A replica horseshoe commissioned by the Kentucky Derby Museum, Secretariat Festival and Secretariat.com led the 1973 Triple Crown winner to again rewrite the record books 40 years after his final race.
The nearly half-ton shoe, which will make its permanent home at the Derby Museum and was confirmed this week as the largest by Guinness World Records, is set to be unveiled at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Derby Museum.
“We are proud to house the World’s Largest Horseshoe at the Kentucky Derby Museum,” says Patrick Armstrong, the museum’s president. “It is a spectacle that both horse racing fans and Louisvillians will want to come out and see, and it is reverent to the enormous impact that Secretariat made to the sport and to history.”
The previous world’s largest horsehoe measures 5 feet and 1.42 inches in height and 5 feet, 8 inches in width. It was created by the Martinsville Agricultural Fair in Illinois and confirmed on June 21, 2013, according to Guinness World Records.
It's at the unveil that the official dimensions of the shoe will be announced.
The Kentucky Derby Museum is home of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.