Saturday, May 02, 2009

Friesan Fire's New Shoes on Derby Morning

by Fran Jurga | Kentucky Derby Day | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog

Dan Burke emailed this photo taken in the pre-dawn backstretch flurry of activity this morning at Churchill Downs. I believe that is trainer Larry Jones with his back to the camera, holding his horse, Friesan Fire, the current favorite for the 135th Kentucky Derby while Todd Boston adjusts his front shoes. Thanks, Dan!

© Fran Jurga and Hoofcare Publishing. No use without permission. You only need to ask. Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog is a between-issues news service for subscribers to Hoofcare and Lameness Journal. This blog may be read online at the blog page, checked via RSS feed, or received via a digest-type email (requires signup in box at top right of blog page). To subscribe to Hoofcare and Lameness (the journal), please visit the main site,, where many educational products and media related to equine lameness and hoof science can be found. Questions or problems with this blog? Send email to