Statement on Aluminum Plates, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01

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Statement on Aluminum Plates BALTIMORE, »W.. April 30. — In a recent column, Kent Cochran, Daily Racing Form California columnist, quoted Reggie Cornell as saying that his horse. Silky Sullivan, must wear steel plates as he bends aluminum. Leonard Licpman, president, of the Victory Racing Plate Company of Baltimore, issued the following statement here today: "Victory Plates will never bend on a horse as they arc much stiffer and have far greater strength than steel horseshoes. You can bend the steel plate in your hands with ease but I challenge anyone to bend the Victory aluminum plate. There is a spring in the feel of the aluminum plate. If you try to bend it, it comes right back flat, whereas the steel plate, which is really made of soft iron, will stay bent. Furthermore, Cornell states a real hard track may sting Silkys, feet a little. That happens with many horses that wear steel horseshoes as they are so thin and narrow that they do not give the horse the cushion and protection he needs. Victory Plates with the wide web afford that protection:" i

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