In Florida, where greyhound racing is a major spectator sport and a highly competitive business, Joan Hunt runs a highly successful racing kennel. When Joan went into the greyhound business four years ago, she found less than a welcome. "Greyhound men just didn't want a woman around," she says. But Joan, an artist and the daughter of Miami Judge Richard Hunt, has loved animals since childhood—"possums, coons, ducks, rabbits, anything I could catch." Though her college paintings won prizes, she decided after graduation to go into the business of breeding poodles. From poodles she advanced to greyhounds and greyhound racing, which, Joan claims, "is, after all, an art in itself." Today Joan's Gold Coast Kennel holds 100 dogs, of which she races 60 with trainer's help from a onetime professor of mathematics named Lawrence Gross. Her pride is Secret Session (above left), which holds the record of 33.7 seconds for 605 yards. "I knew I had arrived," says Joan, "when they all quit referring to me as Judge Hunt's daughter. Now I'm Secret Session's owner."
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Feb. 15, 1960
The Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley will be seen by more people than ever, and once again they promise a wonderful show
The Soviet squad at Squaw Valley is packed with world champions who could win every gold medal in both men's and women's events
The Russian team is the best in this unique shooting-cum-skiing contest
- SKI JUMPING 22
The big surprise of the Olympics may be an American jumper who has adopted the daring forward lean of the new international style
The Scandinavians will win half the medals, the Soviets will get the rest
Sailer is gone, but in Alpine events Austria seems as formidable as ever
- ICE HOCKEY 27
A fast, tough Canadian team aims to regain the gold medal—and the prestige—it lost to Russia
The U.S. and Canada are supreme but some Europeans will put up a fight
A dazzling display of jumps and spins will win a gold medal for three-time world champion David Jenkins
Starting 12 years ago with a wilderness, Alec and Justine Cushing may soon acquire control of a $15 million winter sports plant
- JOAN HUNT 88
'Greyhounds are art'
'Greyhounds are art'