Kerckhaert Kings Plate - March update
By the time you read this we will be very much looking forward to the Cheltenham Festival and seeing our plates in the winner’s enclosure! Best of luck to all those with entries; farriers do share your pics with the horses you show, it is always good to see them!
This year we introduce our ‘Winner of Month’. Each month we are going to highlight a particular achievement or win(s) for a farrier using Kings Plates.
Winner of the Month – JANUARY 2020
Ben Parker (image, top right) is our January winner for all of his G1 success with Defi Du Seuil and Thyme Hill for trainer Philip Hobbs. A well-earned bottle of champagne will be received by Ben. A great start to the year!
Defi Du Seuil won the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase at Ascot for trainer Philip Hobbs and ridden by Barry Geraghty. Benjamen Parker shod Defi Du Seuil with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sounds and Liberty Secure Nails.
Potters Corner (below, right) was a hugely popular winner of the Welsh Grand National for trainer Christian Williams and young jockey Jack Tudor. Potters Corner is shod by Mark Galliers with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound plates nailed on with Liberty Carrera Cu nails. Mark is a regular customer at Stromsholm South East Wales.
Allmankind won the Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow. Congratulations to Spud Allison, Phill Smith, Dave Webley, who shoe Allmankind, with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound plates nailed on with Liberty Secure Nails. We would like to say thank you to our stockists Horseshoe & Farrier Supplies (Midlands) Ltd for stocking the team with our Kings range. Allmankind was trained by Dan Skelton Racing and ridden by Harry Skelton.
Thyme Hill won the Betway Challow Novices' Hurdle. Congratulations to Benjamen Parker who shod Thyme Hill with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sounds and Liberty Secure Nails. Thyme Hill was trained by Philip Hobbs and ridden by Richard Johnson.
Clan Des Obeaux made it back-to-back wins in the King George VI Chase for trainer Paul Nicholls and ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies. Congratulations to Tom Bougourd who shod Clan Des Obeaux with Kerckhaert Kings Super Sound plates.
The Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle was won by Epatante who is trained by Nicky Henderson and was ridden by Barry Geraghty. Congratulations to Chapel Forge Farriers who shoe Epatante with Kerckhaert Kings Super Sound plates nailed on with Liberty nails.
The World's End won the Marsh Hurdle for trainer Tom George and was ridden by A P Heskin. Well done to farrier who shod The Worlds End with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound plates and Liberty E2 Slim nails.
Northern Beau claimed victory in Cheltenham Club Handicap Chase for trainer Michael Scudamore Racing and ridden by Brendan Powell. Congratulations to Wesley Powell Farrier who shod Northern Beau with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound Race Plates and Liberty Carrera nails.
Esprit Du Large won the Henry VIII Novices' Grade 1 chase. Congratulations to farrier Mark Galliers! Esprit Du Large was shod with Kerckhaert Kings Extra Sound plates which were nailed on with the Liberty Carrera Cu nails. Mark is a regular customer at our Stromsholm South East Wales. Esprit Du Large was trained by Evan Williams Racing and ridden by Adam Wedge.
Papagana won the Racing TV Mares' Hurdle at Kempton for trainer Oliver M C Sherwood and jockey Leighton Aspell. Papagana is shod by Fred Fox with Kerckhaert Kings Super Sound fronts and Kings Extra Sound Wide Clip hinds, with Carrera Secure Steel nails.
The Kerckhaert Kings Plate Championship
The end of another year hailed the end of another flat racing season and we are delighted to confirm the winner Flat Championship for 2019 is John Gosden. O’Shaughnessy Farriery are the successful ‘Kings Platers’ hoofcare team at Clarehaven Stables and will receive a huge bottle of champagne to celebrate their efforts over the last year.
The National Hunt season continues to progress and we are eagerly looking forward to the Cheltenham Festival this month! Some big race winners have had an impact on the championship tables; at the time of writing the leaders are -
1 Nicky Henderson Chapel Forge Farriers
2 Paul Nicholls Tom Bougourd
3 Dan Skelton Ian ‘Spud’ Allison, Pip Smith, David Webley
4 Nigel Twiston-Davies John Benfield
Get in touch!
Contact Dan Collins on 01908 233909 if you shoe racehorses and are interested in learning more about the range of Kerckhaert plates.