This shoe was worn by Grade I winning stallion Shackleford while residing at Darby Dan Farm as a stallion. Shackleford was victorious in the Grade I Preakness Stakes, Grade I Clark Handicap, Grade I Metropolitan Handicap, and Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes.
The oak plaque upon which the shoe is mounted is handmade by retired jockey, Jack Neagle, in the Darby Dan woodshop. The wood comes from a pin oak tree planted under the direction of E.R. Bradley (Idle Hour Farm - circa 1906) and recovered by Darby Dan Farm after a storm in 2009.
The plaque measures 7x11" and is equipped with a sawtooth hanging unit. The mounted shoe is accompanied by a certificate of authentication from Owner John Phillips.