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NSA: State Of Affair Dominates Saratoga Allowance Hurdle

Gill Johnston’s State of Affair started fast and finished faster, romping by daylight under Tom Garner in Wednesday’s Saratoga allowance hurdle for non-winners of two. Breaking swiftly in the 2 1/16-mile contest, the 6-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, trained by Todd Wyatt, was joined by Carrington Holdings’ Hurtgen Forest, with Jamie Bargary up, and the […]

NSA: Barry Foley Retains Hot Hand At Colonial; Trainer-Rider Sean McDermott Dominates Handicap

Hot jockey Barry Foley continued his winning ways in the first of two NSA jump races on Monday at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va. Teaming up with owner Jacqueline Ohrstrom and trainer Richard Valentine, Foley notched his third win of the summer season, aboard Connagh’s Quay, a son of Flintshire, bred in Kentucky by […]

Jumps Racing Continues This Week At Colonial, Saratoga

A trio of National Steeplechase Association contests are on tap this week as the summer season continues at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., and at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. At Colonial, a field of nine is expected for the opener, at 12:15 p.m., a $40,000 maiden hurdle for […]

Steeplechase: Veterans Vs. Newcomers In Wednesday’s Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes At Saratoga

The National Steeplechase Association’s summer season continues this week with the $75,000 Jonathan Kiser novice stakes at Saratoga. On Wednesday, a field of seven is expected to face NYRA starter Hector Soler in the Kiser, at 2 1/16 miles. Leslie Young saddles Leipers Fork Steeplechasers’ Perfect Tapatino and Maranto Manor’s newcomer Lydford. Perfect Tapatino, an […]

Newcomers Ancient Times, New Appointment Score In Summer Steeplechase Kickoff At Colonial

In the first steeplechase of the National Steeplechase Association summer season, Carrington Holdings’ Ancient Times, a 5-year-old New York-bred, went wire-to-wire under Mark Watts to score by 2 ¾ lengths in a $40,000 maiden special weights hurdle at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va. Riverdee Stable and Ten Strike Racing’s Awakened, ridden by Jamie Bargary, […]

Full Fields Set For Steeplechase Summer Kickoff At Colonial Downs

The National Steeplechase Association summer schedule at the flat tracks gets underway on Monday at Colonial Downs, with two rich $40,000 maiden special weights hurdle races, including one for fillies and mares, in New Kent, Va., about a half-hour East of Richmond. Here’s a link to the overnight entries: https://nationalsteeplechase.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Colonial-July11-WedEntries.pdf. The races are the first […]

NSA: Snap Decision Reasserts His Dominance In Iroquois Steeplechase

Saturday’s steeplechasing doubleheader at the Iroquois in Nashville, and Willowdale Races some 800 miles away in Kennett Square, Pa., offered a half-million-dollar feast for jumpers at every level of the sport. With 13 races and nearly a half-million dollars in purses on the line, the two meets drew 79 hurdle and timber entries from maidens, […]

NSA: Snap Decision Chasing Repeat Victory In America’s Longest Hurdle Stake

This Saturday’s $150,000 Iroquois in Nashville was supposed to be a showdown between steeplechasing’s brightest stars, Bruton Street-US’ Snap Decision and Buttonwood Farm’s The Mean Queen, whose rivalry last fall drew worldwide media and fan attention. But even though an injury to the Eclipse-Award winning “Queen” has put their battle-of-the-sexes rematch on hold, a stellar […]

NSA: Rough Weather Doesn’t Hinder Andi’amu In Virginia Gold Cup

Weather loomed large for last weekend’s race meets, with prolonged rain and chilly temperatures, especially at the Virginia Gold Cup Races, making for challenging conditions. But, as always, the races themselves were the star of the show, with accomplished veterans and newcomers sharing the spotlight. Also finding themselves in the winner’s circle once again were […]