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January 2015 Hoof Beats : Friday, December 19, 2014
Shoeing News: Nailing It : The right nail is just as important as the right shoeby Steve Stanley Friday, December 19, 2014
First Draft : There's potential for racing in the burgeoning fantasy sports industryby Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Friday, December 19, 2014
Louie Louie : Retired horseman travels cross-country to drive his namesakeby Ashley Mayotte Friday, December 19, 2014
Ron Burke: A Day in the Life : Ron Burke: One day in the leading trainer's historic 2014 seasonvideos by Rich Johnston Thursday, January 1, 2015
February 2015 Hoof Beats : Thursday, January 22, 2015
Compare and Contrast : Compare and Contrast: USTA Chairman Ivan Axelrod endeavors to define success of harness racing's productby Ivan Axelrod, USTA Chairman of the Board Thursday, January 22, 2015
Man of Enterprise : Man of Enterprise: 'Good Guy' Jack Darling has a knack for mobilizing fellow horsemenby Dave Briggs Thursday, January 22, 2015
Shoeing News: Still Nailing It : Many factors determine nail quantity and placementby Steve Stanley Friday, January 23, 2015
March 2015 Hoof Beats : Friday, February 13, 2015
Walk in a Bar : Bar shoes offer substantial hoof supportby Steve Stanley Friday, February 13, 2015
Boss Lady : Horse of the Year JK She'salady is a tiger on the trackBy Dave Briggs Friday, February 13, 2015
Home and Abroad : USTA President Phil Langley comments on his upcoming trip to Australia for the World Trotting Conference F. Phillip Langley, USTA President Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Game of Inches : A small tack adjustment can have big consequencesCharlotte Gelston Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Glue Addiction : Hoof adhesives should be used judiciouslyby Steve Stanley Tuesday, March 17, 2015
April 2015 Hoof Beats : Thursday, March 19, 2015
Worldwide Ventures : USTA staffers to take the lead on global projects by Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Super Freak : Super Freak: History-making filly Mission Brief gunning for Hambletonian gloryDave Briggs Monday, March 23, 2015
A Revelation in Harness : A Standardbred wins over another horsepersonby Charlotte Gelston and Sheila Oates Monday, March 23, 2015
May 2015 Hoof Beats : Monday, April 13, 2015
Broad Brush : Broad Brush: Artspeak looks to create a masterpiece in 2015by Lauren Lee Friday, April 17, 2015
Timeless Message : Owner recruitment is an important now as two decades agoBob Marks Monday, April 20, 2015
Golden Prospects : Racing's coustomers must be defined before that can be wooedby Bill McBride Friday, April 17, 2015
Tropical Terror: Fearsome at the Fair : Last year's winningest 2-year-old races for 2-year-old ownerCharlene Sharpe Friday, April 17, 2015
Shoeing News: Photo Finish : Keep track of a yearling's conformation progress with picturesby Steve Stanley Monday, April 20, 2015
Go Daddy Go: First-Over Father : Go Daddy Go is no stranger to tough tripsby Nicholas Oakes Monday, April 20, 2015
Shoeing News: Working Conditions : Farriers need a flat, well-lit area in which to shoe a horseby Steve Stanley Friday, May 15, 2015
June 2015 Hoof Beats :
Trot Lines: Breeding at a Loss : Addressing the foal crop decline by Bob Marks Friday, May 15, 2015
Thrill Seeker : Stakeswinning owner Al Carter is a winning driver in another sportby Charlene Sharpe Friday, May 15, 2015
Tara Hynes: Go Getter : Go Getter: Tara Hynes works hard for horsesby Rich Fisher Friday, May 15, 2015
July 2015 Hoof Beats : Friday, June 12, 2015
Trot Lines: Skip to the Good Part : New Meadow Skipper book brought back memoriesby Bob Marks Monday, June 22, 2015
Back at the Races : by Kimberly French Monday, June 22, 2015
Ake Adjusts : Ake Adjusts: Trainer Ake Svanstedt readies for second U.S. seasonby Ken Weingartner Monday, June 22, 2015
When Hoof Meets Shoe : by Steve Stanley Monday, June 22, 2015
August 2015 Hoof Beats : Thursday, July 16, 2015
Pacing in Pink : Pacing in Pink: Hancock County Fair in Findlay, Ohio, wins 2015 USTA Blue Ribbon Fair Awardby T.J. Burkett, Executive Editor, Hoof Beats Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Shoeing News: Cutting Out the Excess : Flip-flop pads have evolved in recent yearsby Steve Stanley Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Ann Lufkin: Capturing Action : Ohio artist paints racehorses in motionby T.J. Burkett, Executive Editor, Hoof Beats Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Trotlines: Of Crowns : Proposed tweaks to Triple Crowns, Breeders Crownby Bob Marks Tuesday, July 21, 2015
September 2015 Hoof Beats : Monday, August 31, 2015
Addressing the Economics : USTA President Phil Langley talks about the USTA Industry Summit and the U.S. breeding influence in this year's Elitloppetby F. Phillip Langley, USTA President Monday, August 31, 2015
Shoeing News: The Big Break-Up : Turned-out horses need hoof care, tooby Steve Stanley Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Call To Post: Good Call : $8,000 claim turns into stable breadwinnerby Nicholas Oakes Tuesday, September 01, 2015
International Trot: Cosmopolitan Affair : Cosmopolitan Affair: International Trot has a rich history and a promising futureby Jason Turner Tuesday, September 01, 2015
October 2015 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Shoeing News: Mitigating Damage : The eye can deceive when determining severity of hoof wall traumaby Steve Stanley Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Trot Lines: Organized Chaos : Yearling consignors should 'show them what they should see'by Bob Marks Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Fireyourguns: High-Caliber Stock : High-Caliber Stock: Low-key pacer Fireyourguns owns two New York all-age track recordsby Tim Bojarski Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Mike Tanner: The Elevator Pitch : Bring in more owners with a personal touchby Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Wednesday, October 07, 2015
November 2015 Hoof Beats :
Shoeing News: Wear In : by Steve Stanley Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Trot Lines: Serious Stuff : by Bob Marks Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Making Time with Mack : by Willy Klaeson Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Red Letter Days : Red Letter Days: Historical racing could be a boon for Red Mile and Kentucky racingby Tom Lamarra Tuesday, October 27, 2015
December 2015 Hoof Beats : Monday, November 23, 2015
Life After Racing: No Bits? No Blinkers? No Problem! : Standardbreds respond to communication instead of controlby Charlotte Gelston Tuesday, November 24, 2015
As I See It: Federal Intervention : Questions arise about new racing regulation billby F. Phillip Langley Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Profile: Charlie Williams : 'Keeping It Going': 82-year-old trainer-driver simply loves Standardbredsby Charlene Sharpe Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Shoeing News: Watchful Eyes : Help keep your farrier safe when shoeingby Steve Stanley Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Say Cheese! : Say Cheese! Hoof Beats Photo Contest shows the fun side of harness racing.compiled by Hoof Beats Magazine staff Tuesday, November 24, 2015


