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Mr. Prospector Claiborne Farm Stallion Shoes

Mr. Prospector Claiborne Farm Stallion Shoes

A set of shoes worn by deceased stallion Mr. Prospector, who is unquestionably one of the most influential sires in the history of Thoroughbred racing.This shoes was acquired during the stallion’s time standing at Claiborne Farm. The dual set, well worn but in excellent condition, are mounted on a solid walnut wood plaque with associated engraved brass nameplate. The shoes were obtained by farm General Manager John Sosby who gave them to longtime employee Carrie Bridges. Racing enthusiasts the world over can appreciate the name and breeding accomplishments of Mr. Prospector.Born in 1970, Mr Prospector was a part of the incredible foal crop that included Secretariat, Sham, and Forego. Mr. Prospector only raced 14 times, amassing earnings of $112,171, but in his abbreviated career he set new track records at Gulfstream Park and Garden State Park. Mr. Prospector's real mark on the racing world was made in the breeding shed, where he was a titan of the industry. Over a period of 25 seasons. Mr. Prospector sired 1,178 foals including an amazing 18 European and North American champions. A partial list of his most accomplished progeny include: Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, Preakness winner Tank's Prospect, and Belmont Stakes winner and Horse of the Year Conquistador Cielo. A sire of sires, the impact of Mr. Prospector is even more spectacular as he figures in the pedigrees of an impressive roster of classic winners: Victory Gallop, Real Quiet, Unbridled, Grindstone, Birdstone, Empire Maker, Red Bullet, Hansel, Timber Country, Thunder Gulch, Point Given, Smarty Jones, Commendable, Afleet Alex, Editors Note, Funny Cide, War Emblem, Lemon Drop Kid, Jazil, and the great but ill-fated Barbaro. Mr Prospector's reach continues to be felt today through his descendants -- with both recent Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify tracing back to this incredible stallion. A museum-quality offering of rare and authentically documented shoes. Mr. Prospector died in 1999 at the age of 29 and is buried at Claiborne Farm.

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