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Best Pad Race Weight Pad

Discover why Best Pad™ is the choice of top jockeys, trainers and racetracks in the USA and worldwide.

Created to replace lead weights placed in a carrying pouch under the race saddle, Best Pad™ Race Weight pads provide extra weight and comfort simultaneously. Best Pad™ Race Weight pads, a unique combination of felt, high-density polymer and vulcanized rubber, have revolutionized the horse racing industry. They are flexible, comfortable for horse and rider and contain no lead.

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Why replace lead weights with Best Pad™ Race Weight Pads ?
Distribute the race weight uniformly   Extremely durable
Slip-resistant   Water-resistant
Contoured to the shape of the horse   Meet handicapping requirements
Contain no lead   Prevents workplace health hazard
Clean easily   Maximum comfort for horse and rider

 

Help prevent injuries to horses

Lead weights are often ill-fitted under a race saddle that is also weighted to capacity.  The lead weights focus the force of the race weight onto the horse's withers and back.  Lead weights can restrict shoulder movement, produce a biased "way of going," and cause injury to the muscles in direct contact with the weights. Such problems can cause horses to lose races, become injured, or both.

Reduces health hazards to workers: Lead has long been established as a highly toxic substance. Exposure to lead can produce a wide range of adverse health effects.

Best Pad™ Race Weight pads are the solution to replace lead weights.

What weights are available?

Best Pad™ Race Weight pads are available from 1 to 25 pounds; the pad’s weight is embossed in white on the black surface. Best Pad Race Weight pads are also available in kilogram sizes; please see our International Products for more information.

Personalize your Weight Pads

Each Best Pad™ is imprinted with our telephone number and web address. Other optional features for all Best Pad™ products include deluxe white lettering or raised black lettering to personalize and identify your pads. Use your name or initials or your horse's name. Deluxe White Lettering, 1 inch height is $2.50 per letter. Raised black lettering is $1.50 per letter.

Special logos for stable and association names are available upon request.

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Best Pad™ Race Weight Prices in POUNDS
Weight: Lbs US$   Weight: Lbs US$   Weight: Lbs US$
Ultra-light $130.00

6

$180.00

14

$300.00

1

$130.00

7

$190.00

15

$320.00

1.5

$130.00

8

$200.00

16

$340.00

2

$130.00

9

$210.00

17

$360.00

2.5

$135.00

10

$220.00

18

$380.00

3

$140.00

11

$240.00

19

$400.00

4

$155.00

12

$260.00

20

$420.00

5

$170.00

13

$280.00

25

$520.00

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Best Pad™ Race Weight Prices in KILOGRAMS
Weight: KG US$   Weight: KG US$   Weight: KG US$
Ultra-light $130.00

3.5

$200.00

7.0

$340.00

0.5

$130.00

4.0

$210.00

7.5

$360.00

1.0

$135.00

4.5

$220.00

8.0

$380.00

1.5

$155.00

5.0

$240.00

8.5

$400.00

2.0

$170.00

5.5

$260.00

9.0

$420.00

2.5

$180.00

6.0

$280.00

9.5

$440.00

3.0

$190.00

6.5

$300.00

10.0

$460.00
        

The listed prices, in U S Dollars, are subject to change without notice.

Prices do not include sales tax, shipping and handling charges, nor International tariffs.

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Best Pad™ Weight Products for Racetracks

Racetrack management nationwide is recognizing the need to provide a safer working environment throughout the racetrack. In the jockeys' room, the use of lead weights has become outdated.

Our race weight products can help racetracks create a safer workplace by eliminating hazardous lead while satisfying the need for handicap weight. Our weight products contain no lead.

Products include:

Best Pad™ Race Weight Pads

Best Pad™ Flex-Weight

Best Pad™ Race Weight Shammys

Racetrck Weight Pad Starter Set

Our racetrack customers include Assiniboia Downs, Belterra Park, C.E. Phipps Race Track, California Association of Racing Fairs, Canterbury Park, Churchill Downs, Del Mar Race Course, Delaware Park, Dubai, Ellis Thomas Down, Emerald Downs, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Hazel Park, Hollywood Park, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Keeneland Association, Korean Racing Association, LesBois Park, Lone Star Park, NYRA, Oaklawn Park, Portland Meadows, Prairie Meadows, Remington Park, Rillito Park, Sunland Park Racetrack, Santa Anita Racetrack, Turf Paradise, and Turfway Park.