January 2014 Hoof Beats :
The Feathered Heel : by Steve Stanley Monday, December 23, 2013
Signs and Wonders : Pacing colt's survival is nothing short of a miracleby Kenneth W. Terpenning Monday, December 23, 2013
Looking Forward : A quick look back at 2013, and ahead to a revolutionary USTA product in 2014by Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Monday, December 23, 2013
Get Noticed : by Joe Scurto Monday, December 23, 2013
Two Dirt Floors : by Caitlin Owens Monday, December 23, 2013
Dual Threat : Trotting stallion Wishing Stone slated to do it all in 2014by Ken Weingartner Friday, January 17, 2014
February 2014 Hoof Beats : See what's inside the February 2014 issue of Hoof Beats, our annual stallion issue Friday, January 17, 2014
The Bet : The most lucrative winners aren't necessarily your first choiceby Frank Cotolo Friday, January 17, 2014
Optimism abounds : Will a rise in handle continue in 2014?by Tom LaMarra Friday, January 17, 2014
Avoiding the donuts : Tips for keeping shoes on when horses want to pull them offby Steve Stanley Friday, January 17, 2014
Avoiding catastrophe : Patience--and plasma--pays off for Al's Hammeredby Kimberly A. Rinker Friday, January 17, 2014
Kicking the habit : Kicking in the stall is hard on Steve Stanley Friday, February 14, 2014
Apprentice Hanover: Lost Season : Apprentice Hanover has a fire in his Kimberly French Friday, February 14, 2014
Positives and Negatives : The 'goods' outweigh the 'bads' on the recent racing radar. by F. Phillip Langley, USTA President Friday, February 14, 2014
March 2014 Hoof Beats : Friday, February 14, 2014
No easy task : Track marketing director pens heartfelt storyby Neil Milbert Friday, February 14, 2014
April 2014 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Faith Rewarded : Hopes for champion trotter Father Patrick are high as heavenby Ken Weingartner Thursday, March 13, 2014
Golden Receiver: Stepping lightly : Golden Receiver overcomes agony of the Kimberly French Friday, March 14, 2014
Long toe laments : Don't let broodmares go too long between hoof Steve Stanley Friday, March 14, 2014
Jammin Joshua: Irreplaceable Feeling : Indiana-sired champion made a fine graduation gift. by Charlene Sharpe Friday, March 14, 2014
Travelin' man : Serving USTA members involves frequent trips. by Mike Tanner Friday, March 14, 2014
Shoeing News: On their toes : Injured heels take time to healby Steve Stanley Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Luck Be Withyou: Stroke of luck : Connections of Luck Be Withyou have benefited from good fortuneby Ashley Mayotte Wednesday, April 16, 2014
He's Watching: Sight to behold : All eyes on top pacer He's Watching in 2014by Dave Briggs Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Thing of beauty : Precocious Beauty is the latest of a bevy of attractive fillies by Lauren Lee Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Benefits of ownership : Why owning harness racehorses just makes cents by Ivan Axelrod Wednesday, April 16, 2014
May 2014 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, April 16, 2014
June 2014 Hoof Beats :
Size Matters : Rarely are a horse's feet the same shapeby Steve Stanley Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Television to the Front? : The USTA's plan for harness racing broadcasts explainedby F. Phillip Langley, USTA President Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Standardbred Retirement Foundation: Precious Mettle : Standardbred Retirement Foundation celebrates silver anniversaryby Jane Meggitt Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Contessa Leigh: Bittersweet Diva : Champion filly helps trainer overcome lossby Kimberly A. Rinker Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Pair of Aces : Communicators Corner of the Hall of Fame welcomes Carol Cramer and John Pawlakby Jason Turner Wednesday, May 21, 2014
July 2014 Hoof Beats :
Mighty Young Joe: Mighty Strong Bond : Trainer-driver and horse have made history for a decadeby Lauren Lee Tuesday, June 17, 2014
'Skate to the Puck' : Mike Tanner writes that the social media marketing initiative is showing early successby Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Numbers Game : A hoof angle gauge is a good reference tool for consistent shoeing.By Steve Stanley Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Winning the Future : Winning the Future: Harness racing poised to fully embrace social mediaBy T.J. Burkett Tuesday, June 17, 2014
August 2014 Hoof Beats :
Long-Term Planning : Chairman Ivan Axelrod defines the USTA's role in marketing the sportIvan Axelrod Friday, July 18, 2014
No More Knock Ups : Clips help keep scalpers in placeSteve Stanley Friday, July 18, 2014
From the Mouth of Burke : Candid words from racing's top trainer Friday, July 18, 2014
Self-Reliance in Defiance : Self-Reliance in Defiance: Hicksville, Ohio, fair wins USTA Blue Ribbon Fair AwardT.J. Burkett Friday, July 18, 2014
'Arduous Ordeal' : Maine trainer Donnie Richards making miracle recovery after training mishapLynne Snierson Monday, July 21, 2014
Family Friendly : Maryland harness tracks celebrate 65 yearsCharlene Sharpe Monday, July 21, 2014
September 2014 Hoof Beats :
The Coupling Dilemma : The Coupling Dilemma: Bob Marks examines the renewed interest in common-interest entriesby Bob Marks Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Moving into the Future : USTA President Phil Langley talks about the USTA's new headquarters, medication research and high race speedsby F. Phillip Langley, USTA President Tuesday, August 19, 2014
What's Taking So Long? : by Scott Egger Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Change the Channel : Shoe each horse as an individual for optimal successby Steve Stanley Tuesday, August 19, 2014
October 2014 Hoof Beats : Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Shoeing News: Vital Signs : Get a feel for your horse's health by checking pulse and temperatureby Steve Stanley Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Walsh Company: 100 Years in Harness : The Walsh Company celebrates 100 years in harnessby Jason Turner Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Democratic Process : USTA CEO Mike Tanner encourages members to comment on and discuss this year's rule change proposalsby Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Tuesday, September 16, 2014
November 2014 Hoof Beats : Monday, October 20, 2014
Continued Planning : Ivan Axelrod, USTA chairman of the board, further discusses the USTA's role in marketing harness racingby Ivan Axelrod, USTA Chairman of the Board Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Extend the Shoe : A quick fix for running down behindby Steve Stanley Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Kelly Walker: Mr. Versatile : Walker has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in the industry as an owner, trainer, breeder and Kimberly French Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Fit To Crown : The 30 people, places and horses that have made the Breeders Crown harness racing’s championship seriescompiled by T.J. Burkett and Moira Fanning Wednesday, October 22, 2014
December 2014 Hoof Beats :
Winning Promotions : A look back at Back to the Track 2014by Tim Bojarski Thursday, November 20, 2014
Unchecked and Unchanged : by Steve Stanley Thursday, November 20, 2014
Legislative Agenda : A good relationship with government is crucial to keeping slots revenueby Dave Briggs Thursday, November 20, 2014
Best Shots : Best Shots: Presenting the winners of the 2014 Hoof Beats Photo Contest Thursday, November 20, 2014


