Wayne Rice

Barefootin’: A Healthy Choice for Soundness?

Tradition dictates that racehorses should be shod to get good traction and to protect the hoof, but some trainers believe not all horses should be shod, especially those racing on synthetic surfaces. For the past seven years, Wayne Rice has raced all but one of his 30-horse string barefoot, making an estimated 1,200 barefoot starts. […]

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For Some, Keeneland Surface Change Impacts Shoeing On The Backstretch

This past weekend, Keeneland began its first spring meet since switching back from its artificial to a dirt surface. The impacts of the switch were obvious for handicappers, trainers, and jockeys, but many fans may not have considered that the change would affect farriers, too. Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog reported that Tahoe Warrior, a Wayne […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Continuing the Tradition

Taylor Rice sat completely still aboard 3-year-old Giggle Fit in the stretch of Presque Isle Downs on Sunday … except for her head, which kept turning back to see the field one, two, three and three-quarters lengths behind her. It was Rice’s first start as a jockey, but she may as well have been looking […]

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