Hoof Beats September 2017

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Historic PlacingHistoric Placing
Perfect Spirit wins 92nd Hambletonian after disqualification
by T.J. Burkett and Ken Weingartner
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Speed Study
Speed Study
Why are Standardbreds getting faster while Thoroughbreds appear to have plateaued?
by David Siegel


Incredible ExpectationsIncredible Expectations
Some great racehorses are sending their first crops to the sales this year
by Hayley Clinker




Numbers by Hollywood
Last Licks

Here They Come
Spirited Upset

Profile: Joe Lee
Yankee Joe: Amateur driver lives a grand-slam life
by Bob Carson

Profile: Churcaro Art Surco
Culture Shock: Top Argentinian 3-year-old now moving up the ranks at The Meadows
by Charlene Sharpe

Horse Care
Cardiac Survey: Measuring the correlation between equine heart size and athletic performance
by Kimberly French

Life After Racing
Tug of War: Quick-release hardware saves time
by Charlotte Gelston

Equine Clinic
Deep Cut: Offdahook Bluechip survives harrowing trailer injury
by Kimberly French

Shoeing News
The Language of Conformation: Understanding some anatomy terms will make for better conversations with veterinarians
by Steve Stanley


Opening Big
Using Our Collective Power: Harness racing can face challenges through cooperation
by Russell Williams

Under Wraps
Hobbled by Innovation: Battle of hobbles divided the sport in its early days
by Tim Bojarski

Trot Lines
Blame it on the ‘Happy Fella’: How Fear The Dragon came to be
by Bob Marks

Mutuel Feeling
When to Bet: The relentless look for overlays drives profitable wagering
by Frank Cotolo

The Statistical Edge
Track to Track: A horse moving to a new venue can be an overlooked play
by Bob Gardner

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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