• In Today’s HRU
    Downbytheseaside wins Rooney; eases owner’s concern Campbell plans to soak in last Elitlopp drive Volstead wins Sweden Cup Memorable Molson New commercial mirrors part of Scott Young’s story Marion Marauder a unique Triple Crown winner Five plays for the neophyte photo: A week after a minor scare, Downbytheseaside and David
    via Harness Racing Update on May 28, 2017 3:52 am
  • HRU Feedback (2017-05-28)
    Hat tip for Hollywood I just want to give a tip of my cap to Hollywood Heyden. His articles are amazing in their accuracy of our historic races, horses and people. He brings back many great memories for us old geezers. — Kim Hankins / Executive Director Meadows Standardbred Owners
    via Harness Racing Update on May 28, 2017 3:30 am
  • Breaking Stride: Five plays for the neophyte
    by Trey Nosrac Episode #1 Please skip this column if you are a fan of traditionalism, incrementalism or if you reject absurdism. The next string of ideas will be more twitterature than literature; a few brief lines, odd formats, no overthinking, no over explaining, a few emoji’s, a few forwarded
    via Harness Racing Update on May 28, 2017 3:27 am
  • Hollywood’s Hits: Marion Marauder a unique Triple Crown winner
    by Bob Heyden Marion Marauder returned to the track Friday with a qualifying win at Mohawk. The 2016 trotting Triple Crown winner was the ninth trotter to win the Triple Crown, but is the first since Lindys Pride 47 years ago to return to the races at four. The first
    via Harness Racing Update on May 28, 2017 3:23 am
  • New commercial mirrors part of Scott Young’s story
    The young Ontario driver is pleasantly surprised by the positive reaction to The Thrill of Winning commercial from outside of the horse racing industry, even as the fictional storyline is all too familiar. by Dave Briggs A new commercial about harness racing is something of a case of life imitating
    via Harness Racing Update on May 28, 2017 3:18 am
  • Seeing Hoosessential Again For The First Time
    Sometimes, a horse just commands your attention.  They pull your eyes in their direction, and no matter who you’re there to see, your eyes gravitate toward them instead.  Perhaps they look straight at you.  Their ears keep pointing just the right way. Their coat, their nose, their build mirrors what
    via Blinkers Off on May 28, 2017 1:05 am
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Gamely Stakes
    First run in 1939 and then not again until 1968, this turf race has produced notable Hall of Famers, dams and dam sires.
    via Hello Race Fans! on May 27, 2017 1:30 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Gold Cup at Santa Anita
    First run in 1938, this re-homed classic has been won by many of the game's luminaries. It's even been been won three times in a row, twice!
    via Hello Race Fans! on May 27, 2017 1:25 pm
  • SQUARE
      .Jockey Florent Geroux guides Catch a Glimpse to victory in the $200,000 dollar Natalma Stakes over the E.P.Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine Racetrack.Catch a Glimpse is owned by Gary Barber,Windways Farm and Michael James Ambler and trained by Mark Casse. michael burns photo     Get a GLIMPSE of
    via Thoroughblog on May 27, 2017 10:57 am
  • So what color is he? Say hello to this newborn son of Chrome’s sire Lucky Pulpit
    An unusually marked, mostly white foal from the last crop of California Chrome’s sire, Lucky Pulpit, has been foaled at Stone Bridge Farm in New York, fulfilling a dream sparked in owner-breeder Gary Tolchin when he attended races with his father as a youth.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on May 27, 2017 6:09 am
  • DRF Players Podcast: May 26, 2017
    0 DRF Players Podcast PTF and JK look ahead to Belmont Stakes day discussing the possibility of Irish War Cry running in the BEL stakes and Songbird's appearance in the Phipps. They also relish the opportunity to talk takeout in more than 140 characters and discuss a new podcast
    via DRF Players Podcast on May 26, 2017 4:13 pm
  • Jumping Around Podcast: Jockey Sean McDermott
    An experienced jockey in his native Ireland, Sean McDermott is in his third full American season and got off to a big start to 2017 with two major stakes wins aboad Scorpiancer. And to think he started out riding a donkey and eventually a horse named Flamenco Fury. We talk
    via This is Horse Racing on May 26, 2017 10:38 am
  • cloud computing wins the preakness, becomes second classic winner of 2017 for a first-crop sire, third in two years
    One of the signal facets of the contemporary commercial market is a fascination with first-crop sires. One prominent consignor even went so far as to declare that if sellers weren’t offering stock by first-crop sires or by proven sires, then potential buyers just walked on by. As perplexing as this
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on May 26, 2017 10:24 am
  • The Friday Show: Back To Congress, Belmont Shrinking?
