Hoof Beats Magazine

DEC 2017

Official magazine of the U.S. Trotting Association, covering harness racing and the Standardbred horse.

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Post Parade In this issue Well, I hope you guys are happy. I got so many Youth Beats subscription forms since the last issue that I had to go get a special basket just so I'd have a place to put them all ;) Seriously though, it's been great. If you would like to continue to receive Youth Beats—even if you have already subscribed previously—please fill out the subscription form on the back of this magazine or give us a call. We're off to a great start, so keep it going! It's also that time of year—in most parts of the country—when it's getting colder and cloudier outside. Weather like this can make you want to hunker down indoors until it warms up, but horsemen have a job to do! They race in all kinds of weather and almost never, ever cancel races. Find out how they do it on page 2. I also talked with driver Marcus Miller, a rising star in our sport who's having another great season. He comes from a long line of successful horsemen, but is making a name for himself in this country and all over the world. Enjoy the holidays and we'll see you again next year! PUBLISHED BY THE U.S. TROTTING ASSOCIATION / 877.800.8782 HOOF BEATS EXECUTIVE EDITOR: T.J. BURKETT / tj.burkett@ustrotting.com, ext. 3204 YOUTH BEATS EDITOR: JASON TURNER / jason.turner@ustrotting.com, ext. 3269 ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: HEATHER CASON / heather.cason@ustrotting.com, ext. 3217 ART DIRECTOR: GENA GALLAGHER / gena.gallagher@ustrotting.com, ext. 3265 WEBMASTER: AUTUMN RYAN / autumn.ryan@ustrotting.com, ext. 3222 PHOTOGRAPHERS: MARK HALL AND ED KEYS / photo@ustrotting.com, ext. 3288 JASON TURNER, YOUTH BEATS EDITOR Do you have a great story idea or know of someone that should be featured in Youth Beats? Let us know! CALL: 877.800.8782, ext. 3269 E-MAIL: JASON.TURNER@USTROTTING.COM Get in touch! POSTER FEATURING: MANCHEGO p.6 YOUTH BITS: PRESENTED BY THE HHYF p.10 GAMING GALLERY p.13 In every issue Can't Stop, Won't Stop p.2 Bad weather rarely leads to race cancelations BY JASON TURNER Driver Aaron Merriman powers through some sloppy race conditions, making the most of this muddy drive. Track Talk p.4 Q&A with Marcus Miller BY JASON TURNER Swedish Success Story p.5 Conny Svensson has shod horses all over the world BY KAYLEE REED Albert the Encourager p.12 Racing fan brings positivity, enthusiasm to the sport BY LEE McCLORY

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