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How to make the shoe fit the horse

Ever wonder how horseshoes are fitted and attached to a horse's hoof? Paul Lukas takes us behind the scenes at Belmont.

Updated: June 4, 2008, 2:10 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

It's got to be the shoes.

Only these shoes aren't emblazoned with a swoosh or three stripes, they're made of metal instead of leather and rubber, and they're nailed directly onto the athlete's foot.

Uni Watch is referring to horseshoes, which are every bit as important to a thoroughbred's performance as sneakers are to a basketball player. And with Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown experiencing hoof problems as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, Uni Watch figured this would ...

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