Steeplechase

‘Classy’ Scorpiancer Tops Fisher Trio For Grade 1 Lonesome Glory

Trainer Jack Fisher will saddle a trio of top contenders with Scorpiancer, Moscato and Hinterland in a contentious nine-horse field assembled for Thursday’s Grade 1, $150,000 Lonesome Glory, a 2 1/2-mile jumps event at Belmont Park. Scorpiancer, one of two entrants for owners Bruton Street-US, captured the 2016 Lonesome Glory to secure his first Grade […]

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‘People’s Horse’ Tiger Roll Sets Course For Historic Third Grand National

Tiger Roll will run only twice this season before bidding to become the first horse in history to win the £1-million Randox Health Grand National for a third consecutive year, his trainer Gordon Elliott has revealed. In April, Tiger Roll emulated the legendary Red Rum to win the world’s greatest steeplechase back to back. Trainer […]

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Winston C Seeks Another Grade 1 Win At Saratoga In Thursday’s New York Turf Writers Cup

Hudson River Farms’ Winston C will look for back-to-back Grade 1 scores at Saratoga Race Course when he headlines Thursday’s $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, a 2 3/8-mile steeplechase event. One of two entrants for Jonathan Sheppard along with All the Way Jose, Winston C returns for Thursday’s test from a convincing 3 ½-length […]

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Show Court ‘Doing Well’ Ahead Of Title Defense In Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase

Mark W. Buyck, Jr.’s Show Court, a 14-1 upset winner last year, returns to defend his title in Thursday’s Grade 1, $150,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial at Saratoga Race Course. The first steeplechase graded stakes at Saratoga’s 40-day meet, the 23rd running of the 2 1/16-mile hurdle stakes will see the Irish-bred 10-year-old son of Vinnie […]

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Racing Post: Retired Steeplechase Jockey McCoy Enjoying The Race From The Ground

Just because retired steeplechase jockey AP McCoy isn’t chasing win records anymore doesn’t mean he’s stepped away from the jumps racing scene. An inconspicuous point-to-point winner in England marked a new phase in McCoy’s new career, according to The Racing Post. Hudson Yard, who won at the Chaddesley Corbett point-to-point at Worcestershire for trainer Ciaran […]

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All-Stakes Pick 4 Set For Belmont, Monmouth At Far Hills On Oct. 20

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and Monmouth at Far Hills will partner to offer horseplayers an all-stakes Pick 4 on Saturday, October 20. The Empire Showcase Day card from Belmont Park features eight stakes races for New York-bred horses including the featured $300,000 Empire Classic, a 1 1/8 miles dirt route for 3-year-olds […]

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After A Year Off, Steeplechase Races Come Back To Monmouth Park

Steeplechase racing returns to Monmouth Park on Thursday following a one-year hiatus, with three jump races highlighting the eight-race card. All three Steeplechase races will be contested at 2 and 3/8ths miles with eight jumps over National Fences. The rail for the turf course for all three events will be at 24 feet. Headlining the trio of Steeplechase races […]

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Modem Looks To Go One Better In Thursday’s A.P. Smithwick

Robert Kinsley’s Modem will look to take the next step coming off five straight runner-up efforts when he headlines a seven-horse field in the Grade 1, $175,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course. The first steeplechase graded stakes at Saratoga’s 40-day meet, the 22nd running of the 2 1/16-mile hurdle stakes will […]

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The Mid-Atlantic’s Long Legacy Of Horsemanship

Although Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” a quick trip east to Maryland or Virginia provides excellent reminders that it doesn’t hold a monopoly on the title. In fact, you might say Kentucky wouldn’t have gotten to be “Kentucky” without the particular brand of horsemen who got a start in the […]

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Portrade Bids To Repeat In Thursday’s New York Turf Writers Cup

The Fields Stable’s Portrade will bid to repeat in the Grade 1, $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup – the premier steeplechase race on Saratoga Race Course’s docket –  on Thursday at 2 3/8 miles in Race 1. Trainer Elizabeth Voss has won the last two Turf Writers Cups, saddling Bob Le Beau in 2015 […]

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