The casting of the shoe was the collaboration of Louisville-based Eagle Sign and Design, a division of Neace Ventures LLC, and Thoro’bred Inc., maker of the original Secretariat shoe worn during his racing career. Guinness standards were followed from start to finish in the creation of the shoe, and Thoro’bred president Edwin Kinney offered a sizable donation of aircraft aluminum, the same alloy used in the original shoe.
- 6 feet, 9.1 inches x 6 feet, 11.8 inches
- Weighs 610 pounds
- Modeled after actual shoe worn by 1973 Triple Crown Champion Secretariat
The Kentucky Derby Museum, the 2015 Secretariat Festival, and Secretariat.com formally applied to Guinness World Records for the world’s largest horseshoe. Guinness World Records confirmed the shoe’s world record status days before the ceremony. We want to thank everyone involved for allowing Eagle Sign & Design the opportunity to be a part of this momentous event.
An exact replica of a shoe worn by Triple Crown winner Secretariat, the finished piece is expected to weigh nearly a half-ton. The museum, along with the Secretariat Festival and Secretariat.com, debuted the world’s largest horseshoe during a ceremony on Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 20 at the museum.
Watch a video of the creation of the world’s largest horseshoe.
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