These shoes were worn by Grade I winning mare Soaring Softly while residing at Darby Dan Farm as a broodmare. Soaring Softly was victorious in the inaugural Grade I Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf, as well as the Grade I Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap, Grade 2 New York Handicap, and Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay Handicap.
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. Each mounted shoe is accompanied by a certificate of authentication from Owner John Phillips.