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The Shop Scores Secretariat's Horseshoe on 'Pawn Stars' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 6th 2011 6:00PM
Secretariat's shoe on 'Pawn Stars'On Monday's 'Pawn Stars' (Mondays, 10PM on History), a customer brought the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop what he said was a horseshoe worn by Secretariat. If it were a genuine item, it would be a real catch for the guys at the shop, but it needed to be authenticated. So Corey Harrison and the Old Man brought in their expert to check it out.

The customer had a letter signed by Penny Chenery, Secretariat's owner, and the expert said he could establish that the letter had been sent from Chenery's daughter's house in New York. The shoe also had marks consistent with the brand of horseshoe that Secretariat had worn. The big test, according to the expert, was whether it was a race shoe or a farm shoe: race shoes are aluminum and farm shoes are steel.

The verdict? "Not only do I think this horseshoe is, actually came off of Secretariat," said the expert, "but I also believe it actually could have been used in a race that Secretariat ran." To have that was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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i think they tried to rip this guy off..........there expert says had all the marking and make of metal that it was a Secretariat racing shoe......Corey off camera said he had 6 people in mind to buy this if it was real.....

Ok with that said why did the expert then change his mind at the end and say there was no way to tell if it was a race or farm shoe.......Aluminum for racing because of weight for speed and that what this was........Steel for a Farm shoe......

guy also had a letter from the owner and a picture of him next to the horse........what more do ya need i was thinking...........why would the owner who was a friend send him a farm shoe and say in the note don't tell anyone about this or i'll be swamped.....that meaning i think he got the real deal.........

the expert then lowballed the price to 2 grand........so they offered him $1500 ..........he want 4 grand........

they would of got this and sold it for big money i believe......

they did this same song and dance with a girl who brought in Bucky Dents HR shoes......had the right make of shoe and a hand written note on a photo from Dent that said .....good luck with my HR shoe's.....

she turned down there $400 offer .....she should contact Bucky Dent and then sell the should for the Big Money they said they would bring......

this show sometimes i think is a rip off........i can tell when someone brings in a real expensive item they nothing about and Rick has that look......then his so called Experts are busy or out of town to verify the big money so he lowballs them into selling it for cheap with the i'm taking all the risk song and dance..........

mixed feelings on this show but still watch it for the interesting items

July 21 2013 at 8:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The sports expert didn't get it right about the horse shoe. It was clearly a racing shoe that Secretariat could have worn in a race. it was aluminum and it had a toe grab that was worn down. I have been in horse racing most of my life and have seen countless thoroughbred farms and I can attest that on all occasions horses going to the farm have their racing shoes knocked off and in the case of a horse like Secretariat who would have been exercised on the farm he would have worn a flat steel shoe and no toe grab, it is referred to as a training plate.

September 13 2011 at 12:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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you are right.....i believe that they tried to rip this guy off myself.....

the expert said it was a racing shoe then maybe a farm shoe to get the price down....

sometimes i just don\'t trust these guys........but still fun to watch

July 21 2013 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

WTH???? They didn't "score" the shoe, they didn't buy it. Why? Because their expert said there was no way to tell what race the horse wore it in. Therefore, they had to treat it and value it like a farm shoe. Those shoes, even if they belonged to a famous horse, are far less valuable. The seller didn't want to let it go for the small amount the pawn shop offered. This article was flat out wrong and makes me wonder about the whole site.

September 06 2011 at 8:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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