Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

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 […]

Saturday, October 14, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Yonkers goes all in to dazzle International guests A closer look at the Yonkers International Trot Marion Marauder’s team relishing exceptional opportunity Jackpot Hi-5 Strategies: Chaos reigns Handicapping the OSS Gold Super Finals Beaver looking to add to record year in tonight’s Ohio consolations photo: Marion Marauder (shown winning a race at Mohawk in 2016) […]

Friday, October 13, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Behind the Walner stallion deal Hoping for super results on Indiana Super Night Dreammoko chasing Yonkers International & father’s glory Resolve continues to enrich the life of Hans Enggren U.S.-born Riordan hoping to score with Italy’s Twister Bi Edge goes to Italy in International Trot New London sale following Lexington’s lead Stallions rising or falling? […]

Monday, October 09, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Snowstorm in a Rainstorm International Trot card shaping up to be huge day at Yonkers Another great win for Diamanten photo: Snowstorm Hanover’s connections celebrate his win in the 125th edition of the Kentucky Futurity Sunday afternoon at Red Mile (from left): Mike Bruscemi, Mark Weaver, Ron Burke, Matt Kakaley, and Mickey Burke, Jr. | […]

Sunday, October 08, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Record Smashing Sale Hannelore Hanover trots to 1:49.2 world record Time for some Kentucky Futurity history Applauding PA for suspending horses photo: Ed James of S S G Gloves (right – with Mark Herlihy and Casie Coleman Herlihy) purchased the Day 5 sale topper when he parted with $300,000 to buy the Mcardle colt out […]

Saturday, October 07, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Lexington Sale on pace to break all-time record Manchego stays perfect at Lexington page 6 Father Patrick and Trixton square off in Lexington page 10 Two-Year-Olds featured in stakes action at Hoosier Park photo: Co-sale manager Dave Reid said Friday’s session featured a “great crowd, with a great energy.” | Dave Landry

Friday, October 06, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Jacobs chasing Hambletonian with $335,000 session-topper Uniform rules will someday be a reality… Sugg sends out two favorites in Ohio Fair Championships Met’s Hall leads International Stallion Stake winners DeLong sweeps 3-year-old stakes finals at Hoosier Park photo: Preferred’s David Reid (far right with, from left, Frank M. Antonacci, Frank “The Elder” Antonacci and Charlie […]

Thursday, October 05, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Why Takter is planning his exit Walner syndicated, going to stud at Southwind Gural sells $480,000 session topper to Lindstrom Selling Ontario Merriman makes history, wins 800 races for fourth straight year Siegel and Campbell loaded with talented trio at Red Mile photo: Takter (with Engblom watching Ariana G win at Mohawk recently) said he […]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Six-Figure Session More than 100 years ago, Dan Patch set the game on its ear Hambletonian Society / Breeders Crown Poll OSS Gold action in London In Secret completes field for $1 million Yonkers International Trot photo: Jimmy Takter (with wife Christina) purchased the third highest price yearling when he paid $265,000 for the Muscle […]

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
In Today’s HRU

First-crop Bonanza 3 years leading to this moment Slot tracks and accountability – an ongoing racing problem French horse upsets in Grand Prix de l’U.E.T. International Moni, Lindy The Great take Bluegrass tests photo by Dave Landry

Saturday, September 30, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Catching up with Brett Pelling 57 facts about Jimmy Takter on his 57th birthday Handicapping Sunday’s star-laden Red Mile card Custom Cantab more than exceeds yearling price Manchego wins ninth straight Pasithea Face sets Dayton track record while winning Derby Hurrikane Empress, Southwind Avanti win at Freehold HRU Feedback photo: Grand Circuit action at Red […]

Friday, September 29, 2017
In Today’s HRU

The Revival of the Kentucky Sires Stakes Cecere takes over the reins of Lindy Racing Sadly, the Little Brown Jug isn’t what it used to be Wallace says Easy Lover Hanover deserves a shot in Dayton Pacing Derby Top Ontario trainers hoping for strength in Grassroots Championships photo: Easy Lover Hanover (Doug McNair) winning at […]

Sunday, September 24, 2017
In Today’s HRU

From Hicksville to Metro champ Donovan “ecstatic” watching Youaremycandygirl win the She’s A Great Lady Gingras and Weaver dissect winning second Jug Grand Circuit stars shine at Hoosier Park Homicide Hunter returns home to capture Centaur Trotting Classic Photobombr Hanover 14-1 upset in Keystone Classic Sire Stats HRU Feedback photo: Though lone owner Bill Donovan […]

