Guest blog by Rob Logsdon, FPD
Recently, I was able to visit with Todd Boston at Churchill Downs, where Todd and his assistant, Kevin Howard were shoeing Tepin, Queen of the Turf, for trainer Mark Casse and owner Robert Masterson. Tepin defeated the boys in the 2015 Breeders Cup Turf Mile and has picked up this year where she left off; winning four graded stakes races and remaining undefeated so far in 2016.
Tepin will be racing in England at the Royal Ascot in the Queen Anne Stakes. Todd feels Tepin is one of the best horses he has ever shod, and considering he has shod some famous horses, among them; American Pharoah, Big Brown, Barbaro, and Curlin – and last year’s Kentucky Oaks winner Lovely Maria, that makes Tepin pretty special.
Todd fitted Tepin nicely with Kerckhaert shoes before she left for England to represent the USA. He also shaped an extra set of Kerckhaert shoes to send with Tepin for her trip. You know what they say, “A girl can never have too many shoes.”
Best of luck to the Queen of the Turf and congratulations to Todd Boston for his great craftsmanship!