The Aggravating Sole Of Raceday!

Why the lost shoes, meeting after meeting?

Why the lost shoes, meeting after meeting?

The racing guru Andrew Bon, when asked about the amount of times this occurs on South African race tracks, explained to Deez Dyanand at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday that we must understand that horses weigh over 500kgs, and their hooves come down heavily – and losing shoes is thus fully understandable.

When asked why it happens mainly in this country, Mr Bon’s response was that it happened all over the world.

Experienced racing man Selwyn Elk writes in the Sporting Post Mailbag and says, hogwash!

I watch racing from the UK on a daily basis and I can’t remember the last time it occurred on an overseas track.

Either the horses overseas weigh a lot loss, or we have inferior farriers.

It has become a joke that at most meetings a race has to be delayed because a horse has to have a shoe refitted.

In my opinion it certainly lacks professionalism and is just not good enough!

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