February 2018 Hoof Beats


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Features

Sunset on the Beach
Somebeachsomewhere, Hall of Fame racehorse and supersire, dead at 13
by Dave Briggs



Head Start
Preventing head injuries is serious business
by Melissa Keith



Second-Chance Sire
Archangel looks to ascend to siring stardom
by Charlene Sharpe



0 Minutes to Post
Getting to the gate is often a drag
by Nicholas Oakes




Departments

Here They Come
Direct Line

Numbers by Hollywood
Year of the Filly

Profile: Sierra Kosmos
Sierra Summit: Outcross stallion closes 22-year career in good health
by Melissa Keith

Profile: Jack and Maria Rice
Training Team: Husband and wife find on-track success in western New York
by Nicholas Oakes

Life After Racing
Handy Barn Hacks: A few helpful tips from three decades in harness
by Charlotte Gelston

Horse Care
‘Significant Improvement’: Regenerative medicine could show promise for treating laminitis
by Kimberly French

Equine Clinic
Out of Breath: Pacing horse Dude’s The Man suffered from severe EIPH
by Kimberly French

Shoeing News
Dangerous Situation: Be on the lookout for post-foaling laminitis
by Steve Stanley


Columns

Director’s Chair
Prioritizing Our Challenges: Integrity of the sport tops recent online poll
by Ivan Axelrod

Under Wraps
Risky Business: The horse racing industry can be dangerous
by Tim Bojarski

Trot Lines
The Ballad of Murray Plumsted: The story behind a 1990s millionaire trotter
by Bob Marks

Mutuel Feeling
Up and Down: Addressing the class factor
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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