January 2013 Hoof Beats :
Back in the Black : Embattled trotter Chapter Seven has proved a worthy assetby Kimberly French Thursday, December 20, 2012
Get Organized : Use the New Year to set up your harness wagering businessby Frank Cotolo Thursday, December 20, 2012
Horse Crazy : by Jane Meggitt Thursday, December 20, 2012
A Bad Break : by Steve Stanley Thursday, December 20, 2012
Liv Loves the Races : by Melissa Keith Thursday, December 20, 2012
February 2013 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Finding Common Ground : Ivan Axelrod asks "If we cannot have a united front, how can we really reach the goals for our industry as a whole?"by Ivan Axelrod, USTA Chairman of the Board Thursday, January 24, 2013
Weights and Measures : Toe weights on trotters have decreased in popularityby Steve Stanley Thursday, January 24, 2013
Farewell, Judge Russell : by William E. Miller Thursday, January 24, 2013
Unsung Hero : Hard-hitting pacer, Hero's Cavalcade, provides hope for striken trainer, Mike Prattby Lynne Snierson Thursday, January 24, 2013
Back for More : by Charlene Sharpe Thursday, January 24, 2013
March 2013 Hoof Beats : Friday, February 15, 2013
Bootsville : Walter "Boots" Dunn has deep roots in Pennsylvania racingby T.J. Burkett, Hoof Beats Executive Editor Friday, February 15, 2013
Gem of a Filly : American Jewel lived up to her pedigreeby Kimberly French Friday, February 15, 2013
For want of a nail : A little job that makes a big difference.Steve Stanley Friday, February 15, 2013
Golden Boy : Pacing gelding has burst into the free-for-all scene.By Ken Weingartner Friday, February 15, 2013
Long, Strange Trip : Harness racing has seen many changes during the USTA's 75-year existenceby F. Phillip Langley Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Buckeye Excellence : by Dean A. Hoffman Tuesday, February 26, 2013
April 2013 Hoof Beats :
Just a Couple Questions : by Michael Hall Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Living the Dream : Trotting filly To Dream On showed rare talent in 2012by James Platz Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Upside Down : Industry should do more to encourage horse productionby Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In a Perfect World : by Tim Bojarski Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Keeping Watch : by Bill Eichenberger Wednesday, March 20, 2013
May 2013 Hoof Beats : Friday, April 12, 2013
Audience Participation : The search for fans and handicappers.Ivan Axelrod Thursday, April 18, 2013
Landmarks of balance : How to shoe a moving objectSteve Stanley Thursday, April 18, 2013
Crunch Time : Captaintreacherous, the top-ranked colt in this year's Hoof Beats/TrackMaster Predictive Rankings, is the pacer to beat in 2013T.J. Burkett Thursday, April 18, 2013
Reaching for the Stars : 'Little Horse' Odds on Equuleus has great expectations for 2013.Timothy M. Jones Thursday, April 18, 2013
Prodigal Daughter : Owner gives a permanent home to pacing mareby Kimberly French Friday, April 19, 2013
A Shift in Focus : Know the difference between adoption and retirementby Dot Morgan, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program Wednesday, May 01, 2013
June 2013 Hoof Beats :
Tools of the Trade : In an age of multiple partnerships and syndicates, owners turn to technologyby Bill Eichenberger Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Land of Opportunity : Ohio looks to capitalize on alternative gaming revenueby Tom LaMarra Thursday, May 16, 2013
Speed Shoes : More time spent shoeing equals more speed on the trackby Steve Stanley Thursday, May 16, 2013
What to do when the favorites beat you : Introducing the 'Staggering Exotic Method'by Frank Cotolo Thursday, May 16, 2013
Motor city horsepower : One of Detroit's hottest new hangouts is a harness landmarkby T.J. Burkett, Hoof Beats Executive Editor Thursday, May 16, 2013
July 2013 Hoof Beats :
The will to win : Do horses have a competitive edge?by Mike Tanner Thursday, June 13, 2013
High-heeled hinds : Raising rear angles helps many horses, but requires prudenceBy Steve Stanley Thursday, June 13, 2013
Going south : Pacing stallion gets a fresh start in an emerging marketby James Platz Thursday, June 13, 2013
Saving gray : Horse lover waits decades to realize her dreamby Melanie Glover Thursday, June 13, 2013
War horses : Standardbreds recreate history at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburgby Becca Marrie Thursday, June 13, 2013
August 2013 Hoof Beats :
Taking the Lines : Horsemen should follow the lead of the PGAby Joe Scurto Thursday, July 18, 2013
2013 Blue Ribbon Fair: Wattsburg, Pa. : Erie Country Fair resurrects racing, earns USTA Blue Ribbon Fair Awardby T. J. Burkett Thursday, July 18, 2013
Ageless Wonder : Australian import just keeps getting betterby James Platz Thursday, July 18, 2013
Lovely in Leather : Leather pads shown to be beneficial for solesby Steve Stanley Thursday, July 18, 2013
Double Blessing : Twin foals 'Bonnie' and 'Clyde' are happy and healthy in Delawareby Charlene Sharpe Thursday, July 18, 2013
Keeping the Edge : Swedges and borium are keys to tractionby Steve Stanley Thursday, August 15, 2013
September 2013 Hoof Beats :
Becoming 'Compelling and Shareable' : Social media marketing plan headlines busy USTA summerby F. Phillip Langley Thursday, August 15, 2013
Bubba's Place : Maine horse owner runs the hottest club in townby Susan Higgins, director of marketing, Scarborough Downs Thursday, August 15, 2013
Eliminate Diversions : Market the racing product, not everything butby Joe Scurto Thursday, August 15, 2013
Coming Full Circle : Bill Augustine trades bikes for blueberriesby Chris Tully Thursday, August 15, 2013
_ : Hoof Beats Direct has a whole new look. We can't wait for you to check it out. Wednesday, August 21, 2013
October 2013 Hoof Beats :
Mean Machine : Foiled Again--North America's richest pacer--is a compact speedsterby Tim Bojarski Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Driving Engagement : New partnership takes sulky sport to social mediaby Mike Tanner Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Regis The Horse : 'Operation Regis' a smashing successby T.J. Burkett Tuesday, September 10, 2013
World Stage : SPHO to host first World Standardbred Showby Charlene Sharpe Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Worth Two Nails : Clips help keep shoes on when shoes want to come offby Steve Stanley Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Murder Afoot : Les Roberts and Dan Kennedy talk about their new harness racing-themed mystery novel Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Making Space : Dealing with interference is tricky businessby Steve Stanley Tuesday, October 15, 2013
November 2013 Hoof Beats :
Dreams Do Come True : Winning the Hambletonian is a high accomplishmentIvan Axelrod Tuesday, October 15, 2013
On the Carpet : What to expect at a judges' hearingby Scott Egger Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Hot off the Presses : Editor of Fashion & Farm Country combines Standardbreds and styleAshley Mayotte Tuesday, October 15, 2013
December 2013 Hoof Beats : Thursday, November 21, 2013
'Make Sure Things Go Right' : Maine Cast fulfills a dying wish with sire stakes championshipby Susan Higgins Thursday, November 21, 2013
Harness Input : Thoughts on Royalty For Life, major events and medicationF. Phillip Langley Thursday, November 21, 2013
At Your Service : USTA employee Barb Brooks nears 60 years of helping horsemenMelinda Cassidy Thursday, November 21, 2013
Pacey or Pinchy? : Extra weight doesn't solve all problems with unsteady trottersSteve Stanley Thursday, November 21, 2013
Give Me a Break : Interpreting the breaking rule is a subjective exerciseby Scott Egger Thursday, November 21, 2013


January 2012 Hoof Beats :
New Year's Wish List : Michael Hall, presiding judge at Harrah's Chester, lays out his wish list for harness racing in 2012by Michael Hall Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Mike Tanner: My resolutions : USTA Executive Vice President Mike Tanner looks to blog more, launch more projects, bring more information to handicappers and improve the USTA district meeting Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Hot and Bothered : How to get the most from a racemare in heatby Marie Rosenthal, MS Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Ready Freddy : by Hope Holland Tuesday, December 20, 2011
How to beat knuckling over : by Steve Stanley Tuesday, December 20, 2011
February 2012 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Scope It Out : New diagnostic equipment helps promising pacing fillyby Kimberly French Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Fun in the Sun : Former race secretary, horsemen's rep Larry Mallar enjoying Florida retirementBy Earl Watson Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Call to the Post : Post parades can give valuable insights to the experienced handicapperBy Bill Eichenberger Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Positive Accomplishments : Ivan Axelrod discusses the positive steps and achievements made by harness racing in the past year.By Ivan Axelrod Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Ready to Roll : A Rocknroll Dance propels Ohio trainer to national stage. USTA/Ken Weingartner Jay Bergman Wednesday, January 11, 2012
'Hello, Foo' : by Kari Hamilton Thursday, January 12, 2012
March 2012 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Taking a Stand : USTA directors to take position on Lasix usage at annual meeting By F. Phillip Langley Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Gaze Upon Greatness : Top trotting filly Check Me Out eyes open competitionby Jay Bergman Thursday, February 16, 2012
Reign of the Countess : Double-gaited filly was ahead of her timeBy Dean A. Hoffman Thursday, February 16, 2012
Rising to the Challenge : Meet the new face of Meadowlands TV by Lindsey Fox Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Doctor Is In : Pacing horse tows three generations to winner's circleBy Hope Holland Thursday, February 16, 2012
April 2012 Hoof Beats : Tuesday, March 20, 2012
'Lucky' Larry : Beloved racecaller Larry Lederman appreciates industry supportby Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Pain in the Gut : Veterinarian finds a surprise in pacer's intestineby Kimberly Rinker Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Unraveling the race : by Scott Alberg Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Soul Brother : Trotting gelding is the model of consistencyby Jay Bergman Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Vet vs. Value : How to avoid "sticker shock" when you get that vet billby Marie Rosenthal, MS Wednesday, March 21, 2012
May 2012 Hoof Beats : Monday, April 16, 2012
Dream Come True : Pacing mare has been an apt ambassador for Standardbred breedby Elizabeth Tewksbury Monday, April 16, 2012
One Track Mind : TrackMaster, David Siegel lead the field in harness handicapping informationby Bill Eichenberger Monday, April 16, 2012
The Racing-Gaming Partnership : Ohio looks to enter slots era as other states hold on to theirsby Tom Lamarra Monday, April 16, 2012
Kentucky Cat Goes North : Young announcer making his mark in the Empire Stateby Brian Mazurek Monday, April 16, 2012
Taking a Stand : Salix statement, marketing efforts headline USTA board of directors meetingby John Pawlak Monday, April 16, 2012
June 2012 Hoof Beats :
Back on Track : Justin Hall makes amaing recovery after horrific racing injuryBy Bill Eichenberger Monday, May 14, 2012
Golden Rules : Fourteen stragetic steps to better handicappingBy Bob Marks Monday, May 14, 2012
Share Your Story : Horsemen should also reach out to local legislators and mediaDean A. Hoffman Monday, May 14, 2012
A Leg Up : Experiment tendon treatment put Artist's View back in businessBy Kimberly French Monday, May 14, 2012
All Aboard : Minimize stress on long hauls with common-sense shipping practicesBy Kimberly A. Rinker Monday, May 14, 2012
July 2012 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Learning the Ropes : USTA Driving School finds success in new locationKen Weingartner Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Meet and Greet : Pre-meet meetings are important for horsemen and officialsScott Egger Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Helping Members Help Themselves : USTA offers peace of mind for 89 cents a dayMike Tanner Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Happily Ever Takter : Legendary trainer Jimmy Takter to be enshrined in the Hall of FameJason Turner Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Bad and the Good : Big Bad TJ is the pride of Ohio racing familyLindsey Poole Wednesday, June 13, 2012
On the Big Stage : Mike Newlin brings new attitude to New Meadowlandsby Nicole Kraft Monday, July 16, 2012
August 2012 Hoof Beats : Monday, July 16, 2012
The Maine Event : Down East horseman goes WestTim Bojarski Monday, July 16, 2012
Weekly Warrior : Caramel Dumpling keeps on pacingLindsey Poole Monday, July 16, 2012
Crime and Punishment : The ongoing fight against rule breakersIvan Axelrod Monday, July 16, 2012
State of the first state : A look at Delaware, the seminal racino stateTom LaMarra Monday, July 16, 2012
September 2012 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Beat by the Heat : by Steve Stanley Friday, August 24, 2012
Summer Projects : A look at medication, marketing, fan education and alternative gamingby F. Phillip Langley Friday, August 24, 2012
Gritty Gelding : by Kimberly French Friday, August 24, 2012
Big Fish : by Melissa Keith Friday, August 24, 2012
The Gentleman of Hanover : Russell Williams may be the most interesting man in harness racingby Bill Eichenberger Friday, August 24, 2012
Preserving the Past : by Tim Bojarski Friday, August 24, 2012
October 2012 Hoof Beats : Thursday, September 13, 2012
Moment of Truth : USTA employees are dedicated to serving membersby Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Friday, September 14, 2012
Quick Change : by Steve Stanley Friday, September 14, 2012
Bringing in Business : by Nicole Kraft Friday, September 14, 2012
Show Must Go On : by Kimberly French Friday, September 14, 2012
Fighting Mad : Arch Madness has consistently been one of racing's top trottersby Jay Bergman Friday, September 14, 2012
Riccolo: Back in Business : by Kimberly Rinker Friday, September 14, 2012
You Don't Need to Own a Horse to Love Harness Racing : Memories from a 45-year harness fanby Rick Skoglund Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Testing Positive : Hoof testers are an important tool in the farrier's kitby Steve Stanley Wednesday, October 17, 2012
November 2012 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Spirit of Cooperation : Working together will help us reach our goalsby Ivan Alexrod Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Lacey Lafferty: Unlikely Author : Trainer pens Delaware-themed bookby Charlene Sharpe Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Track To Shed : Converting a racemare into a broodmare takes time, patienceBy Marie Rosenthal Wednesday, October 17, 2012
December 2012 Hoof Beats : Monday, November 19, 2012
Fortunate Tellers : Two mutuel clerks comment on 120 years of combined experience at Saratogaby M. Kelly Young Monday, November 26, 2012
Finding the Fit : Few horses race consistently without shoeing changes.Steve Stanley Monday, November 26, 2012
Solid Foundation : Hambletonian 10 is the keystone of the trotting breedDean A. Hoffman Monday, November 26, 2012
Ryan's Triumph : Mare inspires stricken youngsterKimberly A. Rinker Monday, November 26, 2012
Champions Crowned : Harness racing had an exciting stakes seasonF. Phillip Langley Monday, November 26, 2012
Constant Vigilance : Biosecurity is paramount in keeping horses healthyBy Hope Holland Monday, December 10, 2012


