Hoof Beats March 2020


World Class
Dan Patch Award winner Obrigado beats suspensory injury to return to racing
by Hope Ellis-Ashburn

Head of the Class
The 2019 Dan Patch Award winners represent the best in the sport
by Kimberly French with photos by Mark Hall

On the Lead
Under the care of Chris and Georgia Coyle, Olive Branch Farm continues to thrive
by Philip Sporn with photos by Chris Tully


Profile: Real Cool Sam
First Class
Real Cool Sam is the real deal
by Rich Fisher

Profile: Renaldo Morales III
At Last
Renaldo Morales III achieves his dream of catch driving
by Melissa Keith

Life After Racing
The ‘Golden’ Child
Golden Receiver shines brightly in his second career
by Megan Rider

Industry Trends
On the Same Page
USTA seeks to assist in regulation and pushing for uniformity in the breed
by Tom LaMarra

Horse Care
Strains, Sprains and Stress
Stall rest, cold therapy and controlled exercise can remedy curbs and splints
by Allison Armstrong Rehnborg

Food for Thought
How to optimize mare and foal nutrition
by Barbara Hesselgrave

Spotlight On: Barry Vicroy
Buckeye track announcer finds his dream job
by Jay Wolf

Shoeing News
Beyond the Hoof
Creativity is key when it comes to shoeing techniques for maintaining gait
by Steve Stanley


Director’s Chair
by Ivan Axelrod
My Story
It has been an honor to serve as the USTA’s chairman of the board

Under Wraps
by Tim Bojarski
Recycling Racetracks
Many former racetracks are now housing developments and retail centers

Modern Marketing
by Evan Pattak
Doing Well by Doing Good
Clinton Raceway is extremely successful with community outreach programs

In Every Issue

First Over

Starting Lines

In Memoriam

Horsemen’s Shop

Advertisers’ Index

Photo Finish


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