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Martinsville, Illinois: World's Largest Horseshoe

Certified by Guinness World Records in 2013, then beaten by a slightly larger rival in Kentucky in 2015. It's still the World's Heaviest Horseshoe. Also, this one is outdoors.

Martinsville Agricultural Fairgrounds

620 S. York St., Martinsville, IL
Co Hwy 5, north side at entrance to fairgrounds.
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World's Largest Horseshoe

The world's largest horseshoe stands at the entrance to the Martinsville fairgrounds.

[Jackie Edington, 07/09/2014]

The claim to fame as world's largest became official in 2013, when this 1,144-pound cast iron horseshoe was verified by Guinness World Records. Then in 2015 it was surpassed by a slightly larger horseshoe in Kentucky that weighed half as much.

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