January 2011 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Short Supply : Foals to find fewer competitors, but more racingby Jay Bergman Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Golden Girl : Royally bred mare is a natural at raising foalsby Kimberly French Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Fresh Voices : Young announcers bring excitement to the trackby Samantha Kelley Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Not All Good Cheer : It is January, and columns are supposed to be bright and cheery, upbeat, full of optimism and good cheer as a new year gets underway. Someone else will have to write that Stanley F. Bergstein Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Becoming Self-sufficient : If you’ve been a part of the horse racing industry for a good period of time, you no doubt know the value of having a sense of Tom Lamarra Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Great Leaders Lost : Harness racing absorbed some heavy body blows in recent weeks and months, testing its ability to withstand the punishment and still Stanley F. Bergstein Monday, January 24, 2011
Life Saver : Paul Williams is the best friend of a horse in troubleby Kimberly French Tuesday, January 25, 2011
February 2011 Hoof Beats :
Conquering Hero : The wins just keep coming for 5-year-old pacerby Kimberly French Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Get the picture : Former trainer finds new talent in photographyBy Tom White Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Notable Namesake : Big Jim's owner trades his name for racing successby Nicole Kraft Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Taking the Plunge : Bennett Liebman examines a large show wager made recently at Saratoga Gaming and Bennett Liebman Tuesday, February 01, 2011
March 2011 Hoof Beats :
All good : Trotting colt Pastor Stephen had a divine freshman yearBy Ken Weingartner Thursday, February 17, 2011
All hail San Pail : Trotter 'nobody wanted' becomes Canada's bestBy Nicholas Oakes Thursday, February 17, 2011
Saint Peter : Celebrating the centennial of a siring superstarBy Dean A. Hoffman Tuesday, February 22, 2011
You could be right : Stanley F. Bergstein muses on his 46th year of the Experimental Championship Ratings.By Stanley F. Bergstein Tuesday, February 22, 2011
April 2011 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The Twin Terrors of April : Stanley F. Bergstein discusses lottery-based 2-year-old payments and a possible Stanley F. Bergstein Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Change, 110 Yards at a Time : Mike Tanner tackles Yonkers' decision to add 1/16 of a mile to their overnight Mike Tanner Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Extra hold : Clips help keep shoes on and feet healthyBy Steve Stanley Thursday, March 10, 2011
He's All That : by Geneen Meagher Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Globe Trotters : China is importing horses with the help of an Illinois farm ownerby Jason Turner Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Gambling Innovator : Stan Bergstein introduces Lee Amaitis, an executive at gaming company Cantor Stanley F. Bergstein Tuesday, April 19, 2011
May 2011 Hoof Beats : Tuesday, April 19, 2011
New sheriff in town : Single-minded pacer Won The West is the richest currently racingby Kimberly Rinker Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Majestic Mamas : Trotting rivals now raise foals side by sideby Denise Steffanus Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Eye for danger : Freak corneal infection hampers pacer's careerby Kimberly French Tuesday, April 19, 2011
June 2011 Hoof Beats : Friday, May 13, 2011
House of Pain : Progress Pace winner overcomes 'carpal tunnel syndrome'by Kimberly French Friday, May 13, 2011
New Books by Old Friends : Successful authors Charlie Leerhsen and Bill Heller publish surprising Stanley F. Bergstein Friday, May 13, 2011
Inquiries: What's Taking So Long? : The race is over and the winner is...inquiry sign. Michael Hall fills us in on what's really going on in the judges' stand when results are Michael Hall Friday, May 13, 2011
Takeout Shakeout : Tracks heed the horseplayers' call to tinker with the "untouchable" figureby Evan Pattak Friday, May 13, 2011
Coastal Treasure : Swedish breeder builds state-of-the-art training facilityby Jennifer Cotterell and T.J. Burkett Monday, May 16, 2011
House Call : Home health technicians help save gutsy mareby Marie Rosenthal Monday, May 16, 2011
Early Bird : Morning line helps predict race oddsby Bill Eichenberger Monday, May 16, 2011
Inflation sets in : Stan Bergstein's long-gone collection of Currier and Ives prints would be worth a fortune Stan Bergstein Tuesday, June 14, 2011
French Revolution : by John Pawlak Monday, June 20, 2011
Fallen Giants : Hoof Beats remember two harness racing greats: Delvin Miller and Billy Haughtonby Dean Hoffman Monday, June 20, 2011
Creating a Buzz : by T.J. Burkett, Hoof Beats Executive Editor Monday, June 20, 2011
July 2011 Hoof Beats : Monday, June 20, 2011
Cleaning House : by Charlene Sharpe Monday, June 20, 2011
Working Mom : by Ken Weingartner Friday, July 01, 2011
Golden Anniversary : Dean Hoffman recognizes the 50th anniversary of the New York Sire Dean Hoffman Wednesday, July 06, 2011
August 2011 Hoof Beats :
And they're fight crime : Philadelphia Police Department gives five Standardbreds a new jobby Kari Fox Wednesday, July 20, 2011
What Are They Talking About? : Judges confront complaints about drivers talking on the track before the Michael Hall Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harness Art Online : by Stan Bergstein Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Taking the plunge : by Crystal Serra Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A New Era : Jeff Gural looks to bring a fresh attitude to Meadowlands Racetrackby Bill Finley Wednesday, July 20, 2011
September 2011 Hoof Beats :
Oh, Boy : Trainer nurses pacer back from broken pasternby Kimberly French Monday, August 22, 2011
Peelers in the papers : See You At Peelers inspires new fans for harness racingBy Stanley F. Bergstein Monday, August 22, 2011
Odd Couples : Judges' job complicated with addition of entrymatesBy Michael Hall Monday, August 22, 2011
Bitter Rivals : Pacing mares duke it out at Meadows' highest levelBy Evan Pattak Monday, August 22, 2011
Fair Ladies : Fillies no strangers to Little Brown JugBy Tim Bojarski Monday, August 22, 2011
A Dream Come True : Father/daughter team build a Maine breeding landmarkby Jean Emerson Tuesday, August 23, 2011
October 2011 Hoof Beats : Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Time for change : by Eric Cherry Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Magic bullet : by Robert Lieberman Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The McKinsey Report : by Tom LaMarra, Hoof Beats columnist Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Trotting classics : Revisiting the publications of harness racing's pastby Stanley F. Bergstein Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Hitting the road : 'Homebody' trotter starting to take his show on the roadby Melissa Keith Tuesday, September 20, 2011
November 2011 Hoof Beats :
Best of both worlds : Pacing-bred gelding finds success on both gaitsby Kimberly Rinker Thursday, October 13, 2011
Stronger, faster, healthier : Examining unique oxygen training and rehabilition methodsStanley F. Bergstein Thursday, October 13, 2011
Grow those pools : Eric Cherry has been involved in harness racing since making his first bet at Roosevelet Raceway in 1969. Today he is an owner and breeder with Let It Ride Stables, founder of the National Raceline, co-founder of the online site, and owns South Florida Trotting Center. His love of harness racing has compelled him to share here his ideas for improving the sport.By Eric Cherry Thursday, October 13, 2011
Troubleshooting : A case study in fixing trotting interferenceBy Steve Stanley Thursday, October 13, 2011
Running the business : Partnership veteran gives tips for operating a fractional-share partnershipBy Bob Hutt Tuesday, October 18, 2011
December 2011 Hoof Beats :
Different pools for different players : Eric Cherry examines new ways to promote increased wagering handleby Eric Cherry Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Fans first : Successful owners are railbirds at heartby Tim Bojarski Thursday, November 17, 2011
The self-trimmed horse : Training horses barefooted is a wellness strategy. by Steve Stanley Thursday, November 17, 2011
A quick buck : Pacer brings a racing family togetherby Kristin Wilkins Thursday, November 17, 2011
Making the jump : Four-year-olds find new challenges in free-for-all ranksby Ralph Sucee Thursday, November 17, 2011


