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October 2016 Hoof Beats

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October 2016 issue


Decisive Victory
Betting Line dominates in 71st Little Brown Jug
by T.J. Burkett

A Winning Team
American Horse Council and USTA combine to advance horsemen's interests
by Toby Raymond
Dawn of Early Speed
Palo Alto System produced fast trotters--even as yearlings
by Melissa Keith
Read Article>>


Watching the Wheels
What's in a Name?: Approval process for horse names is ever-changing
by Mike Tanner
Read Column>>

Under Wraps
Feet Fixer: Rusty Freeman shows hoof repair is not all it's cracked up to be
by Tim Bojarski

Trot Lines
'The Mayor of Showplace Farms': Mourning the loss of George Berkner
by Bob Marks

Mutuel Feeling
Extracting Profit from Pools: Courageous wagering strategy changes when facing Pick-5 and Pick-6 wagers

by Frank Cotolo

Betting With Bill
Takes Money to Make Money: Determine the size of your betting bankroll methodically
by Bill McBride

Numbers by Hollywood
The Fast and the Futurity

Here They Come
Loss of a Landmark

Profile: Gesek Family
Have Cause, Will Travel: Racing family inspires industry to fight a debilitating disease
by Marvin Pave
Read Article>>

Profile: Shortest Distance
Pacer with Attitude: Little mare has a big desire to win
by Charlene Sharpe

Tack to Track presented by JACKS
Rig Them Up: How to hang pacing hobbles
by Bruce Nickells and Gus Hernandez
View Instructional Video>>

Life After Racing
Competition Ring Presence: Charismatic Standardbreds find new use as Roadster horses
by Jessica Schroeder

Equine Clinic
Eradicating the Roar: Wakizashi Hanover returns to racing after 'tieback' surgery
by Kimberly French

Shoeing News
School of Hard Knocks: Treating knee-knockers can be a headache
by Steve Stanley
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USTA Focus
2017 Proposed Rule and Bylaw Changes


First Turn
by T.J. Burkett

Starting Lines

Fast Track

Program Notes

In Memoriam>>

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