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hoof,

horny epidermal casing at the end of the digits of an ungulate (hoofed) mammalmammal,
an animal of the highest class of vertebrates, the Mammalia. The female has mammary glands, which secrete milk for the nourishment of the young after birth. In the majority of mammals the body is partially or wholly covered with hair; the heart has four chambers, and
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. In the even-toed ungulates, such as swine, deer, and cattle, the hoof is cloven; in the odd-toed ungulates, such as the horse and the rhinoceros, it is solid.

hoof

[hu̇f]
(vertebrate zoology)
Horny covering for terminal portions of the digits of ungulate mammals.
A hoofed foot, as of a horse.

hoof

1. the horny covering of the end of the foot in the horse, deer, and all other ungulate mammals
2. the foot of an ungulate mammal
3. a hoofed animal
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Hoof It went for a gap between horses but after that shut, he was forced to go to the far side of the track.
COMFORTABLE: Hoof It and Kieren Fallon win the Stewards' Cup
Hoof It was doing his best work late on and the extra yardage will help, as will the quicker surface.
Whereas Hoof It has been going up for winning races Mick Easterby's nephew Tim will be unhappy that Midnight Martini has gone up more than a stone in two starts for finishing runner up.
Society Rock finished two places in front of Hoof It at York, and his trainer James Fanshawe said Kieren Fallon will be aboard again at Royal Ascot in two weeks' time.
3-4--Ran in Conejo edition only--Color) Conejo Valley Adult School student Juan Estrada, left, and his dancing horse, Bonito, hoof it at the fair.
Last season's joint-champion juvenile added to his Darley July Cup success and erased the memory of a below-par effort in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville when edging out Bated Breath and Hoof It in a pulsating finish that was followed by a 15-minute stewards' inquiry, called to investigate interference caused by the winner.
The pair set out for a battle through the final furlong, but on the inside the giant figure of Hoof It was charging hard at them.
THE connections of Hoof It yesterday made the bold prediction that a welter burden of 10st 5lb wouldn't faze the north's star sprinter should he be asked to shoulder top weight in next month's William Hill Ayr Gold Cup.
MICK EASTERBY bids to give his 50-year training career one of its biggest highlights at York today by turning Stewards' Cup winner Hoof It into a Group 1 sprinting champion.
40 York 1pt win at 8-1 with Coral HOOF IT has been one of the stars of a vintage Flat season and today he gets his chance of Group 1 glory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes following his scintillating success in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.