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Zilco Race Hood Airlite Mesh/Cup for Race Horses

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Zilco Race Hood Airlite Mesh/Cup for Race Horses


Lightweight blinkers help keep the racing horse focused.

Sometimes referred to as blinkers, race hoods are generally used to restrict the horse's vision to some extent (depending on whether a full cup or half cup is used) in order to encourage them to focus on the race rather than what is going on around them. Zilco Race Hood Airlite Mesh/Cup for Race Horses is a very light nylon mesh with some stretch, that allows full air circulation. All hoods in the Airlite range are fastened with clips and elastic straps under the neck. This model (sometimes referred to as a "pacifier") has a mesh eye, which apart from protecting the eyes from debris, has a remarkable calming effect on the horse. The mesh eye is stitched onto the hood, and includes a lace-on half cup, which may be removed or repositioned as required.


  • Keeps horses focused while racing
  • Lightweight
  • Mesh cup design for comfort

Technical description:

100% Synthetic.

Washing instructions:

Wipe with damp sponge to clean.

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Nice product

This is my second purchase of this 'hood'. I play Polocrosse and they are essential for safe play. I use the screens but not the blinkers. The quality is good and I feel a fair price. The first one I bought for a warm blood horse and I added a piece of elastic down the center because her head is HUGE! The recent purchase is fine for a normal size horse.

Fine, but....

For a smaller horse, they are perfect. It fits my Morgan and our Arab perfectly. Just fits my husband's 5 year old quarter/arab cross with no room to spare. But on our quarter horses, they are too small :-( Unfortunately, I purchased it for my husband's quarterhorse mare.....