Mr. Secretary : Checking in with recently retired race secretary Jim Ewart. From the December 2009 Hoof Beats. by Tom White Monday, December 21, 2009
January 2010 Hoof Beats : Hoof Beats January 2010 Index Page Hoof Beats Magazine Thursday, December 31, 2009
The name game : Legal and ethical concerns mean not every horse moniker can be a winner. From the December 2009 Hoof Beats. by Jason Turner Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Home to Jonalee : Jon Wiesman is back in business at his Pennsylvania nursery. From the December 2009 Hoof Beats. by David Mattia Monday, January 04, 2010
Shoeing the foal : Some leg deformities in babies can be corrected. From the January 2010 Hoof Beats. by Steve Stanley Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Gentleman Jim : 'Lucky' trotter brought fortune to his connections in 2009 and hopes to continue in 2010. “It was a nice climb,” said David Prushnok, who owns Lucky Jim with his brother, John, and Bill Gregg. “It couldn’t have been more perfect." By Ken Weingartner Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Understanding joint supplements : Help your horse move more freely by adding joint supplements. These supplements will not replace the veterinary recommendations if a horse is injured, but may help improve the speed and quality of healing. By Dr. Yvonne Elce Monday, January 11, 2010
Profound Connection : Owner searches for—and finds—a lost Standardbred companion. This story was an honorable mention for the John Hervey Award for outstanding feature magazine story presented by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. by Adam Bianco Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Cracking the whip : Whether constructive or cruel, use of the whip remains a hard-hitting topic for racing. This story was the 2009 John Hervey Award winner for news and commentary, awarded by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. by Evan Pattak Wednesday, January 13, 2010
February 2010 Hoof Beats : Hoof Beats Magazine
Muscle Hill roundtable [with video] : Hoof Beats Executive Editor Nicole Kraft sits down with the connections of probable Horse of the Year Muscle Hill for February's cover story. by Nicole Kraft, Hoof Beats executive editor Tuesday, February 02, 2010
All about Eve : Eve Freeluck proves one lucky mare after horrifying crash. By Kimberly French Friday, February 26, 2010
March 2010 Hoof Beats :
Fishy Business : Political boondoggling abounds in New York and New Jersey, according to columnist Stanley F. Bergstein. by Stanley F. Bergstein Wednesday, March 03, 2010
On the air with Bob Galterio : Yonkers General Manager Bob Galterio answers readers' questions about younger fans, track-level seating and outdoor entertainment. by Nicole Kraft, Hoof Beats Executive Editor Monday, March 15, 2010
April 2010 Hoof Beats :
Bay's Anatomy: Secret of the Ooze : Thrush is a man-made disease of the foot that can be well-treated, but is better prevented. by Dr. James K. Belknap Friday, March 26, 2010
Are we there yet? : Tracks hope to inspire future generations through family-focused initiatives. by Jason Turner Friday, March 26, 2010
About to rock : Trotter from humble beginnings eyes the big time. by Tim Jones Friday, March 26, 2010
Rocking the cradle : Mark Ford Training Center brings new innovations to historic area. by T.J. Burkett, Hoof Beats managing editor Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Welcome home : Renowned alumnus Dr. Lonnie King returns to lead Ohio State's veterinary college. by Nicole Kraft, Hoof Beats Executive Editor Tuesday, April 06, 2010
A conversation with Bob Galterio : Yonkers Raceway's Bob Galterio recently talked with Hoof Beats' Nicole Kraft about matinee race cards, integrating slots and racing customers, and competing with the Meadowlands. by Nicole Kraft Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Fighting the good fight : Due to reduced race dates and a slashed operating budget, 2010 is a critical year for Michigan horse racing. by T.J. Burkett, Hoof Beats Managing Editor Tuesday, April 13, 2010
May 2010 Hoof Beats : Thursday, April 22, 2010
Listen Closely : Why harness racing is not NASCAR, or baseball, or March Madness, but can be "Saturday night at the races." by Stanley F. Bergstein Friday, April 23, 2010
On the Air: Patty Hogan : New Jersey veterinarian Patty Hogan speaks with Executive Editor Nicole Kraft about becoming a vet and the performance of state vets. by Nicole Kraft, Hoof Beats Executive Editor Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Fly Away: 9 tips to fly-proof your barn : Hoof Beats Extra asked equine expert Cissie Meehan to share some tips on what you can do to keep flies out of the stable this season. by April Bohnert Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Fly away : Though there is no way to get rid of stable flies once and for all, there are many methods of control as part of a total regimen for any stable or farm. by Kelsey Corcoran Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Five history-making female drivers : Celebrating five of the most memorable moments in the history of female drivers (and one rider). by Heather McCray Thursday, May 06, 2010
Cool under pressure : Managing body heat is an important key to a racehorse’s summer health. by Marie Rosenthal Thursday, May 06, 2010
Pride of Mississippi : Tom Wilburn shares racing memories in his book "Tales of Tom Wilburn" by. T.J. Burkett Thursday, May 06, 2010
A monkey groom and an unlicensed Cajun : 91-year-old Tom Wilburn shares excerpts from his memoir "Tales of Tom Wilburn." by Tom Wilburn and Jeannine Smith Thursday, May 06, 2010
Exceeding expectations : A pair of fabulous fillies, Put On A Show and Showherthemoney, put champion mare Stienam's Place back in the spotlight by Nicole Kraft Thursday, May 06, 2010
Risa Tanaka: Long, strange trip : Hard work helps a deaf girl from Japan become caretaker of a Breeders Crown champion. by Karen Briggs Thursday, May 06, 2010
Ned Bower: Master of patience : Hoof Beats remembers Ned F. Bower, winner of the 1956 Hambletonian by Jonathan Marsh Thursday, May 06, 2010
Great in goal : Goalie Jeff romped through 1989- and continues to seek siring glory by Bill Eichenberger Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Goalie Jeff vs. Camtastic : The similarities between pacers Goalie Jeff and Camtastic, both in pedigree, on the track and in the breeding shed, are eerily similar by T.J. Burkett, Hoof Beats managing editor Tuesday, May 18, 2010
June 2010 Hoof Beats : Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Bonne Chance : Hockey legend Serge Savard has continued his winning ways in harness racing by Perry Lefko Thursday, May 20, 2010
Bonne Chance : Hockey legend Serge Savard has continued his winning ways in harness racing by Perry Lefko Thursday, May 20, 2010
Lump in his throat : Storm Damage finds his feed hard to swallow by Kimberly French Thursday, May 20, 2010
Whipping again : A look at the Kentucky Derby, and the overzealous whipping therein; and the promise that June brings to owners of 2-year-olds by Stanley F. Bergstein Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Insider's View : New imaging techniques have made diagnosing ailments a more exact science by Amanda Duckworth Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Hoof Beats Archived Articles 2004-2009 :
'Grace and Heart' : Loveable Indiana trotter makes friends of all ages by Caitlin Barnett Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Fighting our way to unification : Bringing racing regulation not through a national office, but through the passage of national racing compacts. by Bennett Liebman Wednesday, June 02, 2010
July 2010 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Long live the king : California racing fans rooting for Challenge The King to make one more comeback by Karen Briggs Thursday, June 17, 2010
'All kinds of problems' : EPM, suspensory injury bring curtain down on Panaramic Art’s career by Kimberly French Thursday, June 17, 2010
Goshen's surprising disappointment : Stan Bergstein is stunned by the number of top drivers, trainers and owners who do not contribute to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame by Stanley F. Bergstein Thursday, June 17, 2010
Living History : Aime Choquette still going strong at age 95 by T.J. Burkett, Hoof Beats Executive Editor Monday, June 21, 2010
Pound it down : Trotters headed West need less traction by Steve Stanley Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Southern Gentleman : Walter Russell still sharing stories from his lifetime in racing by Tom White Monday, July 12, 2010
Ever Vigilant : Track vets keep the races running smoothly Kristen Duwe Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sun Rises : Complications from Colic nearly blot out Cams Eclipse by Kimberly French Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Driven by innovation : Hal Jones, Dave Palone inducted into Harness Hall of Fame by John Pawlak Monday, July 19, 2010
Showing Legs : Veruca Salt goes from medicore racehorse to champion show horse by Laura Harbour Monday, July 19, 2010
August 2010 Hoof Beats : Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Present and Future Dangers : Racing’s good name has suffered, and the usual unanswered question remains that both harness and Thoroughbred racing must answer if they hope to thrive, and possibly survive. by Stanley F. Berstein Wednesday, July 21, 2010
August Yearling Supplement now available for download : We've put all the yearling stories together for you to download in a special online edition by T.J. Burkett, Hoof Beats Interim Executive Editor Friday, July 23, 2010
Alias : Driver nicknames pay homage to harness heroes by Jason Turner Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Something to Crow About : Ohio's Canfield Fair gets the word out by T.J. Burkett Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Heart of the Matter : Rescue horse flourishes under care of Starfish Stable by Kimberly French Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Repair Affair : Some hooves need help as racing season progresses by Steve Stanley Friday, August 13, 2010
Way of Life : Farm and family combine for Southwind Farm manager Laura Young by Nicole Kraft Friday, August 13, 2010
September 2010 Hoof Beats : Friday, August 13, 2010
A time for miracles : Stan Bergstein calls for a leader who can pull together racing factions and improve the sport and the breed by Stanley F. Bergstein Friday, August 20, 2010
October 2010 Hoof Beats : Friday, September 10, 2010
Big-ticket solutions : Stanley Bergstein suggests that big problems sometimes require big-ticket solutions by Stanley F. Bergstein Monday, September 20, 2010
Racing Across the Pond : Britain's Camden Stud acquires top stock in a bid to breed the best by Nicole Kraft Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Remarkably Consistent : In The Pocket had a stellar career, both on and off the track by Dean Hoffman Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A Moving Spirit : Rescued Standardbred has new hope by Kathy Elmasry Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Farm Boy Makes Good : Herman Brickel left agriculture to become a race-office star by Tom White Tuesday, September 21, 2010
