We Have a Derby Winner!

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Jiminez - I'll Have Another

2012 Kentucky Derby Winner may have been a bit tired, but was eating well when we visited the O'Neill barn on Sunday after the race. Jim Jimenez is on the far right and shod the Derby winner.

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. Jim has been a Kerckhaert race plate user for a number of years now and shod the Derby winner with Kerckhaert Tradition XT fronts and Tradition Regular Toe hinds with toe clip. We saw the horse Sunday evening after the race and it took some firm handling from his groom to get him away from his feed bucket to get a few pictures.

It was a good run for Kerckhaert, with all the first three finishers in the Derby and the first and second place finishers in the Oaks having Kerckhaert shoes on. Congratulations to all the farriers involved.

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2 Responses to We Have a Derby Winner!

  1. James Jimenez says:

    Excuse me but that is your lovely wife on the far left, LOL! Thank you again for all your help and just remember it was all your shoes, I was just smart enough to use them!

    Preakness, here we go!!!!

    • Dan says:

      Hi Jim, We were glad to be able to help and it’s always fun to be involved with good people and good results. I’m with you- Preakness next!

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