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August 2015 Hoof Beats
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August 2015 issue


Pacing in Pink
Hancock County (Ohio) Fair wins USTA Blue Ribbon Fair Award
by T.J. Burkett
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Homecoming King
Magic Tonight returns to U.S. after Swedish success
by Nicholas Oakes
Turns of Fortune
Seven serendipitous moments that changed harness racing history
by Dave Briggs

Man of the Hour
Joe Thomson honored in Hall of Fame induction ceremonies
by T.J. Burkett


Director's Chair
Getting Close to the Game: On-track attendance isn't the only way to make fans
by Ivan Axelrod

Under Wraps
Positive Change: Three years in, the Hambletonian looks at its heat format
by Tim Bojarski

Trot Lines
Of Crowns: Proposed tweaks to Triple Crowns, Breeders Crown
by Bob Marks
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Mutuel Feeling
Courage on the Line: Confident wagering is not reckless wagering
by Frank Cotolo

Betting With Bill
Handicapping the Track: Profitable punters consider all track factors
by Bill McBride

Here They Come
Benevolent Victor

Profile: Jeremiah Trotter
'Peanut Butter and Jerry': Trotter and trainer work well together
by Ashley Mayotte

Profile: Ann Lufkin
Capturing Action: Ohio artist paints racehorses in motion
by T.J. Burkett
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Life After Racing
Hooked on Tucker: Big man enjoys the safety of big Standardbred
by Ken Jaworski and Charlotte Gelston

Passing Time
Track Titan: Hoof Beats remembers Billy Haughton
by David Surovec




Ask the Judge
How to Become a Judge: Many paths lead to the judges' stand
by Scott Egger

Horse Care
Bone Builder: Vibration plate therapy is both an old and new treatment
by Kimberly French

Shoeing News
Cutting out the Excess: Flip-flop pads have evolved in recent years
by Steve Stanley
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First Turn 
by T.J. Burkett 

Starting Lines

Fast Track

Program Notes

In Memoriam>>

Horsemen's Shop

Advertisers' Index

Photo Finish

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