November 2010 Hoof Beats : Thursday, October 07, 2010
Someone has to win : Now that the sales are nearly over, it's time to see what you paid for. Optimism runs high in November. by Stanley F. Bergstein Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Getting the shot : Top photographers give tips for capturing the action. Dave Landry Photo. interview conducted by Ellen Harvey Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Keeping his chin up : Fractured jaw doesn’t stop reliable pacer by Charlene Sharpe Wednesday, October 20, 2010
No longer an island : Trotter finds fans thanks to Facebook by Mike Stommen Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hammer, nippers, laptop : Farriers use computers, phones, cameras to help with shoeing. by Steve Stanley Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Face lift : Harness racing gets a boost through social media by Jason Turner Tuesday, October 26, 2010
December 2010 Hoof Beats : Thursday, November 11, 2010
A Christmas Fable : Where do horses go when they die? Stanley Bergstein shares a heartwarming scenario. by Stanley F. Bergstein Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Eighty-nine and trotting : Virginia's Thad Williams stays young by racing. by Kelsey Pecsek Wednesday, November 24, 2010
No Quit in Him : Vivid Photo is still trotting--and winning--at age 8. by Nicole Kraft Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Leading the Charge : by Ellen Harvey Wednesday, November 24, 2010
One-Toothed Wonder : by Kimberly French Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Life with 'The Beach': Brent MacGrath and Paul MacDonell discuss the magical career of Somebeachsomewhere Nicole Kraft and T.J. Burkett January 2009
Profound connection: Owner searches for - and finds - a lot Standardbred companion Adam Bianco January 2009
Racing goes Hollywood: Feel-good harness racing film debuts in 2009 Jason Turner January 2009
Reader Forum January 2009
Stepping up: American-owned Lively Royce moves up to Open company in Australia T.J. Burkett January 2009
Watching the wheels: Time to get started Mike Tanner January 2009
Who's at fault when a mare doesn't conceive?: When mares have trouble getting in foal, sometimes it's a "he said, she said" argument Marie Rosenthal January 2009
In Memoriam February 2009
Like trotter for chocolate: Bryan Owen creates milk chocolate memories while managing top trotter Megan Ruetsch February 2009
Reader Forum February 2009
A world away: Internet joins American owner and Australian champion Richard Poskozim February 2009
The buddy system: Mentors help develop the next generation of great horsemen Jason Turner March 2009
In Memoriam March 2009
Putting on a show: A look at two tracks where watching racing is just part of the fun T.J. Burkett March 2009
Reader Forum March 2009
Cracking the whip: Whether constructive or cruel, use of the whip remains a hard-hitting topic for racing Evan Pattak April 2009
In Memoriam April 2009
No rest: Finding time for a break may be the toughest part of a driver's career Jason Turner April 2009
Reader Forum April 2009
Family business: Kin racing kin raises level of competition T.J. Burkett May 2009
In Memoriam May 2009
Making waves: Champion trotter finds a following on public radio Michelle Fehribach May 2009
Reader Forum May 2009
Circumventing soreness: Circuit plates can help ease painful heels Steve Stanley June 2009
In Memoriam June 2009
In shining armor: Retired trotter rides into 14-year-old's heart Ken Weingartner June 2009
Reader Forum June 2009
Shining the spotlight: Museum exhibit salutes those that history overlooked Tim Bojarski June 2009
All Gaul is divided: Columnist Stan Bergstein discusses how racing is divided into three parts: those with slots, those without, and Canada Stan Bergstein July 2009
Back on track: Passailed, a 13-year-old pacer, returned to racing after six years off. Now he's back again, after recovering from a suspensory pull Michelle Fehribach July 2009
Back up: Examining back problems among catch-drivers and the ways to prevent and/or treat them Stan Gutowski July 2009
Fan-friendly fair: This year, the Mercer County Fair in Celina, Ohio, and the Knox County Fair in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, have earned the right to call themselves a Blue Ribbon Fair. Hoof Beats salutes their efforts . T.J. Burkett July 2009
Great fairs, great racing: Hustle and pride earn two Ohio fairs Blue Ribbons T.J. Burkett July 2009
He or she?: Genetic tests reveal surprising truth about pacing 'mare' Arizona Helen Nicole Kraft July 2009
Hobbled?: Tom Lamarra examines the explosion of trotters wearing hobbles Tom Lamarra July 2009
Hope: Florida Standardbred opens a whole new world to autistic boy Ronni and Matthew Sommer July 2009
In Memoriam July 2009
Protect those knees: Farrier Steve Stanley of Versailles, Ky., has shod some of racing's top trotters and pacers. Here he discusses using flip-flop shoes to help prevent knee soreness. Steve Stanley July 2009
Reader Forum July 2009
Tough as nails: Pacer shows steely resolve after trailering accident Kimberly French July 2009
In Memoriam August 2009
Reader Forum August 2009
Return of the Magic Man: An impressive group of Ontario horsemen leaders quickly picked up O'Donnell's option, and in a move that indicates their wisdom named him president of a new group, the Central Ontario Standardbred Association, or COSA. Stan Bergstein August 2009
Spend money to make money: Ralph Sucee examines the successes and failures of $100,000 yearlings in a story that has been 30 years in the making. Ralph Sucee August 2009
Stablemate distraction: Uncoupled entries remain a debated necessity in racing Jason Turner August 2009
Winning formula: Breeder methods seek to fight madness of yearling sales Nicole Kraft August 2009
Blissful Hall wins 1999 Jug: Revisiting the 1999 Little Brown Jug win by Blissfull Hall Nicole Kraft September 2009
In knots: Muscle stiffness and pain are often symptoms of tying-up syndrome Dr. Phoebe Smith, assistant professor, The Ohio State University September 2009
In Memoriam September 2009
An interview with Phil Terry: From traffic cop to general manager, Phil Terry is still directing the Delaware County Fair Tom White, publicity director, Little Brown Jug September 2009
Little Brown Jug holds firm: Top pacing colt Well Said is scheduled to race in the Little Brown Jug, but there have been some recent major absences T.J. Burkett September 2009
Our sport's ambassadors: Hoof Beats columnist Stan Bergstein looks back at the great Delvin Miller Stan Bergstein September 2009
Reader Forum September 2009
treating quarter cracks: Farrier Steve Stanley explains how he treats quarter cracks in trotters September 2009
Break over: Shoe with a horse's conformation to prevent lameness. Steve Stanley October 2009
Deep breath: Dr. Laurie Gallatin explains the treatment and care to containing upper respiratory diseases Dr. Laurie Gallatin October 2009
embryonic development: embryo transfers are now an accepted part of Standardbred breeding-but not by everyone Nicole Kraft October 2009
In Memoriam October 2009
Joe Driver Inc.: Many reinsmen unaware of the benefits of incorporation Bill Eichenberger October 2009
Marching feet: treadmill work keeps Smedshammer horses on the move Ken Weingartner October 2009
Pain in the neck: Arterial thickening compromises career of Lis Deo Kimberly French October 2009
Reader Forum October 2009
A really late colt, and Savard's luck: Columnist Stanley Bergstein finds a foal whose dam died a year before he was born Stanley F. Bergstein October 2009
Soulful Sam: After a six year break, Soulful Sam returns to find the winner's circle Charlene Polk October 2009
treasuring treasure: 34-year-old mare finds friends in a teenage girl and a pair of donkeys Ellen Harvey October 2009
Dam Good Goog: Crooked trotter still a straight shooter at age 14 Harvey P. Stein, DVM November 2009
Focusing on treatment: trotting filly SJ's Minolta fights through EPM diagnosis Kimberly French November 2009
"In Harness" a book you will enjoy immensely: Stan Bergstein recommends a book by one of New Jersey's most famous sports writers, Jerry Izenberg Stanley F. Bergstein November 2009
In Memoriam November 2009
An interview with Chandler Woodcock: Maine politician Chandler Woodcock now represents horsemen as the executive director of the Maine Harness Horsemen's Association Bill MacDonald November 2009
'Lucky' mare: Bob Marks, marketing director at Perretti Farms, relates the interesting history behind Aerobics, dam of freshman trotter Lucky Chucky Bob Marks November 2009
One great save: Dan Plesac makes his best relief appearance on behalf of old friend Captain Zoom Nicole Kraft November 2009
Reader Forum November 2009
Weighty issue: Metabolic Syndrome may lead to numerous equine health issues Ramiro E. Toribio, DVM, MS, Ph.D, Diplomate ACVIM November 2009
The adoption list: USTA and team up to match Standardbreds with new homes Ian McCollum December 2009
Aluminum shoes pros and cons: Farrier Steve Stanley discusses how aluminum shoes can improve performance Steve Stanley December 2009
Colt at heart: Colt Fortysix, subject of a profile by Dean A. Hoffman in the December Hoof Beats, is still going strong at age 28 Samantha Kelley December 2009
Communication is key for small-stable owners: New Hoof Beats column explores the challenges and benefits of small-scale horse ownership Stuart Chambers December 2009
Fan friendly: Are drivers who show emotions celebrating or showboating? Bill Eichenberger December 2009
A flaming comet extinguished: Columnist Stan Bergstein remembers Brody Johnson, the HTA Executive Assistant who died at age 26 Stan Bergstein December 2009
Home to Jonalee: Jon Wiesman is back in business at his Pennsylvania nursery David Mattia December 2009
Inhalation therapy options: Inhalation therapy can ease inflammatory airway disease Catherine W Kohn, VMD DACVIM, The Ohio State University December 2009
In Memoriam December 2009
Lock and load: Colt Fortysix proved a worthy champion in just one racing season Dean A. Hoffman December 2009
Mr. Secretary: Checking in with recently retired race secretary Jim Ewart Tom White December 2009
The name game: Legal and ethical concerns mean not every horse moniker can be a winner Jason Turner December 2009
Reader Forum   December 2009
Should drivers be celebrating more?: Examining whether drivers who show emotion when winning are celebrating or showboating Bill Eichenberger December 2009
Simple solutions: Boo Yah's complex fracture remedied by 'old-fashioned' tools Paula Rodenas December 2009
Upside potential: trainer's patience pays off with fast-class trotter T.J. Burkett December 2009
Winning fans one at a time: Scarborough Downs marketing director shares her success story for getting people excited about racing Susan Higgins, marketing director, Scarborough Downs December 2009


