, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Pacing fillies Fab Four ready to battle Vernon Downs postpones opening day Is Mohawk ready to go to year-round racing in 2018? Horse shortage becoming more visible The return of Our Lucky Chip Delaware Breeders Finals in the Dover spotlight Hall of Fame horseman Jack Kopas dead at 88 Hoosier fractional ownership group First Turn […]

Sunday, April 09, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Owners and bettors long for The Masters treatment Celebrating John Campbell’s birthday weekend Early 2017 Driver Trends Breaking Stride: Billionaire blues Bartlett, Banca double up in Levy 4th leg WEG’s Jamie Martin announces his retirement Moreau wins five; Jackpot Hi-5 hit at Woodbine for $141K HRU Feedback photo: Somewhere In L A (Jason Bartlett) defeated […]

Friday, April 07, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Walner tops the Hambletonian chase Allard horse receives positive at Woodbine Sears: First The Masters, then back to racing Kihlström wins 6,000th race; Italian horses still missing Burgess humbled by Hall of Fame honor Happy for Happy Lady Elegantimage was a game-changer for Rutherford/Millard Bittersweet honor for Mach Three Quick Hitch inventor Dr. Gordon Gilbertson […]

Sunday, April 02, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Missile J stays perfect in Levy Series It’s time to ditch the passing lane The Bee all and end all Thursday was a big day for famous birthdays Breaking Stride: Chart our course Cripes, $2.50 for a crappy thimble of hot chocolate? Kadett C.D. upsets in Sweden Barimah wins Big M feature photo: Defending Levy […]

Friday, March 31, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Oxycodone positives dropped in PA; court upholds Cobalt positives in Maine Huntsville, ‘Seaside’ top racing’s glamour division Historical Racing machines now bringing in significant 
revenue at Red Mile Hoosier Park begins the journey toward the Breeders Crown Missile J is awesome in Levy Ray Fisher Jr.’s 4,000th win comes at Buffalo

Sunday, March 26, 2017
In Today’s HRU

The continuing maturation 
of Marion Marauder Missile J two-for-two in Levy action at Yonkers Blue Chip Matchmaker  Dean’s List: Niatross at 40  Fifteenth straight win for Nuncio, Delicious back on track  Examining Obrigado’s amazing 2016 campaign photo: The Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk is on Keeling’s wish list for Marion Marauder (with driver Scott Zeron). […]

Friday, March 24, 2017
In Today’s HRU

The truth on takeout Memorable ’08 Meadowlands Pace Soto: all grown up and taking on the Levy Breaking Stride: Flying Colors Will this be a breakout year for Penpal? Ryan Stahl wins 4,000th race Mac Lilley named to Wall of Fame Two preferreds Saturday at WEG photo: Penpal and trainer, driver and co-owner Patrick Lachance. […]

Sunday, March 19, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Campbell’s last drive promises to be legendary Levy Series begins at Yonkers Millenium Wheel upsets at Big M Sossy’s King Kong crushes in Williams Memorial Glengate Farms making a comeback Hollywood’s Hits: Let’s play Seth Rosenfeld trivia Timoko dominates Criterium de Vitesse again Chuckling over Faraldo’s “beard” letter photo: Campbell said he’s “a huge fan […]

Friday, March 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Campbell to retire from driving, take helm of Hambletonian Society Handicapping the Levy Series Joe Lee hitting it out of the park at the racetrack Foiling the Beards Nothing But Trotters Rule changes for Ontario in 2017 Drivers for WDC confirmed photo: Campbell (battling with Jody Jamieson at the Little Brown Jug) will retire from […]

Sunday, March 12, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Improving integrity in Pennsylvania is Revington’s top priority Johnson only trainer suspended for Glaucine, and his 
attorney wants to know why Perfect Match in Indiana Upsets power WEG Jackpot Hi-5 to payout of more 
than $190,000 HRU Feedback photo: Missile J (shown winning the $300,000 Art Rooney final with Brian Sears at Yonkers in May […]

Friday, March 10, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Remembering my friend, Sam McKee Meadowlands honors McKee on first card after his death For the handicapping customer, Sam was a magician McKee left an indelible mark on harness racing Jackpot Hi-5 mania at Woodbine Young Guns Blazing WEG releases stakes nominees

Sunday, March 05, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Breath of fresh, Canadian air Hollywood’s Hits: Million dollar firsts and lasts Market this: get your circus off the tarmac so I can see 
the post parade Breaking Stride: Bookies Meadowlands Pick Five carryover attracts $170,411 HRU Feedback photo: Standardbred Canada CEO Dan Gall is already making a positive impression after just six months on […]

Friday, March 03, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Ask the Question: Do we want to be harvesters or re-planters? How the evolution of thestable.ca could be an even bigger game-changer No stopping Surick at Freehold Smoke Pan Mirrors is a beloved Magie family member VP Pinsonneault leaving WEG photo: Winbak Farm’s first foal sired by Bolt The Duer recently was born in Maryland. […]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
In Today’s HRU

“Establishment candidate” Williams elected USTA president Soaring superstar: Bold Eagle wins the French Triple Crown Hollywood’s Hits: Ten great finds from early Meadowlands programs photo: Fellow candidate Jason Settlemoir (left) congratulated Williams on his victory. | Mark Hall / USTA

Sunday, February 26, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Thrill of the Chase 2016 USHWA Dan Patch Award Winners Celebrating our Oscars & looking back on the best of 2016 Horse of the year: Milestones What’s love got to do with it? Hudson on two follow-up questions for 
USTA presidential candidates HRU Feedback photo: In October, Joe and Brenda Hurley celebrated Always B Miki’s […]

Friday, February 24, 2017
In Today’s HRU

This sport’s dire need for relevancy What a drag! God, I hope my fat librarian turtleneck isn’t lucky Time to make electronic past performances free Breaking Stride: A junky start Waltzing around the track in Vienna, Austria 10 years later, mystery remains: Who killed Randy Rankin? photo: The Krieau race program, like many in Europe, […]

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) […]