Monthly Archives: May 2012

When the Race was Run- and Won

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I’ll Have Another with team O’Neill and farrier Jim Jimenez pulled off another big win in the Preakness Stakes on May 19th. Unfortunately, I wasn’t even near a TV- having made the first trip to O’Sullivan Lake near Nakina, Ontario … Continue reading

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Help is Available in the Farrier World

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We recently received this email asking for shoeing advice from Laurie Skutley in Washington state. Dave Farley, APF CF, offered his suggestion- let us know if you have any ideas. My gelding is 7 but only this last year has … Continue reading

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We Have a Derby Winner!

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Capping off an excellent 2012 KY Derby/Ky Oaks weekend, I’ll Have Another came from post position 19 to overtake Bodemeister and win the 138th Kentucky Derby. Our congratulations to Team O’Neill and especially farrier Jim Jimenez who shod the winner. … Continue reading

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KY Derby Race Day Shoeing

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  Day of- quite often the choice of some trainers for shoeing race horses. The Kentucky Derby is no exception and Derby Day 2012 we caught Steve Norman and Todd Boston working on Derby horses. You can see a video clip … Continue reading

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2012 Kentucky Oaks and Derby – Shoeing for speed

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  FPD has made the trail leading to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks a path closely followed for many years. Each year we follow the prep races and spend the week prior to the races contacting the many farriers we know … Continue reading

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