As I See It: Confidence in Our Product F. Philip Langley February 2008
Lady Luck: A And G'sconfusion brings success to a snake-bit stable T.J. Burkett February 2008
From the Heart: A childhood medical crisis cannot di Mitch Finn's passion for racing Jason Turner February 2008
Call to the Post: Fairly Important Eric M. Sharbaugh March 2008
A Beautiful Mind: Breeder extraordinaire Alan Leavitt continues to reshape racing

Nicole Kraft

March 2008
'The Best Love': Through life - and death - Jimmy Schulte and Mr Tuff Guy shared an extraordinary relationship

Nicole Kraft

March 2008
Speaking the truth: Sam Beegle tells it like it is in Pennsylvania-and beyond

Nicole Kraft

April 2008
Director's Chair: A Time for Action

Ivan Axelrod

April 2008
'Where Are We Going?': Ad-hoc committee seeks sport's salvation through communal marketing

Nicole Kraft

April 2008
The true Story of Crazy Good: Sports Illustrated's Charles Leerhsen brings history to life which his much-anticipated book on the truth of Dan Patch

Nicole Kraft

May 2008
Dean's List: Taking the "Adrian Chip' Route

Dean A. Hoffman

May 2008
Loving Devotion: Twins survive thanks to dedication and quick thinking

T.J. Burkett

May 2008
Blind Ambition: What this filly lacks in sight, she makes up for in determination

Jason Turner

June 2008
Riverside Retreat: Service to horsemen helps make Oak Harbor a Buckeye State Blue Ribbon Fair

T.J. Burkett

June 2008
Claim to Fame: The claiming game continues to change with the evolution of racing

Evan Pattak

June 2008
Director's Chair: Maintaining High Standards

Ivan Axelrod

July 2008
Reminiscing: Longtime Hoof Beats subscriber shares her memories

Jason Turner

July 2008
Scribes: Hoof Beats editors share memories of their time guiding the sport's leading magazine

July 2008
Honored: Ethan Barreto may be gone, but In Ethan's Honor keeps his spirit alive

Jessica Simmons

September 2008
Perfect: Undefeated Deweycheatumnhowe dominates the Hambletonian, and leads Ray Schnittker to his ultimate victory

Nicole Kraft

September 2008
In Harness: Harness Racing's Glorious Art

Stanley F. Bergstein

September 2008
Alberta's Angels: Teens circulate petition to save harness racing in western Canadian province

Heather Dodds

September 2008
Happy campers: Harness Horse Youth Foundation camp graduates find racing careers

Heather Dodds

October 2008
Tummy troubles: Colic can't stop 'old warrior' Carlspur

Kimberly French

October 2008
Double Gaited: Bucking the trend

Tom LaMarra

October 2008
Catastrophic Conditions: An exclusive look at the incidence, causes and prevention of severe racing injuries in Standardbreds

Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc.

