No Hope: Kentucky’s Charity High Hope Steeplechase Cancelled

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Central Kentucky’s annual High Hope Steeplechase, held each May at the Kentucky Horse Park, has been cancelled due to lack of entries. Organizers announced this weekend that the event, scheduled for May 19, was also called off due to concerns about the course, which had caused them to rethink changing some races to flat events several months ago.

The event typically draws about 10,000 people, and last year generated $20,000 for charity. The High Hope Steeplechase Association offered to refund money and donations given toward this year’s event, which was to benefit Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

The Association will meet with Park officials this week to discuss the event’s future.

Read more at the Lexington Herald Leader

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