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Continued Kings Plate Success

We were delighted to see Chapel Forge Farriers’ Manager Mick Towell present Nicky Henderson with a framed collection of plates from his winning Grade 1 winners at Aintree. This was part of an evening to celebrate the jump racing champion’s 40 years in racing with a ‘This is Your Life’ tribute from family and friends at Newbury Racecourse. Our warmest congratulations to all of the team!

Stromsholm were also delighted to supply Super Sound Cu® race plates to be incorporated into trophies for The Matthew Fedrick Farriery Handicap Stakes run at Newbury last month – they looked great!

The flat turf season continues to impress with multiple Kings Plate success. Many congratulations and celebratory bubbles to -

O-Shaughnessy Farriery who shod Roaring Lion to win the Coral-Eclipse British Championship series at Sandown. Roaring Lion was wearing Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound Race Plates with Liberty nails. Congratulations to trainer John Gosden and jockey Oisin Murphy.

Chapel Forge Farriers shod Withhold to win in the Northumberland Plate. Withhold is trained by Roger Charlton and was wearing Kings Extra Sound Race Plates with Liberty nails.

Congratulations to Mr T P Morrissey on his win at Market Rasen, in the ‘Lord Bradford Of Drayton Handicap Chase’. Mr Morrissey owns and shod ‘Key To The West (IRE)’ in Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound Race Plates.

 

At Royal Ascot -

Gold Cup (Group 1) winner Stradivarius shod by O’Shaughnessy Farriery using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates.

King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) winner Old Persian shod by Derek Poupard using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates and Carrera nails.

Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) winner Agrotera shod by Ashley Berry using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates and Carrera nails.

Chesham Stakes (Listed Race) winner Arthur Kit shod by Performance Farriery and Consultancy Ltd using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates.

Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) winner Bacchus shod by Chapel Forge Farriers using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates and Liberty nails.

Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) winner Accidental Agent shod by Karn Herbert, using Kings Extra Sound plates with Liberty nails.

Coventry Stakes (Group 2) winner Calyx shod by O’Shaughnessy Farriery, using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates.

King’s Stand Stakes (Group1) winner Blue Point shod by Phil Brook using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates and Carrera nails.

St. James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) winner Without Parole shod by O’Shaughnessy Farriery using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates.

Wolferton Stakes (Listed Race) winner Monarchs Glen shod by O’Shaughnessy Farriery, using Kings Extra Sound Race Plates.

 

Do you use Kerckhaert shoes?

The Stromsholm Kings Plate Competition follows both National Hunt and Flat racing horses and coincides with the Trainers Championships, with the winning farriers using Kings Plates in the yards accruing the most the prize money.

  • The flat trainers championship runs from January through to December.
  • The jump trainers championship runs from April to April.

In the current trainers championships Kerckhaert Kings Plates feature prominently.

  • John Gosden (farrier O’Shaughnessy Farriery), Charlie Appleby (farrier P. Brook, D, Poupard)  is currently in the Flat Championship Top Five
  • Dan Skelton (farrier Ian (Spud) Allison) Peter Bowen (farrier A. J. Williams), Nicky Henderson (farrier Chapel Forge) and Donald McCain (farrier Alex Lake) are currently in the National Hunt Championship Top Five

A superb prize will be waiting for the winning the farrier(s) responsible for both the flat and national hunt yards operating under the winning trainer.

BUT, have we missed you? If you use Kerckhaert shoes we want to know if you have enjoyed a particular success? Do please keep in touch. Call the office on 01908 233909 and speak to Dan Collins.