October 2008


In Harness: New Road Signs for the New Year in Delaware Stanley F. Bergstein January 2007
Peaceful Feeling: World champion Peaceful Way shows that heart is the key to a successful career Nicole Kraft January 2007
Seeing the Light: Blinded for more than 60 years, a head-to-head encounter with trotter My Buddy Chimo gives a veteran sight Ken Weingartner January 2007
As I See It: The Bright Side F. Philip Langley February 2007
Bedding Down: Home Bed Advantage may take his speedy Illinois act on the road in '07 Nicole Kraft February 2007
Comfortable Retirement: Fate delivers pacer Connor Seelster to loving owners and racing royalty Dean A. Hoffman February 2007
Spotlight on: Lou Guida February 2007
Band of Brothers: The family of Conway Hall, Angus Hall and Andover Hall dominates trotting life like no other Dean A. Hoffman March 2007
In Harness: Perchance to Dream Stanley F. Bergstein March 2007
Who Are You?: '73 Hambo starter Fairmont Hanover lives out his days in MAssachusetts - or does he? Ken Weingartner March 2007
As I See It: 70 Great Years F. Philip Langley August 2007
Neverland No More: Peter Pan's Bob Glazer is all grown up Nicole Kraft August 2007
Call to the Post: In the Public Eye Eric M. Sharbaugh September 2007
An Unbelievable Feeling: Donato Hanover carries trainer Steve Elliott over the Hambletonian threshold - finally Nicole Kraft September 2007
Break in the Action: Klingon Hanover proves he is still a winner - even after six years in retirement Kim Rinker September 2007
The Bell Tolls: Myron Bell is everywhere in racing in his pursuit to help Brittany Farms maintain its standard of excellence Nicole Kraft October 2007
Director's Chair: Who Should be Responsible? Ivan Axelrod October 2007
Flying High: Horse ownership, Panda Air keep Paul Kasofsky soaring Ken Weingartner October 2007
American Icon: American Winner trotted his way into racing history Dean A. Hoffman October 2007
As I see it: Feminine Side F. Philip Langley November 2007
Belle of the Ball: Remembering the late filly pacing sensation Belle Acton Dean A. Hoffman November 2007
Driving Miss Williams: New series puts women and charity in the spotlight Jessica Simmons November 2007
Goal Tender: Goalie Jeff's magical sophomore season did not spell stud success Dean A. Hoffman December 2007
In Harness: Crazy Good Stanley F. Bergstein December 2007
Still Standing: Broken leg can't keep millionaire Sharky Spur down Nicole Kraft December 2007


Incredible American: American Ideal shows a need for speed in a stellar sophomore season Paul Ramlow January 2006
Flying Ace: George Teague finds a big heart in a small package named Western Ace Nicole Kraft February 2006
Delightful: Despite 14 freshman starts, Darlin's Delight looks ready to race in 2006 Ken Weingartner February 2006
Promise Fulfilled: Miss Wisconsin proves Ron Gurfein knows a Merrie Annabelle winner when he sees one Nicole Kraft March 2006
'A Man of His Word': Bill Perretti and the farm that shares his name have changed racing Nicole Kraft April 2006
Of Hockey and Horses: Jack Kelley is as at home with a pacer as he is with a puck Rick Simonds April 2006
Persistance Pays Off: Jeff Nisonger was not born into racing, but the Ohio reinsman has made the sport his own Brad Schmaltz May 2006
'Let's Pace!': High-profile trotters sometimes have a problem with pacing Nicole Kraft June 2006
tres Jolie: The tropical island of Martinique offers sun, sand and - surprise! - harness racing Al Terwilliger June 2006
Safe at Last: A trip to New Holland provides a second chance for a stalwart Standardbred Ellen Harvey July 2006
Enjoying the Ride: Our Station, reborn as 'Chief,' finally goes home Ellen Harvey August 2006
King of the Ranch: Long considered 'spectacular,' The Panderosa still reigns from the breeding shed Ralph Sucee August 2006
'Fantasy World': Nick's Fantasy made all his connections' dreams come true with a stunning Jug Victory Nicole Kraft September 2006
Master of the Universe: Challenges can't keep Glidemaster from winning the 81st Hambletonian Nicole Kraft September 2006
Cheers for Chester: Harrah's brings harness racing back to the Delaware Valley - in a big way Nicole Kraft October 2006
The Life of Brian: Brian Pinske has been gone almost four years, but his influence and meory live on Nicole Kraft October 2006
Golden Boy: Hoof Beats remembers Shelly Goudreau Sarah Slamer November 2006
Through the Looking Glass: USTA's glass negative collection yields treasures Ed Keys November 2006


Quite A Legacy: Windsong's Legacy becomes the year's best trotter with triple Crown triumph Nicole Kraft January 2005
Worth the Money: $350,000 purchase Cabrini Hanover was one of the best freshman fillies of 2004 Nicole Kraft February 2005
The Protecto Man: A man of many talents, Al Terwilliger makes equipment to keep horses and horsemen safe Nicole Kraft March 2005
Georgia on His Mind: Champion gelding Georgia Pacific has given trainer Randy Bendis a lot to think about Nicole Kraft April 2005
Coming Home: Eric Sharbaugh returns to his racing roots as new USTA leader Dean Hoffman May 2005
In the Driver's Seat: Joe Faraldo gets his points across throughout racing Ken Weingartner June 2005
Finding His Stride: Chuck N Ken, the winningest horse of 2004, took time to fulfill his championship bloodlines Nicole Kraft July 2005
Exposure: How much information is too much when it comes to harness racing's ills? Nicole Kraft July 2005
Philadelphia Freedom: Chester seeks to become a racing Mecca next spring Nicole Kraft August 2005
'If You've Never Been on Your Feet, You Better Get Up Now!': 20 years later, memories of Falcon Seelster still bring chills to racing fans Nicole Kraft September 2005
Roarin' Redhead: P-Forty-Seven wins the Little Brown Jug Nicole Kraft October 2005
O For a Horse with Wings: Armbro Feather set a standard by which great pacing mares should be judged Nicole Kraft November 2005
Blairing the truth: trainer Blair Burgess speaks on integrity, horsemanship and some of racing's best horses Nicole Kraft December 2005


Well Done: Sylvester keeps trotting a family affair with promising colt Dean Hoffman January 2004
One Powerful Pan: No Pan Intended paced his way to a triple Crown and possible Horse of the Year honors Nicole Kraft January 2004
No Happy Ending: Tumor claims the life of fairytale filly Lady Macbeach Nicole Kraft February 2004
Less is More: Joe Holloway may have slimmed down, but he trains a heavyweight in Modern Art Nicole Kraft February 2004
Horsepower: Chevie Duramax showed Corvette speed and Blazer power as he romped to a world championship season Nicole Kraft February 2004
Rush to judgement: Do we judge stallions too quickly? Dean A. Hoffman February 2004
track masters: The Coon family remains a leader in racetrack development and maintenance Tom White February 2004
Leading by Example: New USTA President Phil Langley strives to give back to the sport he loves Dean Hoffman March 2004
Cantab Hall Gets the Call: Self Possessed colt leads the '04 trotting Experimental Championship Ratings Stanley F. Bergstein March 2004
One Big Happy Family: Beavers find blood is best when it comes to winning races Ken Weingartner March 2004
Position is Paramount: Illinois driver offers thoughts on driving strategy Andy Ray Miller April 2004
Elder Statesmen: History's best horsemen reflect on the past, present - and the future Nicole Kraft April 2004
In the Driver's Seat: First-person account reveals the thrills of the USTA Driving School Ken Weingartner April 2004
Bowen on Breeding: Can harness breeders learn from the Thoroughbred world? Dean Hoffman May 2004
Ivan the Great: Respected veteran trainer Sugg shares his secrets for making horses succeed Dean Hoffman May 2004
On the Bunny trail: Bunny Lake keeps on hopping into her fifth racing season Nicole Kraft May 2004
Beautiful Music: Named for an Australian instrument, Didgeridoo remains Maine's pride and joy Nicole Kraft June 2004
'Greatest Mentor and Best Friend': Carl Allen's death shocks racing Nicole Kraft July 2004
In from the Storm: At 27, Storm Damage lives on as the last legend from a magical time Nicole Kraft

August 2004

'You've Got to Have Good Luck': Low-profile, high-integrity owner Bill Weaver - breeder of Valley Victory - still loves the racing game Dean Hoffman September 2004
Suspending Belief: Injuries to suspensory ligaments can spell doom for any racehorse Nicole Kraft October 2004
Age is a State of Mind: 15-year-old Standardbreds keep on racing Nicole Kraft November 2004
'The Rest is History': Shiaway St Pat travels far through success and failure before coming back home' Nicole Kraft December 2004