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Frank Lessiter
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Forget About Hoof Color!

After California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, members of the general media jumped on the idea that the horse's white hooves might be a detriment to his racing career. For many decades, some folks in the equine industry have maintained unpigmented hooves are more prone to cracking, tender footedness and weakness.

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Special Shoes Keep California Chrome's Feet Comfy

With white hooves on all four feet, Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome always has needed a little extra attention to hoof care, and his trainer, Art Sherman, said blacksmith Judd Fisher came up with a unique solution.
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