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Race

Best Shoes for the Job:
Kerckhaert Tradition Regular Toe

Race Horses require a wide range of shoes because of the different type of race surfaces and conditions in which they perform, as well as the different beliefs of trainers and farriers as to what works best. The rules regarding toe inserts for racing vary throughout North America.

 

Kerckhaert Tradition
ToeGrab

 

Kerckhaert Tradition Regular Toe

 

Tradition Regular Toe (5.5 mm)

 

More Race Plates

Kings

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Kings

Tradition »

Kings

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Kings

Legendary »

Kings

Fast Break »

Kings

Smart Bond »

Kings

Blue Bond »

Kings

Steel Training »

Kings

No-Vibe »

 

 

Features dirt
  • Offer an option for shoeing styles and feet that require a narrower pattern than the Kings.
  • Slight taper in the width from toe to heel
  • Nail pattern that is spread and punched slightly finer
  • Work well for wider variations of front shaped feet
  • 5.5mm toe grab, allowed on most dirt tracks
  • Commonly used on front feet of racing Quarter Horses
  • Front and hind patterns

      Sizes

      Front - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

      Hind - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

      Hind - Clipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

       

      complimentary nails

      Best Brands: Liberty, Vector
      • 3-1/2 Race
      • 3-1/2 Race XL
      • 4-1/2 Race
      • 4-1/2 Slim