I finally found a photo of Big Brown’s loose shoe on ESPN.
I can’t tell if it’s like this cushioned, glue-on Yasha horseshoe they said Big Brown was going to wear at Belmont. I think they even showed one on TV right before the race. But the close-up of Brownie’s loose shoe looks to me like there’s a bit of nail sticking out.
The Yasha doesn’t look like it uses any nails. So at the last minute did they switch shoes on Big Brown? Why? He’d been winning races on Yashas.
Why isn’t anybody but a cat asking these questions?