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2019 Kentucky Derby News

Congratulations to farriers Jimbo Bayes and J.T. Bayes – this father and son team shod the top three horses in the 2019 Kentucky Derby.  All three horses were shod with Royal Kerckhaert Legendary XT fronts and Kerckhaert Tradition RT hinds with toe clips.  Be sure to follow this group through the rest of the Triple Crown races on FPD’s Facebook Page




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Jimbo and J.T. Bayes stopped by the FPD warehouse to load up Kerckhaert Race Plates provided in recognition of their success in the 2019 Kentucky Derby.




Razerhorse Announces Distribution Agreement with Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory

Shelbyville, KY – March 22, 2019 – Razerhorse is pleased to announce an agreement with the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory to provide exclusive distribution of all Razerhorse products worldwide. “As our product line has grown in popularity, we recognize the need to have a distribution system that allows for growth and reliability in the markets we serve,” stated Erik Lundquist, founder and president of Razerhorse.

“As a result of this agreement, we will rely on Farrier Product Distribution (FPD) to manage the distribution of Razerhorse products in the U.S. and Canada,” said Martin Kerckhaert, President of the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory. “FPD has the infrastructure in place to add these products to their existing product line and will be able to provide the reliability and customer service levels that will enhance the delivery of Razerhorse shoes and pads to these markets. This arrangement will be effective April 1, 2019.”

The Razer shoe technology was created in Sweden in 2003 by founder Erik Lundquist. After battling lameness issues with his own horses he began searching for an alternative to the steel horseshoe, which locks the hoof in place. With the aid of gait analysis software and high-speed video, the Razer shoe was developed using a tempered tool steel that flexed with the horse’s hoof.

Dan Burke, President of FPD stated, “We look forward to adding the Razerhorse products to our existing line. Many of the dealers in our program currently carry these products and it will be convenient, and provide economies, for them to be able to order from us. For Razerhorse customers who are not currently in our program, we will work closely with them to provide the same level of quality service we have offered during our 30 years of service in this industry.”


About Razerhorse
Razerhorse is a hoof care company that has combined science and technology to enhance the well-being of the horse. Founded in 2003, they have created a line of flexible steel horse shoes and polyurethane hoof pads that mimic the natural function of the hoof while still offering protection. More information about Razerhorse can be found at


About the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory
The Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory is the world’s largest independent horseshoe manufacturer with a global distribution network and specialized dealers in 74 countries. Kerckhaert is a market leader in their field and dedicated to excellence and innovation in the farrier industry. In 2008 Kerckhaert received the Dutch Predicate ‘Royal’ as proof of appreciation, recognition and commitment of more than 100 years. The Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory has been family owned since 1906. More information about Kerckhaert can be found at


About Farrier Product Distribution, Inc.
Farrier Product Distribution (FPD) was founded in 1990 and is a wholesale distributor of farrier and related equine products and the North American Distributor of Kerckhaert Horseshoes, Liberty Nails and Diamond brands. Considered a leader in bringing groundbreaking products and service to the Farrier industry, the company distributes to suppliers throughout North America. More information about FPD can be found at and


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