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Kings Plate (Flush Toe)

Kings XT (2mm)

Kings Plate (Flush Toe)

The Kings Plate is used in turf racing and is often used in the early training stages of the race horse. It is also a very good shoe for the western pleasure show horse and smaller hunters. The features of this shoe include a flush toe insert, sole relief, good nail placement with plenty of options, and a heel taper that saves time. The web of the shoe is slightly wider providing a good base of support and strength to prevent spreading. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Kings XT (2mm)

The XT version of the Kings Plate is also allowed on many turf tracks. Commonly used by trainers when horses may race either on turf or dirt. Toe grab is 3/32" (2mm) above the surface of shoe. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Front or Hind - Unclipped - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Front - Unclipped - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Hind - Unclipped - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Kings Low Toe (3.9mm)

Kings Regular Toe (5.5mm)

Kings Low Toe (3.9mm)

The Kings Low Toe style offers another option for dirt tracks. The toe grab is 3/16" (3.9mm) above the surface of the shoe. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Kings Regular Toe (5.5mm)

The Regular Toe is used primarily on dirt tracks. The toe grab is 1/4" (5.5mm) above the surface of the shoe. The hind pattern is often used in conjunction with other styles of front shoes. The web of the shoe is slightly wider providing a good base of support and strength to prevent spreading, especially on "stall kickers." Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Front - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Front - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6
Hind - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Kings Degree Hind XT (2mm) and Regular Toe (5.5mm)

Kings Outer Rim XT (2mm)

Kings Degree Hind XT (2mm) and Regular Toe (5.5mm)

This is a hind pattern shoe used most often to raise the heels on a horse that has a tendency to run down behind. Available in hind pattern only, it comes with two toe grab styles; XT and Regular toe. The Regular toe is also available with toe clips. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Kings Outer Rim XT (2mm)

This outer rim style has the classic Kings shape, rounder in the toe and quarters. Used primarily on Thoroughbred racehorses, the Outer Rim offers a lot of traction. Front only. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/3 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

XT Hind - Unclipped - 7
RT Hind - Unclipped - 4, 7
RT Hind - Toe Clipped - 4, 7

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Front - Unclipped - 4, 5, 6

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Kings Extra Sound Clipped

Synergy XT (2mm)

Kings Extra Sound Clipped

Racing markets in various parts of the world have found clips to be extremely useful in keeping shoes secure. The North American racing market has also been moving in this direction. The side clipped Kings plates are available in a flush toe style with wider web for additional support. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Synergy XT (2mm)

The Synergy shoe is available with an XT insert only (2mm). This shoe eases problems that occur on synthetic surfaces as a result of too much traction using beveled aluminum that comes to the top of the insert in front of the toe. Synergy XT Fronts and Hinds can be used on any track surface, including those requiring a toe grab of no more than 2mm. Hinds are also available with toe clips. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Hind - Side Clipped - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Front and Hind - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Hind -Toe Clipped - 4, 5, 6, 7

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Fast Break & Fast Break XT

Tradition Series

Fast Break & Fast Break XT

The Fast Break series is available with a flush toe insert or XT toe grab (2mm). The narrower pattern, with a slight radius already in the toe has met with accolades. Top trainers are finding this to be a dream, especially on younger horses. Less stress on the upper limb, and better hoof condition as well, make it an excellent option on the racetrack. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Tradition Series

The Tradition series racing plates from Kerckhaert offer the North American market an option for shoeing styles and feet that require a narrower pattern than the Kings. The main design differences are the shape, a slight taper in the width from toe to heel, a nail pattern that is spread and punched slightly finer. This has met with a good response from farriers in the market. They are finding that the Tradition and the Kings shape have a place in their trucks due to the wider variations of front shaped feet. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Front - Unclipped - 4, 5, 6, 7
XT Front - Unclipped - 4, 5, 6, 7

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Tradition XT Regular Toe (2mm)

Tradition Low Toe (3.9mm)

Tradition XT Regular Toe (2mm)

2mm toe grab, allowed on turf and synthetic tracks throughout North America. Front and hind patterns. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Tradition Low Toe (3.9mm)

3.9mm toe grab, allowed on all dirt tracks and some synthetic surfaces in North America. Available unclipped and front pattern only. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Front - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Hind - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Front - Unclipped - 4, 5, 6

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Tradition Regular Toe (5.5mm)

Tradition Quarter Horse Toe (8mm)

Tradition Regular Toe (5.5mm)

5.5mm toe grab, allowed on most dirt tracks. Commonly used on front feet of racing Quarter Horses. Front and hind patterns. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Tradition Quarter Horse Toe (8mm)

8 mm toe grab, used behind on some Thoroughbreds on dirt tracks and many racing Quarter Horses. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Front - Unclipped - 3, 5, 6
Hind - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Hind - Unclipped - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Tradition Quarter Horse Toe Hind - Toe Clipped (8mm)

Tradition Regular Toe and XT Clipped

Tradition Quarter Horse Toe Hind - Toe Clipped (8mm)

The Tradition Quarter Horse Toe Hind is now available in a Toe Clipped version. The Toe Clipped Hind is gaining in popularity due to the ease of application and added stability. Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Tradition Regular Toe and XT Clipped

The Tradition clipped shoes have hit the market at a full gallop. They are excellent in stall situations where concrete or cement block is the construction type. The clips of the Kerckhaert shoes are recognized for their strength and appropriate size. Shoes are symmetrical

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Hind - Toe Clipped (8mm) - 4, 5, 6

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XT - Hind - Toe Clipped - 4, 5, 6, 7
Regular Toe - Hind - Toe Clipped - 4, 5, 6, 7

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Legendary XT (2mm)

Legendary RT

Legendary XT (2mm)

The Legendary Shoe is a front only pattern that provides additional thickness for strength and wear with high grade aluminum. It features wide Sole Relief and beveled heels with toe nail position that allows use of a nail puller. Sand blasted foot surface. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

Legendary RT

The hind shape of the Kerckhaert Legendary RT 6 is slightly more pointed than the Tradition and Kings shape and is thicker, as well.

XT - Front - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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RT Hind - 4, 5, 6, 7

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Steel Training

 

Steel Training

Light and Heavy. Whether you’re shoeing for the Keeneland select sale or putting the first shoes on the “runner” down the road, the DR 15x7 or Kings DR 16x8 will fit the bill. The shoe shapes, combined with excellent nail placement and fit, make shoeing the yearling or two year old a lot easier. Shoes are symmetrical.

Punched for 3-1/2 Race, 3-1/2 Race XL, 4-1/2 Race or 4-1/2 Slim.

 
Front - DR 15x7 - Unclipped - 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Front - Kings DR 16x8 - Unclipped - 27, 28, 29, 30, 32

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