diagram of a horseshoe pit
Illustration: Carl Wiens
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Building the Horseshoe Pit

3. Roger filled the frame with 6 tons of coarse sand, creating a 6-inch-thick layer that he raked level.

4. Using a sledgehammer, he drove 3-foot metal stakes into either end of the pit, leaving 36 feet between them. The stakes protrude a regulation height of 15 inches above the playing surface.
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