I know there are many posters here who work or have worked with racehorses.
Many of the handicappers as well are aware of the shoe changes . So I have some
news and some questions.
I gotta say that this has to be a rare win especially for Drosselmeyer in the Classic
to be wearing Bars.
Goes to show you how good Bill Mott is too , getting the job done. Pretty amazing.
After I wagered a small bet on Drosselmeyer , due to the great reports I heard all week , I
saw on screen at the OTB , equipment change report . He was listed as wearing bars in front .
I figured there was no chance at that point , figured they were holding his hooves together. Wished I hadn't bet . What a surprise to see him win like that.
In all my recall I can't think of another horse that won a race this huge wearing front bars . BTW Birdrun had the same . Confirmation is in their charts at DRF with the small r
below equip.I had to see it again .
Only thing I can think of is that the Bar Shoes they wore were lighter than the ones used years ago , and possibly with a pad to protect the frog of the foot. He is the
only horse in the race with these shoes and this may be the only race he wore them .
Any input appreciated.