Harness Racing Update Newsletter Archive

Friday, October 21, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Ontario on the Brink of a Revival? Hollywood’s Hits: Breaking down the Crown Trotting Sire Trends at Lexington Crossover deal between breeds links Deo Volente and Taylor Made HHYF original art auction set for Harrisburg Eighth annual “Pink Out” set for Saturday at The Meadows photo: Organizers are hoping for a big day Sunday at […]

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Resolve Rules Yonkers International International Importance Brush And Crush: Report card on Yonkers International Trot Betting Line wins 14th straight; Filion Super three times Indiana Sires Stakes champs crowned Dean’s List: From Star Pointer to Always B Miki HRU Feedback photo: Trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt piloted Resolve to a 2:23.4 mile-and-a-quarter world record in the $1 […]

Saturday, October 15, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Campbell Captures Canada Another year of sweet memories in Ohio The Horse That Changed My Life with Hugh Mitchell Bring A Horse To School Day Swamp Thing Pacing Sire Trends at Lexington World champ State Treasurer to Seelster Farms photo: Dan Gall, president and CEO of Standardbred Canada (L) and MIke Woods, Chief Operating Officer […]

Friday, October 14, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Hannelore Hanover guns for International fame Family Affair A deeper look at Marion Marauder’s Triple Crown Support of family and staff help Steacy to career best year Extended government funding in Ontario? Indiana Super Finals Saturday Canadian Driving Championship on Friday photo: Hannelore Hanover and Yannick Gingras are hoping to beat the boys in Saturday’s […]

Monday, October 10, 2016
In Today’s HRU

1:46 Screams and Tears Broadway Donna wins Kentucky Filly Futurity Stolen Glimpse surges to an upset; Racing Hill hangs 
on in Tattersalls divisions Darlinonthebeach fastest in Glen Garnsey Memorial Growing Pains photo: Always B Miki and David Miller recorded the fastest mile in harness racing history when they won the $138,000 Allerage Farms open pace […]

Sunday, October 09, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded Saturday night with a $56,304 average — that was a whopping 24.5 per cent better than the sale’s previous best — and a gross of $32.3 million that was the second highest in its history. “It was a very good sale overall, start to finish,” said David Reid, who […]

Lexington Sale Smashes Records

The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded Saturday night with a $56,304 average — that was a whopping 24.5 per cent better than the sale’s previous best — and a gross of $32.3 million that was the second highest in its history. by Dave Briggs The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded Saturday night with some incredible […]

Saturday, October 08, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Bill Donovan said he has a couple of surprises coming for trainers. The owner from Pompano Beach, FL is sending some nice yearlings their way after leading all buyers during the fourth session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale held Friday night (Oct. 7) at the Fasig-Tipton sales facility. The session sale-topper, a Roll With […]

Friday, October 07, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Ron Pierce, 60, has not driven since March 7, 2015. He always held out hope he might drive again, but today he’s officially calling it a career. Harness racing’s second leading money driver, with over $215 million to his credit, has announced he is hanging up his red, white and blue colors. “It was time. […]

Lexington Sale Continues To Soar

The session average of $41,834 is up 26.8 per cent compared to the third night a year ago. The cumulative average is up 22 per cent compared to the first three days of the 2015 sale. by Dave Briggs Randy Manges said he “couldn’t be more thrilled” with the results from the third session of […]

Thursday, October 06, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale held Wednesday night (Oct. 5) at the Fasig-Tipton sales facility in Lexington, KY continued the strong trend started on opening night. Led by off-the-charts interest in offspring of Muscle Hill, the sale was also driven by Swedes at the top end. “(European buyers) were definitely successful […]

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Opening night of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale started with fireworks and continued popping all Tuesday night (Oct. 4) at the Fasig-Tipton sales facility in Lexington, KY. By the time the dust settled, Mission Brief’s full-brother had topped the session with a bid of $800,000, 17 yearlings sold for $200,000 or more and the average […]

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Consignors Optimistic in Lexington Lexington Legends: photos by Dave Landry Yearling Selection Tips with Casie Coleman Check Six, Sutton highlight Sunday’s Bluegrass Stakes Wiggle It’s biggest fan meets his hero Mass Production threatens OSS record in regular season finale photo: Patrick and Mike Lachance with Preferred Equine’s David Reid. | Dave Landry

