June 2018 Hoof Beats

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‘Companionable Sensibility’
Standardbreds trade tracks for trails in endurance riding
by Emily Real

Booming Brood
MacDonald family is finding success all over the continent
by Howie Trainor

Bet-a-Million Gates
The Ghost, the gambler, and the devil’s rope
by Dean A. Hoffman




Profile: Mr Bill G
Pacing for the Cure Multiple sclerosis charity mascot makes the races
by Marvin Pave

Profile: Kayla Schaefer
Stronger Together Florida horsemen work together to bring a friend to a survivor
by Jessica Hallett

Life After Racing
Pam and ‘Charger’ Retired trotter reunites with former trainer at opportune time
by Winnie Morgan Nemeth

Horse Care
Going Down the Rabbit Hole Magnesium deficiency in racehorses may cause a multitude of problems
by Toby Raymond

Equine Clinic
Fighter Trotting gelding Tyson benefits from screw in coffin bone
by Charlene Sharpe

Shoeing News
Signs at the Bar How to tell if a horse’s heels are in alignment
by Steve Stanley


Opening Bid
Don’t We Have Better Things to Do? Proposed House bill HR 2651 is federal legislation that isn’t good for harness racing
by Russell C. Williams

Under Wraps
Before the Cup Was the Cup North America Cup still influenced by the Queen City Pace
by Tim Bojarski

Trot Lines
It’s How the Race was Run Often a losing trip can be much more impressive than a winning one
by Bob Marks

Mutuel Feeling
Return Post Super Trainers Conditioner bias has tripped up many a handicapper
by Frank Cotolo

The Statistical Edge
Watch It Again Race replays are invaluable and easier than ever to obtain
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

Numbers by Hollywood

Fast Track

Here They Come

Program Notes
Who’s making news

In Memoriam

Horsemen’s Shop

Advertisers’ Index

Photo Finish

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