Hoof Beats August 2017


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Features

Wholesome Activity
Iowa horsemen win 2017 USTA Blue Ribbon Fair Award
by T.J. Burkett
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Out of the Spotlight
Mike Lachance enjoys retirement on his own terms
by Rich Fisher
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Highest Honors
Harness Racing Hall of Fame welcomes its newest members
by Kimberly French

 

 

Two in a Million
Healthy twin foals born in California
by Dianna Hubbard Stein

 


Departments

Numbers by Hollywood
It Happened in August

Here They Come
Big M Farewell

Profile: Christen Me
Kiwi Invasion: Down Under star comes to U.S. with high expectations
by Charlene Sharpe

Profile: Mike Bozich and Mike Carter
Sticking to Facts: Meet the pair behind ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’
by Charlene Sharpe

Industry Trends
Showing Off Standardbreds: How to promote the breed at horse expos
by Toby Raymond

Life After Racing
‘Melded into One’: Retired pacer becomes promising jumper prospect
by Lara Kuhns

Horse Care
Hock Study: Study shows chromosome 14 linked to OC
by Kimberly French

Equine Clinic
Three Goals: Freaky Feet Pete returns to track to fulfill late trainer’s wishes
by Kimberly French

Shoeing News
Point of View: Foal conformation can change depending on one’s perspective
by Steve Stanley


Columns

Director’s Chair
A Golden State for Racing: A look at the leaders and history of California harness racing
by Ivan Axelrod

Under Wraps
Back to Shenandoah: Virginia is for lovers–of harness racing
by Tim Bojarski

Trot Lines
The Way They Were (and Are Today): Top trotting sires of today rarely throw a top pacer
by Bob Marks

Mutuel Feeling
Optimal Wagers: Putting the Kelly Criterion to work
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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