Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Saturday, August 19, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Canada’s James MacDonald stands astride the world The World Trotting Conference did its job World Trotting Conference symposium concludes Fear The Dragon roars, Huntsville “wild” in PASS From Valley Victory to notable HOY notes Yes Mickey scores 34-1 Zweig upset Kadabra Queen remains perfect after three Gold events Harrisburg Yearling Sale Preview now posted photo: […]

Friday, August 18, 2017
In Today’s HRU

World Trotting Conference symposium opens in PEI Macintosh hoping Empire Breeders Classic is Clear Idea’s eighth straight win Former claimer Mr Julian is on a tear for Jason Johnson Vincent Delaney Memorial: love, loss, and legacy Ariana G taking on the boys in Zweig Memorial Magic Presto scores OSS Gold victory at Mohawk Readly Express […]

Sunday, August 13, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Downbytheseaside slays the Dragon in Milstein Memorial Drones at Old Home Week Finnish hour at Aby Hambletonian Day in review Long shots sweep PASS splits at The Meadows HRU Feedback photo: Downbytheseaside (Brian Sears) set a 1:49.3 track record for sophomore pacing colts while winning Saturday’s $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial over his stablemate Fear The […]

Saturday, August 12, 2017
In today’s HRU

What the heck happened in the Hambletonian? The emotional toll of Hambletonian 92 Check Six wins Dan Patch Jug or no Jug — Huntsville’s connection are in the ‘no’ camp Ohio fair circuit campaigner Carmensdaleyapple the winningest two-year-old in all the land Simple Kinda Man wins Battle Of Waterloo; Play The Bell wins Battle of […]

Sunday, August 06, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Imperfect Hambletonian goes to Perfect Spirit Ariana G dominates; Takter/Gingras win 4th straight Oaks Hambletonian Day had it all Blazin Britches smokes to 1:48.4 track record You Know You Do wins Peter Haughton Memorial photo: What The Hill (left, David Miller) edged Perfect Spirit (Ake Svanstedt) at the wire, but was disqualified for causing interference […]

Saturday, August 05, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Marcus Melander hoping to follow famous uncle’s trajectory 15 incredible Hambletonian Day facts you should know Celebrating Campbell John Campbell’s Farewell Speech Part-time trainer having full-time fun A closer look at the Hambletonian Day undercard photo: John Campbell heading to the Clinton track with trotting mare Happy Holidays for his final drive | Dave Landry

Friday, August 04, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Trust The Guru Is nine a lucky number? Peering in the pedigrees of the Hambletonian hopefuls Muscle Hill fillies dominate Oaks Butenschoen trying to take measured approach to his 
Hambletonian trio Hambletonian Day handicapping musings and selections Hambletonian Day broadcast information photo: Among the star-studded pedigrees is the late, great Moni Maker (with Wally Hennessey […]

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Antonacci thrilled with Hambletonian draw The trainer’s colt International Moni was named the favorite in his elimination for Saturday’s $1.2 million classic at the Meadowlands; Devious Man pegged as fave in the other elimination. International Moni and Devious Man on Tuesday were made morning-line favorites for their respective eliminations in Saturday’s $1.2 million Hambletonian Stakes […]

Sunday, July 30, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Fear The Dragon outguns Huntsville in Adios Warkentin cherishes calling the Hambletonian The Hambletonian is a welcoming port in a storm Retired sheriff Phillips enjoying the ride with Dee Rocks Ariana G, Magic Presto take Hambletonian Oaks elims Ella Christina wins Adioo Volo division at 56 Legends Day auction tops $30,000 HRU Feedback photo: Fear […]

Saturday, July 29, 2017
In Today’s HRU

JL Cruze upsets in the Spirit Of Massachusetts Trot Roaring To Go fastest in NYSS events at Yonkers Will the Hambletonian see a 1:50 mile? John Campbell to help launch book in PEI Legends Day, if you go… Gural to receive equine savior award Takter dominates Peter Haughton and Doherty eliminations photo: JL Cruze and […]

Friday, July 28, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Walner will not contest Hambletonian European Report: Incredible Propulsion HRU print edition to celebrate Campbell’s final drive In Adios, sophomore pacers reminiscent of famed rivalry Burke’s incredible numbers now include 8,000 wins Burke will start 2 millionaires in Spirit of Mass. Trot Ariana G poised to set a few records in Oaks Funknwaffles sets Saratoga […]

Sunday, July 23, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Campbell on coming full circle, closing out career in Clinton Two things on the (very) short list of things I don’t hate Owners’ colors, and the Hambletonian is the place to start Huntsville, Fear The Dragon win Adios elims Done Well remains undefeated with PASS victory Gabbysloosechange pays her way for Beaver family photo: John […]