    A pair of Congressmen reintroduced the Horseracing Integrity Act this week, a bill designed to implement uniform oversight of medication in horse racing. This is the second iteration of the bill, and there are two important changes to this version, which could impact its support and chance of passing. In
    via Paulick Report Features on May 26, 2017 9:17 am
  • TRC readers’ photographs: this week’s selection
    We are on a mission to capture as many amazing images as possible from around the world to help promote the sport of racing. We have chosen three from very different parts of the racing world this week. Don't forget to send us yours.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on May 26, 2017 4:46 am
  • BARN Podcast 5/26/17
    It's Friday so we preview the holiday weekend and Michelle Yu joins us for her weekly Daymaker play. Then the BARN Jury talk about their holiday weekend plans and much more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on May 25, 2017 11:07 pm
  • Racetrackers short interview with Chad Brown
    A short interview with Chad Brown about his Preakness victory with Cloud Computing and his champion Lady Eli
    via Racetrackers Podcast on May 25, 2017 11:00 pm
  • CALLAN MURRAY AND HIS HAPPY SOCKS HAVE ARRIVED IN HONG KONG
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk News has broken this morning that @callan_murray has been granted a license to ride in @HKJC_Racing Good luck pic.twitter.com/KgFyFBcmSx — Racing Guru (@RacingGuru) May 12, 2017 Likability takes one a long way in any industry. And if there’s genuine talent to go with this, there are no
    via RacingB*tch on May 25, 2017 10:09 pm
  • Racetrackers Preakness winners J Castellano C. Brown Sean Burke from Thorobros
    This week we celebrate Cloud Computing's Preakness victory with winning rider Javier Castellano and analysis by Sean Burke of Thorobros. 
    via Racetrackers Podcast on May 25, 2017 8:00 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 5/25/17
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week features a show with Gabe Prewitt, Tom Pollack, and Darin Gagne!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on May 25, 2017 6:30 pm
  • Dolphus continues ascent
    0 Dan Illman SHAMAN GHOST won the day for the Jimmy Jerkens barn in last Friday's Grade 3 Pimlico Special, but Jerkens' other entrant, DOLPHUS, acquitted himself very well and remains a horse to keep on the watch list.   
    via Dan Illman DRF Blog on May 25, 2017 5:46 pm
  • Pennsylvania Commission Plays ‘Let’s Make A Deal’ With Serey, Servis
    With Tom Chuckas in the role of game show host Wayne Brady (or, to people from my generation, Monty Hall), the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission recently played a couple of rounds of “Let's Make a Deal” with trainers Mario Serey Jr. and John Servis. On May 17, Chuckas – the
    via Paulick Report Features on May 25, 2017 3:57 pm
  • Mares in foal to Tapit and Frankel up for sale in Australia next week
    A number of foals are due to arrive in Australia in August resulting from mares served to Southern Hemisphere time to superstar stallions Tapit and Frankel.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on May 25, 2017 2:44 pm
  • Keeping It In the Family: International Bloodlines in Irish 2,000 Guineas
    War FrontAfter a classic-heavy month around the world, Ireland takes its place in the spotlight this weekend with the Irish 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas. The 2,000 Guineas attracted a small field of six for Saturday’s race but Galileo isn’t the man in charge with multiple runners here. U.S. sire War
    via All Equine All the Time on May 25, 2017 11:53 am
  • A Case for Dual Breed Meets
    I recently viewed the commercial being shown in Ontario movie theaters for harness racing and my first thought was why don't we have a similar commercial to be shown in American theaters?  Then I realized such an endeavor would be a waste of money. Sure from the backstretch view, harness
    via View from the Grandstand on May 25, 2017 11:08 am
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