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# What is the regulation distances between horseshoe poles?

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The regulation distance between horseshoe stakes is 40 feet. The iron rods used as stakes are 36 inches long, with 14 inches remaining above ground. Foul lines are drawn at 27 feet and 37 feet.

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Foul lines at 27 feet are for women, children through age 18, and men 70 years of age or older. The game of horseshoes is also referred to as "pitch." The horseshoes used for the game are approximately 2.5 pounds and have an opening of no more than 3.5 inches. The governing body for horseshoes in the United States is the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association.

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