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Louisville, Kentucky: World's (Former) Largest Horseshoe

This 2015 horseshoe was designed to be just a little bit bigger than a 2013 horseshoe in Martinsville, Illinois. Lost its "World's Largest" title circa 2020, when India built a bigger horseshoe.

Kentucky Derby Museum

704 Central Ave., Louisville, KY
Kentucky Derby Museum. I-64 exit 9, then drive north on Hwy 1865/Taylor Blvd for one mile. Turn right onto Central Ave. You'll see the Churchill Downs racetrack entrance on the right. The museum is on the left side of the entrance.
M-Sa 7:30-5, Su 10:30-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $18.
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World's Largest Horseshoe

The horseshoe is back on permanent display at the Kentucky Derby Museum as of April 2023, in its Secretariat exhibit. Paid admission to the museum is required to see it. Also, it is now officially "America's Largest Horseshoe" since somebody in India broke the record a few years ago.

[Jeff Kennedy, 06/29/2023]
World's Largest Horseshoe

The big horseshoe is no longer at the Kentucky Derby Museum. It went to Secretariat's original farm in Virginia.

[C.S.Ray, 03/27/2018]

The horseshoe is on tour and is scheduled to return to the museum in September 2018.

Largest horseshoe.

World's Largest Horseshoe

The newly-minted World's Largest Horseshoe was unveiled at the Kentucky Derby Museum on Sep. 20, 2015, to celebrate the museum's 30th anniversary. It measures 206 cm wide by 213.3 cm high [that's roughly seven feet wide and high] and is made of around 610 pounds of solid aluminum. It was modeled after a horseshoe worn by famous racehorse Secretariat in the 1972 Belmont Park Futurity Stakes. It is mounted so that you (and a couple of other folks) can stand in the middle and get your picture taken. A Thoroughbred would have to stand about 95 feet tall at its withers to be able to wear the World's Largest Horseshoe.

[Jeff K, 09/29/2015]

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