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December 2016 issue


Picture Perfect
Hoof Beats Photo Contest sees records in entries and votes
View album on Flickr>>

Born in the Wrong Year
Some very good horses were forced to race against great ones
by Dean A. Hoffman
Playing Matchmaker
Breeding Basics series starts with stallion selection
by Marvin Pave
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Glittering Jewels
Breeders Crown champions shine at Meadowlands
photos by Mark Hall


As I See It
How Did That Happen?: A personal list of super horses from humble backgrounds
by F. Phillip Langley

Under Wraps
Getting in the Game: New owner seminars bring racehorse ownership to fans
by Tim Bojarski
Read Column>>

Trot Lines
Powerful Cross: Most Happy Fella paternal line appears in both sides of today's greatest pacers
by Bob Marks

Mutuel Feeling
Faulty Systems: Listing the shortcomings of many popular money-management systems

by Frank Cotolo

Betting With Bill
Test and Test Again: Putting your scoring system to work
by Bill McBride

Numbers by Hollywood
Triple Threat

Here They Come
Big Numbers at Harrisburg

Profile: Paradise Willie
Willie Wowed 'Em: Old campaigner still surprises his longtime owners
by Rich Fisher

Profile: Dave Magee
On the Carpet: Hall of Fame driver finds new calling in judges' stand
by Lauren Lee

Tack to Track presented by JACKS
Head Gear: How to fit a bridle
by Nancy Johansson
View Instructional Video>>

Greener Pastures
Rest in Peace: Remembering those horses who left us in 2016
compiled by T.J. Burkett

Life After Racing
May I Have This Dance?: Pacing gelding is a gentle giant
by Charlotte Gelston
Read Article>>

Grandstand View
Gone Too Soon: A tribute to our four-legged loved ones
by Victoria Howard

 Equine Clinic
Early Brilliance: Trotter Muscle Network showed flashes of greatness
by Kimberly French

Shoeing News
Stinky Frog: Canker is a malodorous growth that needs to be cut out
by Steve Stanley
Read Article>>


First Turn >>
by T.J. Burkett

Starting Lines

Fast Track

Program Notes

In Memoriam>>

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