Hoof Beats May 2024


Top Picks
The Hoof Beats staff weighs in on who will be the top 3-year-old pacers and trotters this year

Leading Ladies
Standout pacing fillies look to make more headlines in 2024
by James Witherite

Rivalry Renewed
Karl, T C I early favorites among sophomore trotters
by Ken Weingartner



Profile: Apple Juice
Not Far From the Tree
Homebred 2023 Minnesota Harness Racing Horse of the Year is the apple of her owners’ eyes
by James Platz

Profile: Matty Athearn & Brett Beckwith
Parallel Paths
Matty Athearn and Brett Beckwith on course for success
by Tim Bojarski

Horse Care
Beat It, Bugs
Proper biosecurity takes thorough planning and consistent
by Hope Ellis-Ashburn

Life After Racing
Leading the Way Art
History’s post-racing career has taken a different track
by Megan Rider

Betcha Didn’t Know…
Red Wonder
Red Rhone a diamond in the rough for Michigan connections
by Kimberly A. Rinker

USTA Focus
2024 Adopted Rule & Bylaw Changes

Shoeing News
Foal Foot Focus
How to stay ahead of conformation quirks
by Steve Stanley


The Long View
by TC Lane
Thankful for Our 60
USTA directors shoulder the load of advancing our industry, but they shouldn’t have to do it alone

Under Wraps
by Tim Bojarski
Laying the Foundation
HHYF is serving more than just youth

Food for Thought
by Tom LaMarra
Bluegrass Bill
Proposed legislation aims to further safeguard Kentucky’s horse racing industry

In Every Issue

Through the Binoculars

Starting Lines

In Memoriam

Horsemen’s Shop

Advertisers’ Index                    

Photo Finish


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