Sunday, October 02, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Should drivers wear owner colors? How to pick out a Hambletonian winner The Horse That Changed My Life w/Tom Charters Freshman pacers star in Saturday’s Bluegrass divisions Sandbetweenurtoes repeats in Ellamony HRU Feedback

Saturday, October 01, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Big stakes cuts at the Big M Hollywood’s Hits: Remembering Joe O’Brien and other anniversaries tied to Sept. 29 Breaking Stride: Not so great expectations Drama in Dayton L A Delight strikes OSS Gold for ninth time Wagering up at Grand River Raceway in 2016 photo: Without a casino, Gural said the Meadowlands would likely not […]

Friday, September 30, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Mohawk’s new lease on life Brush And Crush: Yonkers adding two $250,000 invites spawns a passionate debate Freaky Feet Pete looks to fulfill Rheinheimer’s final wishes at Dayton Magic Presto and On A Sunny Day sharp in OSS Golds French Connection colt scores at Red Mile in Bluegrass McClure and McIntosh scoop titles at Grand […]

Sunday, September 25, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Hannelore Homecoming Miki Delivers Chalk Prevails NYSS stars crowned on Night of Champions Lady Shadow wins Milton Dean’s List: When Bret ruled the world Hollywood’s Hits: Bettor’s Delight / Western Hanover photo: Hannelore Hanover (Yannick Gingras) easily defeated the boys in the $220,000 Centaur Trotting Classic Saturday at Hoosier Park. | Linscott Photography

Friday, September 23, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Betting Line dominates 71st Jug Jug victory under protest after trainers discover questionable text messages allegedly sent by winning trainer Brush And Crush: Standing up for harness racing The People’s Horse in the People’s Place Pro NJ casino campaign suspended photo: Betting Line and David Miller winning the deciding heat of the 71st Little Brown […]

Thursday, September 22, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Positively Delightful Filly scratched from Jugette, Pena evicted from 
Delaware County Fairgrounds Jug Society eliminates raceoff beginning in 2017 Racing Hill primed and ready A Feelgood Moment 10 Years On Sears elected to Hall of Fame Delaware casinos to plead for legislative relief again photo: Nicole Pedden-MacQuarrie has looked after three generations of Jugette winner […]

Monday, September 19, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Canadian Yearling Sale keeps pace with 2015 Brown’s prediction proves prescient: Vecellio Hanover tops Goshen Important Jug anniversaries with a Hanover connection The Jugette – a most interesting history Downbytheseaside smashes 2yo world record

Sunday, September 18, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Hopping for Joy Resolve victorious in epic Maple Leaf Trot Ariana G remains perfect; cruises in Peaceful Way Seven And Seven captures Wellwood Memorial Royal Charm posts 33-1 Elegantimage upset Thunderman tops Morrisville with $55,000 bid Average dips slightly for Ohio Selected Jug Sale photo: It was an exhilarating night for owners and breeders Al Libfed […]

Saturday, September 17, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Solid Bet Solid numbers on day one of Ohio Selected Jug Sale Driver competitions: ill-conceived events where the 
rich get richer Fairytale Chasers NHL’s Sedin twins hooked on harness racing Ontario yearlings expected to be in high demand at sales photo: Betting Line (David Miller) won the Pepsi North America Cup in June at Mohawk […]

Friday, September 16, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Weekend Sales Bonanza Upcoming Yearling Sales The NJ Casino Campaign Trotting Extravaganza Hannelore Hanover faces toughest test Zeron wins 3,000th career race Live racing returns to WFR in October photo: Courtesy Morrisville College Yearling Sale

Sunday, September 11, 2016
In Today’s HRU

Epic in the Ewart Betting Line wins 11th straight Stars shine in Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic elims GreatHorse and Beyond Limited Edition upsets in freshman pacing colt ISS final HRU Feedback photo: When Frank M. Antonacci had the win photo from the 1989 dead-heat Hambletonian digitally enlarged, he discovered that his family’s […]

Saturday, September 10, 2016
In Today’s HRU

The Lindy Way Dean’s List: Grace In Defeat Four major cobalt positives for Commander Crowe’s trainer Fabrice Souloy Hollywood’s Hits: The top 16 moments by women and female horses in the last five years Elegantimage, William Wellwood finals set Yonkers NYSS test for sophomore trotting colts photo: Thinking globally. Lindy Farms took a European approach […]