December 2017 Hoof Beats

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Capture The Feeling
Love for the sport shines through in annual Photo Contest
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Trottin’ in Boston
Bay State Raceway closed 20 years ago after 50 years in operation
by Robert Temple



Breeders Crown champions sparkle at Hoosier Park
by T.J. Burkett – photos by Mark Hall



Numbers by Hollywood
Takter and the Crown

Here They Come
Shadow Racing

Profile: Mr Orchard Street
Mr Longevity: 15-year-old pacer wins for driver who had 28 years between starts
by Marvin Pave

Profile: Jay Cross
‘Hands-On Horseman’: Hoosier State stalwart races from the ground up
by James Platz

Greener Pastures
Rest In Peace: Hoof Beats remembers those horses who left us in 2017
compiled by T.J. Burkett

Life After Racing
A Bay Named Blue: Trotting gelding clicks with new family
by Charlotte Gelston

Horse Care
Powerful Progenitors: Choosing the right stem cells for treatment still requires study
by Kimberly French

Equine Clinic
Tummy Troubles: Like most racehorses, pacing gelding McRaven deals with ulcers daily
by Kimberly French

Shoeing News
Toe Jam: Ensure a hoof is level by viewing it on the ground
by Steve Stanley

Industry Trends
Prudent Planning: When making your fractional ownership business plan, don’t overlook securities laws
by Russell C. Williams


Opening Bid
Unwelcome Surprises: A comprehensive agreement between trainer and owner is paramount
by Russell Williams

Under Wraps
Keeper of the Crown: Tom Charters spent three decades at the helm of Hambletonian Society
by Tim Bojarski

Trot Lines
Final Night Fireworks: The story behind an Ohio-bred record breaker
by Bob Marks

Mutuel Feeling
Pop Quiz: Put your knowledge of courageous wagering to the test Take Quiz>>
by Frank Cotolo

In Every Issue

First Turn
A letter from the editor

Starting Lines
News items from the USTA and around the harness racing world

Fast Track

Program Notes
Who’s making news

In Memoriam

Horsemen’s Shop

Advertisers’ Index

Photo Finish

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