January 2018 Hoof Beats

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Still Fighting
Illinois harness racing industry hangs on with Hawthorne meet
by Neil Milbert



Hero’s Welcome
Breeders Crown winner Beckhams Z Tam a dream come true for connections
by James Platz



Racing the Welsh Way
Harness racing in Wales has a strong tradition and a bright future
by Peter Wharton



Here They Come
Driven Snow

Profile: Michael Springstead
Superfan: Teacher by day, mascot by night, racing fan in between
by Marvin Pave

Industry Trends
Main Events: Many factors determine where to schedule a night’s feature race
by Nicholas Oakes

Life After Racing
Further Adventures with ‘Blue’: Novice driver learns after mishap with a cart and a stone
by Charlotte Gelston

Horse Care
Get Moving: Physical therapy is the final step of regenerative medicine
by Kimberly French

Equine Clinic
Self-Destructive: Pacer Doo Wop Hanover confronts multiple mental issues
by Kimberly French

Shoeing News
Spring to Action: Monitor heel health when using glue-on shoes
by Steve Stanley

2017 Editorial Index


Watching the Wheels
Dear Darling: A letter from the USTA to its members
by Mike Tanner

Under Wraps
First State Stalwart: Dover Downs has raced in winter for nearly 50 years
by Tim Bojarski

Trot Lines
N.J. Sea: A look back at the traffic morass that was the New Jersey Sports Complex
by Bob Marks

Mutuel Feeling
Factoring Factors: More data isn’t always better for the handicapper
by Frank Cotolo

The Statistical Edge
Back to Work: Betting horses off layoffs and qualifiers
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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