Friday, July 21, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Tornado causes extensive damage to Buffalo Raceway No Replacement Breaking down the uniform rules initiative Judge explains why inquiry wasn’t needed in Pace Harness racing should never be afraid to experiment Meadowlands Pace postscript Like Old Times sets world record for older trotting mares Jamieson hopes to star in Gerrity with Sintra photo: Huntsville and […]

Monday, July 17, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Burke gets sale topper; Summer Mixed Sale average jumps 52.8 per cent Four questions from Pace Night 2017 Montrell Teague making Ohio his second home photo: Sportswriter gelding Maxdaddy Blue Chip was one of three horses fetching six figures at Sunday’s Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands. Trainer Rene Allard purchased the pacer for […]

Sunday, July 16, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Huntsville hangs on in a stirring Meadowlands Pace Undercard Wrapup Stomach ailment forces favorite Delicious to retire Mike Lachance: Loving life and feeling blessed HRU Feedback photo: Huntsville (Tim Tetrick) held off rival Downbytheseaside (Brian Sears) at the wire to win the $738,550 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace in 1:47.4 | Michael Lisa

Friday, July 14, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Seven questions for Meadowlands Pace night Tetrick’s growing Meadowlands Pace legacy Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale Preview Precocious Pennsylvania pacers Talented freshman has Smith family thinking long-term Sorella lands prospect in Iowa Ohio fair race produces an oddity Weekend Stakes Preview photo: Letsallrock sets a new Scioto Downs track mark of 1:52.2 in the first leg […]

Sunday, July 09, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Marion Marauder back and better than ever Schnittker’s strategy pays off Kwik Talkin leads Sheppard elims Pricey babies on display in the Kindergarten Classic International Moni has colic scare Au D Lox Bluegrass sets Hoosier track record Bax, Byron make strong team in OSS Grassroots HRU Feedback photo: Jody Jamieson came in from Ontario to […]

Saturday, July 08, 2017
In Today’s HRU

From Tennessee to Indiana by way of Illinois Miller jumps into second money spot all-time The diamond shined for Forsberg  Jim Campbell looking for a Meadowlands Pace jackpot  Palomino has Dr J Hanover in prime contention for Graduate victory VIP Stable bargain purchases to take on Sheppard Pace  photo: Taylor with Donnas Dream in 2016 […]

Friday, July 07, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Campbell v. O’Donnell harness racing’s greatest rivalry Gural’s critics focus on the messenger because they don’t have a message Sun Stakes reignite passing lane debate Off And Pacing app drawing new fans Walner returns Siegel, Wallenius-Kleberg on Hall of Fame ballot photo: Pre-season Hambletonian favorite Walner with return to pari-mutuel action Saturday at the Meadowlands […]

Sunday, July 02, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Dragon bounces, wins Max Hempt in 1:49.3 Agent Q gets A-plus for James M. Lynch Memorial effort Keystone Velocity wins electrifying edition of Ben Franklin Devious deception Crazy Wow takes Cleveland Stephane Bouchard lucky not to be paralyzed or worse Another John Campbell story and other odds and ends Undefeated Coin Perdu tops new stars […]

Saturday, July 01, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Perfect Ending Drunk On Your Love pays dividends Will Ariana G become the first filly to win the Earl Beal? Brazuca hoping to make some noise in Lynch Santafe’s Coach has huge cheering section for Hempt final Cleveland Trotting Classic on tap at Northfield tonight Miller named to LBJ Wall of Fame OSS events highlight […]

Friday, June 30, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Behind every great man… John Campbell on the Meadowlands: “It has meant 
everything to my career.” Celebrating John Campbell Week Beal intrigue leads Sun Stakes night at Pocono You make the call on Merriman’s disqualification Vernon Downs to stay open, gets state relief Supreme Court to review NJ bid for legal sports betting photo: In […]

Sunday, June 25, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Ariana G beats the boys at Pocono I remember and love the past, but I don’t take the 
present for granted Crisis narrowly avoided at the Meadowlands on Friday Ray Schnittker — one unique guy Resolve, Somewhere in L A win at Yonkers Youngsters shine during Breakfast With The Babies HRU Feedback photo: Ariana G […]

Saturday, June 24, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Bill O’Donnell holds court Striking similarities — David Miller and Billy Haughton Talent Soup has potential Anything but Irrelevant Five plays for the neophyte: Elevator Pitching Brent Holland wins 5,000th race Stable That God Loves is back Royally-bred Rainbow Room wins pari-mutuel debut photo: The Magic Man (above) said he is honored to retire at […]

Friday, June 23, 2017
In Today’s HRU

Herve Filion – 1940-2017 For entertainment purposes only Devious Man earned his right to contest Pocono open stakes Retirement of Martin, Clarke not a great sign for racing Hambletonian Society / Breeders Crown Poll Daley, Bouchard in accident at Saratoga Hannah Miller repeats as Museum’s amateur driving champ Canadian Hall of Fame gala set for […]