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Kerckhaert Kings Plate - October update

We write this eagerly awaiting the weekend when Enable will bid to make history by securing her third win in Europe's richest race, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. We wish her, her connections (and of course O’Shaughnessy Farriery) the very best of luck. 

Your feedback..

We continue to follow, and be impressed with, the results achieved by our farriers using Kings Plates. It is always great to get constructive feedback on both our shoes and nails and we welcome your comments.

Thanks to Marc Jerram BSc Hons AWCF who shared a great picture of our Kings Fast Break shoes on a sprinter with sole packing “to bring about an instant hardness to the sole and frog without increasing weight to the shoeing package or affecting the geometrics”.

The winners

  • Pinatubo won the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. Congratulations to Phil Brook, he shod Pinatubo, with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound Front & Kings Super Sound Hinds, nailed on with Liberty nails. Pinatubo was trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick.
  • Star Catcher, ridden by Frankie Dettori, won the Ribblesdale. Congratulations to O'Shaughnessy Farriery, they shod Star Catcher, with Kerckhaert King Extra Sound, nailed on with Liberty Carrera Cu. Star Catcher was trained by John Gosden.
  • Old Persian gained a second victory in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes in Canada. Congratulations to farrier Derek Poupard who shod Old Persian, with Kerckhaert Kings Super Sound, nailed on with Liberty nails. Old Persian was trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by James Doyle.
  • Logician won the Group One at Doncaster. Congratulations to O'Shaughnessy Farriery, who used Kerckhaert King Extra Sound, nailed on with Liberty nails. Logician was trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori.
  • Spanish Mission won the Jockey Club Derby for trainer David Simcock and jockey Jamie Spencer. Congratulations to farrier Colin Planas who shod Spanish Mission with Kerckhaert King Extra Sound, nailed on with Liberty Carrera Cu
  • Ghaiyyath won the 147th Longines Grosser Preis von Baden at Baden-Baden for trainer Charlie Appleby, jockey William Buick and Godolphin. Congratulations to Derek Poupard who shod Ghaiyyath with Kerckhaert King Super Sound, nailed on with Liberty Carrera Cu. Ghaiyyath hoof was cast used HoofCast, the orthopaedic tape for “compromised feet” (see our seperate HoofCast clinic report).
  • Enable won the Yorkshire Oaks to extend her winning streak to 12 races. Congratulations to O'Shaughnessy Farriery Ltd, they shod Enable, with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound Plates, with Liberty nails. Enable was trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori.
  • Battaash won the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) at York. Congratulations to Shaun Stewart of Sion Davies Farrier Services Ltd. He shod Battaash, with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound. Battaash was trained by Charlie Hills Racing and ridden by Jim Crowley.
  • Advertise won under Frankie Dettori to win the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. Congratulations to Nick (pictured right) of Quinlan Farriery Ltd he shod Advertise with Kerckhaert Kings Super Sound Blue Bond Fronts and Kings Extra Sound Hinds. Advertise was trained by Martyn Meade.
  • Too Darn Hot gained victory in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. Congratulations to O'Shaughnessy Farriery they shod Too Darn Hot with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound Race Plates and Liberty Nail. Too Darn Hot was trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori.


Kerckhaert Kings Plate Championships, UPDATE!

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

The National Hunt championship will begin to gather pace in the coming months and we look forward to monitoring their progress as the flat championship will switch to all weather racing as the nights draw in.

Currently our leaders are as follows –

1              John Gosden      O'Shaughnessy Farriery (below right)

2              Andrew Balding                 Eugene Cullen

3              David O'Meara  Richard Elkins

4             Charlie Appleby                Derek Poupard and Phil Brook

5              Charles Hills        Sion Davies Farrier Services

A new season has not long begun for the National Hunt trainers but early leaders include –

1              Dan Skelton        Ian ‘Spud’ Allison, Pip Smith, David Webley

2              Nicky Henderson             Chapel Forge Farriers

3              Donald McCain  Alex Lake             Border Counties Farriers Ltd

4              Peter Bowen      Mr A Williams

5              Neil Mulholland                Ed Wilkinson


Retraining of Racehorses at Addington Manor

We were delighted to sponsor the highest placed Retraining of Racehorses series prize run at Addington Manor.

Our congratulations to the following RoR competitors:

Preliminary Championship Test 19 - Louise Robson - The Last Hour

Novice Championship Test 38 - Gaelann East - Mumaathel

Elementary Championship Test 45 - Natasha Jefcoate - Theme park

PYO Championship W - Bridget Gronow - Packers Hill


Celebrate your Kerckhaert Winners

If you have shod a national or international winner, from any discipline, we want to hear about it!

Take a picture of you with the winning horse – or even shoeing it – and get in touch to claim your bottle of bubbles! Call the office on 01908 233909 and speak to Dan Collins.