Friday, September 22, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Filibuster Hanover triumphs in 72nd Little Brown Jug Jug Day is a go-to event The Jug’s short field was a symptom of a bigger Issue Stage set for Metro Pace and Shes A Great Lady night Hawthorne’s Night of Champions offers $1.4 million Alarm Detector sets Canadian record, Manchego sets stakes record Kentucky crowns champions […]

Thursday, September 21, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Caviart Ally outduels 
Blazin Britches to win Jugette Jules Siegel, Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg voted to Hall of Fame in class of 2018 Little Brown Jug Society doing the Wright thing First heat means everything in this year’s Little Brown Jug Brian Brown hoping to drink from the Little Brown Jug photo: The connections of Caviart Ally […]

Sunday, September 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Redemption for What The Hill Silva scores two big stakes wins as Hannelore Hanover cruises in Maple Leaf Trot Libfeld: Ariana G is a “once in a lifetime” horse Blue Moon Stride posts stakes record victory in Milton Like Clockwork wins sixth straight, takes Keystone Classic Harness racing’s priceless gem Jug draws eight; Brown trainees favored […]

Saturday, September 16, 2017
In Today’s HRU

In Her Blood Rockin Serena carrying Indiana’s flag into Jugette Blazin Britches favored in 47th Jugette Morrisville’s lasting legacy Meadowlands’ new Survivor wager generating chatter Mambo Lindy hoping to boogie all the way to the Maple Leaf Trot winner’s circle photo: Buckley (with trainer John Bax (left) and owner/breeder Jim Bullock in the Mohawk winner’s […]

Friday, September 15, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Job at Grand River falls neatly into place for Martin Suspension of horses in PA is unfair to owners Luc Blais: Ordinary guy, extraordinary results Blazin Britches returns to the winner’s circle Huge card on tap at Mohawk on Saturday photo: The crowd was strong and the bidding was lively at last Sunday’s Goshen Yearling […]

Sunday, September 10, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Sears doubles up in Ohio Gelding upsets Bold Eagle in Masters final Yonkers judges keep longshot up after she left the course Callahan and Butenschoen sweep Cdn Trotting Classic elims Art Scene and Bettors Up impressive winners in Simcoe The rescue of Killean Cut Kid HRU Stats HRU Feedback photo: Art Scene (Scott Zeron) winning […]

Saturday, September 09, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Boni touts Goshen Yearling Sale’s successful grads Hannelore Hanover cruises, Mambo Lindy upsets Pure Country, Blue Moon Stride take Milton eliminations What The Hill returns in CTC, & lingering thoughts on rules Tight finishes at Yonkers PL Jill defeats Caprice Hill, takes Miss Versatility photo: Blue Moon Stride (David Miller) upset 1-9 favorite Lady Shadow […]

Friday, September 08, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Ontario breeders may force top politicians to testify about cancelling slots program Debate: should Western Fair should add passing lane Trainer Trends Impressive new stars in Sweden Sintra riding high coming into Ewart Memorial Takter impressed by Swedish mare Pasithea Face Dover Dan tops sophomore PASS finals Freshmen put on a show in PASS finals […]

Sunday, September 03, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Sintra posts 12-1 upset in Canadian Pacing Derby International Moni takes Simcoe Stakes Drunk On Your Love shines in Ohio Super Night action Sears scores sweet stakes sweep Carat Williams crowned King of France photo: Afterward, Jamieson greeted fans on the way to the winner’s circle | New Image Media

Saturday, September 02, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Pennsylvania to suspend horses with positive tests Au D Lox Bluegrass is a “brute” with “no quit in her” A primer on how the other breed lives A deeper look at the Yonkers Trot and Messenger Ariana G cruises in Mohawk Grand Circuit action Wiggle It Jiggleit out for the year photo: Beginning Oct. 1, […]

Friday, September 01, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Roy gets chance to shine for Burke in Canadian Pacing Derby Choosing a less hectic lifestyle suits Sears and Brennan Undefeated Prsntpretynperfect headlines Ohio Super Night Many amateur driver clubs against age restrictions Bartlett hoping to add important line to his resume Was it excessive whipping in this race at Batavia? USTA providing assistance to […]