This shoe was worn during the month of November, 2016 by multiple graded stakes winning champion stallion Tapiture while residing at Darby Dan Farm. Tapiture was victorious in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Grade 2 West Virginia Derby, Grade 3 Ack Ack Handicap, Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes and the Grade 3 Southwest 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.