Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

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

Friday, December 02, 2016
In Today’s HRU

In support of a new USTA Brush And Crush: For the good of the sport, judges need to do their jobs Hollywood’s Hits: Go 4th, young man Marie Hill dead at 85 January Select Mixed Sale closes Monday Nominate someone for Caretaker of the Year

Sunday, November 27, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Rock Me Baby wins Courageous Lady Breaking Stride: My cross-country harness racing adventure with Hal 9000 Down The Stretch is official horse of “Down the Stretch” show Shamballa Unwinding HRU Feedback photos: Rock Me Baby and Tim Tetrick set a 1:52 stakes record in the Courageous Lady two weeks after the sophomore pacing filly was […]

Friday, November 25, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Black Friday won’t work for customers 
of harness racing Wire To Wire: O’Briens adopt Jimmy Takter rule Hollywood’s Hits: You CAN go home again USTA president Langley to step down at end of 2016 Bellatricks hopes to star in Courageous Lady Muscle Hill to stand in New Jersey in 2017 photo: Taking care of existing […]

Sunday, November 20, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The Great Debate: ABM vs. WIJI Downbytheseaside wins Governor’s Cup with authority Thats The Ticket takes Three Diamonds Magic Presto tops in the Goldsmith Maid Hollywood’s Hits: Indiana-breds set for Horse of the Year The Horse That Changed My Life: Anthony MacDonald Moiseyev wins two of four Autumn Series finals photo: Wiggle It Jiggleit and Montrell […]

Friday, November 18, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Decked Out Brush And Crush: Racing’s marketing is misguided Huntsville vs. Downbytheseaside Driver Trends Always B Miki officially retires tonight at Big M Alliance Holiday Claiming Series announced photo: Saturday mornings on The Deck at Sunshine Meadows was a hit last winter. Now Myron Bell and others are trying to capitalize on that success. | […]

Sunday, November 13, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Always B Miki sprints off in career curtain call Breaking Stride: A new look Hoosier Park concludes season; Burke and Tetrick win titles Moreau gets 5,000th training win Faraldo responds to Towers’ column Hail to the fans photo: Always B Miki (David Miller) capped his racing career in style, winning the $400,000 TVG Final at […]

Saturday, November 12, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Harrisburg sale concludes with average up 15 per cent, gross up 4.9 per cent Evaluating Harrisburg Trotting Sires Valley Victory and Three Diamonds eliminations contested Hurley with mixed emotions as ‘Miki’ heads to final race photo: David Reid’s Preferred Equine Marketing led all consignors with $13,318,001 in sales for 435 horses sold. Reid (right) is […]

Friday, November 11, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Muscle Hill prices continue to soar Boston Red Rocks, Pure Country, Caprice Hill and Dayson take Matron finals Hollywood’s Hits: Always B Miki set to join elite class Evaluating Harrisburg Pacing Sires Yonkers’ own a racehorse program already a success for new owners photo: Somebeachsomewhere (with Paul MacDonell) continued his siring dominance at Harrisburg. | […]

Thursday, November 10, 2016
In Today’s HRU

As the last handful of yearlings headed for the auction ring Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Standardbred Horse Sales Company senior vice-president Jim Simpson, who doubles as the president of Hanover Shoe Farms, was looking extremely pleased with the results. “It looks like we’re headed for the second best sale […]

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Jacobs Jumps Up Marion Marauder to stand in Ontario Thoughts on an Emotional Election Breaking Stride: Someday photo: Casual Cool topped all yearlings sold with a bid of $165,000 by Ken Jacobs. | Ryan Randolph

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Holy, Hannah Harrisburg opening session up 41 per cent At the Breeders Crown, where were the fans? Monmouth Park reaches deal, urging support of 
casino expansion SOA and Yonkers give fans chance to own a horse Filion and Moreau capture Mohawk titles photo: $400,000 yearling Hey Jock helped Muscle Hill dominate the trotting sires, as […]

Monday, November 07, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Joe and Jeff have more in common than we think Hugh Mitchell’s 10,000-Foot View Love at first sight Scarborough Downs for sale Modest Prince sets RUS track and North American record