Hoof Beats April 2024


Horse of the Year
Looking back on Confederate’s 2023 campaign
by James Witherite

The 2023 Divisional Winners

Sensational Sylvia
Two-time divisional winner kept her connections on their toes in 2023
by Kathy Parker



USTA Focus
Why the RHSA Is a Much Better Alternative to HISA
A Q&A with USTA President Russell Williams

Profile: Tim Twaddle
Second Wind
Tim Twaddle enjoying renewed success—as a trainer
by John Sacco

Life After Racing
Skeptic No More
Thoroughbred trainer falls in love with Standardbreds after adopting retired pacer NY Whitesox
by Megan Rider

Horse Care
Fast Foods
Balancing a racehorse’s nutritional needs is key for optimal performance
by Hope Ellis-Ashburn

Betcha Didn’t Know…
Double-Gaited Champ
Versatile Paladin brought Leo Mazzulla twice the satisfaction
by Kimberly A. Rinker

Shoeing News
Open Those Heels
Open heels promote hoof cleanliness and stability
by Steve Stanley


Under Wraps
by Tim Bojarski
Bonner’s Bicentennial
Celebrating the 200th birthday of a legendary trotting aficionado

Food for Thought
by Tom LaMarra
Virtual Reality
Online gaming is a boon for state coffers . . . but how does it affect racing?

In Every Issue

Through the Binoculars

Starting Lines

In Memoriam

Horsemen’s Shop

Advertisers’ Index

Photo Finish

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