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Lot # 1159: 2006 Tin Man Arlington Million Complete Set of Winning Race Worn Horse Shoes (LOA)

Category: Horse Racing

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Late Summer Classic 2021",
which ran from 8/22/2021 7:00 PM to
9/25/2021 10:00 PM

This unique display features the complete set of track-worn winning shoes from The Tin Man's 2006 Arlington Million victory. The 1 1/4 mile turf race is considered one of the most prestigious events in the sport. The Tin Man came into the race as an 8-year-old racing veteran with a heartwarming comeback story. As a 2-year-old in 2000, he injured tendons in both legs requiring surgery; it wasn't until his 4-year-old season that he won his first stakes in the 2002 American Handicap at Hollywood Park, before being sidelined for 15 months with an ankle injury. In early 2006, he had returned to good form, winning the San Marcos Handicap and the American Handicap for the second time. In the 2006 Arlington Million, The Tin Man, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza wired a talented field, winning by one length. This Tin Man's set of four shoes is attractively mounted on a solid wood plaque along with his image, horse shoe nails, and brass nameplate. The display measures 21x16.5" and comes with accompanying Certificate of Authenticity. A wonderful moment in racing history and an inspirational triumph for "old dudes" everywhere.

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