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Best Pad™ THOROUGHBRED RACE WEIGHT PAD

Race weight pad

Best Pad™ Race Weight pads are used in jockeys' rooms worldwide. In production for almost 25 years, Best Pad™ Race Weight pads are the choice for eliminating lead. Best Pad™ Race Weight pads contain no lead. They comply with handicapping requirements without endangering the safety of the horse and jockey. Best Pad™ Race Weight pads are part of a product line that also includes Best Pad™ Flex-Weights Best Pad™ Shammys A unique combination of felt, high-density polymer and vulcanized rubber, Best Pad™ Race Weight pads are revolutionary in the thoroughbred racing industry. They are contoured to the shape of the horse for maximum comfort for horse and rider.

Best Pad™ Race Weight pads are slip-resistant and extremely durable.  Designed for easy cleaning, they are also water-resistant.

Providing flexibility in adjusting jockeys' race weight, Best Pad™ Race Weight pads are available from one to twenty-five pounds, with the number of pounds stamped on the pad's black surface. Names and logos can also be added for easy identification and security.

PLACE YOUR RACETRACK'S NAME ON YOUR PADS FOR ADDED SECURITY

Deluxe White lettering (1 inch height) $2.50/letter ~ Raised Black lettering $1.50/letter ~ Special lettering/Logos: Please call for quote

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Best Pad™ Race Weight Pads Suggested Starter Set for Racetracks

Keeneland Racetrack jockey race weight pads

We have created a Best Pad™ Race Weight Pad Racetrack Starter Set with suggested quantities and weights based on order histories from our current racetrack customers. Please note that your specific needs may vary since the quantities previously purchased by racetrack are being used in conjunction with jockey/valet/trainer-owned Best Pad™ Race Weight Pads, Flex-Weights and lead weights in pouches and jockeys' saddles.

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Racetrack Starter Set
Best Pad™ Race Weight Pads Quantity
1 Lb 5
2 Lb 3
3 Lb 5
4 Lb 3
5 Lb 3
6 Lb 2
7 Lb 2
8 Lb 1
9 Lb 1
10 Lb 1
Please call for a quote.

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Best Pad™ Flex-Weight

Flex weight variable sizes colors

Best Pad™ Flex-Weight is a flexible, high-density polymer that replaces lead saddle weights. Bar-shaped (as pictured) for pouches, Best Pad™ Flex-Weight provides comfortable handicap weight without lead. They are available in four weight increments: ¼ pound, ½ pound, ¾ pound and 1 pound.

Best Pad™ Flex-Weight is also available in custom shapes. This product contains no lead. Please call for a quote.

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Best Pad™ Flex-Weight

Price list

Weight Lbs. US$   Weight Lbs. US$
1/4 $35.00   3/4 $75.00
1/2 $55.00   1 $100.00

The listed prices, in U S Dollars, are subject to change without notice.

Prices do not include sales tax, shipping and handling charges, nor International tariffs.

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Best Pad™ Race Weight Shammy

Race weight saddle shammy

Race Weight Shammy is a slip resistant, rubber mesh product developed to help achieve precise handicap weight. Best Pad™ Race Weight Shammy provides added weight and prevents saddle slippage.

Embossed with a high density, flexible polymer, Best Pad™ Race Weight Shammy is marked with its weight, identifying name/initials and Best Pad™ logos. Approximately 20" x 20", they are available in four weight increments: ¼ pound, ½ pound, and ¾ pound. This product contains no lead.

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Best Pad™ Race Weight Shammys

Price list

Weight Lbs. US$   Weight Lbs. US$
1/4 $35.00   3/4 $70.00
1/2 $55.00      

The listed prices, in U S Dollars, are subject to change without notice.

Prices do not include sales tax, shipping and handling charges, nor International tariffs.

 

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