Hoof Beats February 2024


2023 Driver & Trainer Report
by James Witherite

Full Speed Ahead
Åke Svanstedt showing no signs of slowing after banner 2023
by Ken Weingartner



Profile: Scott Zeron
Grand Slam
Resilience and determination central to Scott Zeron’s blockbuster 2023
by Ashley Mayotte

Profile: Jay Hochstetler
Hoosier Headliner
Up-and-coming trainer producing career numbers and top horses in Indiana
by James Platz

Profile: Brad Chisholm
Full Circle
Move to U.S. gives Australian driver new opportunities
by Rich Fisher

USTA Focus
Holding Out for Hope
New York horseman remains positive as he waits for another kidney transplant
by Ken Weingartner

Life After Racing
He’s the One
Ashley Parsells ‘awfully fond of’ accomplished trotter
by Megan Rider

Horse Care
Stomach Ache
Equine gastric ulcers affect a high percentage of racehorses
by Hope Ellis-Ashburn

Shoeing News
Shape of Things to Come
Proper hoof care for foals promotes long-term stability and soundness
by Steve Stanley


Director’s Chair
by Joe Faraldo
Protecting Our Drivers
USTA Rule 5.10 ensures insurance coverage at pari-mutuel tracks

Under Wraps
by Tim Bojarski
It Takes a Year
Presenting harness racing’s Oscars no easy task

Food for Thought
by Tom LaMarra
Momentum in Maryland
Harness racing financials in the Free State trending upward

In Every Issue

Through the Binoculars

Starting Lines

In Memoriam

Horsemen’s Shop

Advertisers’ Index

Photo Finish


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