By American Farriers Journal Staff
The Kentucky Derby Museum unveiled the world’s largest horseshoe on Sunday, Sept. 20.
The shoe, which was commissioned by the museum, Secretariat Festival and Secretariat.com, is a replica of one manufactured by Thoro’bred Inc. and worn by the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. It is cast in aircraft aluminum and stands 6-feet-11.8 inches tall and 6-feet-9.1 inches wide and weighs 610 pounds. Louisville-based Eagle Sign & Design Inc. partnered with Thoro’bred to make the replica horseshoe. Guinness World Records previously confirmed the shoe’s world-record status earlier in the week.
The previous world’s largest horseshoe 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.
The shoe will be housed at the Kentucky Derby Museum, which is home to the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame, but will go on tour across the country next summer.