Louisville, Ky. – The Guiness-certifed world’s largest horseshoe will be unveiled this weekend.
More than 40 years after rewriting record books during his legendary Triple Crown campaign, Secretariat is now inscribed with yet another world record.
One of his race-worn shoes was the inspiration in the collaborative effort by the Kentucky Derby Museum, the Secretariat Festival and Secretariat.com to create the World’s Largest Horseshoe. The super-sized exact replica has been certified for this official distinction by international authority Guinness World Records and will make its public debut Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. at the museum.
The unveiling will be a satellite event for the weekend-long, Bourbon County-based Secretariat Festival and a continuation of the 30th anniversary celebration for the museum.
“We are proud to house the World’s Largest Horseshoe at the Kentucky Derby Museum,” said Museum President Patrick Armstrong. “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 dimensions of the 610-pound horseshoe will be announced at the unveil. Louisville-based Eagle Sign & Design Inc. cast the giant replica using aircraft aluminum contributed by original Secretariat racing plate manufacturer Thoro’bred Inc., which provided shoes for the Meadow Stable colt during his racing career.
“The World’s Largest Horseshoe is such a fun concept and a charming way to attract new fans to our grand sport,” said Secretariat’s owner Mrs. Penny Chenery, who will attend the unveiling. “It is sure to be a unique attraction and the backdrop in memories for years to come. I can’t wait to see it myself!”
For more information on the festival and the unveiling visit www.derbymuseum.com or www.secretariat.com