Shoeing for Race Horses

Best Shoes for the Job

Kerckhaert Kings Plate Outer Rim XT

Kings Outer Rim XT (2 mm)

This style of shoe is used most often on dirt but some tracks also allow it on Turf, making it a dual-purpose choice for some trainers. The outer rim of the shoe is higher than the inside, thus adding some traction element to the entire shoe. It also has a steel insert in the toe to help with wear.


  • Classic Kings shape, rounder in the toe and quarters
  • Used primarily on Thoroughbred racehorses
  • Offers a lot of traction
  • Front only



Front - Unclipped - 4, 5, 6

Complimentary Nails

  • 3-1/2 Race
  • 3-1/2 Race XL
  • 4-1/2 Race
  • 4-1/2 Slim


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