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Shawan Downs Recap: Storm Team Runs Away From Andi’amu In Brown Advisory Timber

Saturday’s eight-race card at Shawan Downs in Cockeysville, Md., was a reminder of what makes steeplechase racing at the hunt meets a day of glorious family fun. Fans picnicking under the bright blue autumn sky in a relaxed, picture-perfect setting of rolling hills and trees, and the non-stop excitement of top-flight athletes competing for purse […]

‘New’ Legacy Chase Kicks Off Fall NSA Hunt-Course Season

After more than two months of high-profile flat-track steeplechase action at Saratoga, Colonial Downs, and Aqueduct, the National Steeplechase Association returns to the hunt-meet courses on Saturday with the 22nd Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs equestrian center in Cockeysville, Md. Jump racing at the flat tracks is a far cry from the atmosphere and activities […]

Champion Steeplechaser The Mean Queen Returns In Thursday’s Entenmann At Aqueduct

Away from the races since a narrow victory over Snap Decision in the Grade 1 Grand National at Far Hills last October which cemented her championship, The Mean Queen was also nominated to Thursday’s G1 Lonesome Glory at Aqueduct, but opted for the Entenmann as a softer opportunity to ease back into competition. At 2 […]

Fall Steeplechase Season Offers Purses Of $1.9 Million; Action Returns To Aqueduct For First Time Since 1974

After a successful 24-race summer campaign at Colonial Downs and Saratoga, the National Steeplechase Association launches its two-month fall season on Sept. 15, with the first of a dozen meets that will take place as far north as Geneseo, N.Y. and as far south as Pine Mountain, Ga. The march to year-end honors begins with […]

Memorial Set For Race Director, NSA Stalwart Skip Achuff

Family and friends of C. Wayne “Skip” Achuff, who served as race director of the Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern, Pa., for nearly two decades, will have an opportunity to celebrate his life in a pair of memorials scheduled for October and November. The first will be held at Thornbury Farm CSA, 1256 Thornbury Road, West […]

Millionaire Cross Border To Embark On Steeplechase Career With Keri Brion

Cross Border, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, was last seen on Travers Day at Saratoga in the prestigious Grade 1, $750,000 Sword Dancer Stakes. The 8-year-old New York-bred son of English Channel is now part of the Keri Brion barn and will kick off his National Steeplechase Association career at the Far Hill Races in […]

NSA: Awakened Caps Huge Summer for Jockey Jamie Bargary At Colonial

The National Steeplechase Association summer racing season ended with a thrilling finish as Riverdee Stable and Ten Strike Racing’s regally-bred Awakened unleashed an all-out rally to nail South Branch Equine’s Robert’s Luxury by a nose in the final stride in Monday’s $50,000 flat race for jumpers at Colonial Downs. The two-mile contest over Colonial’s outer […]

NSA: Theocrat Repels Stablemate Freddy Flintshire In Saratoga’s Michael G. Walsh Novice Stakes

Coming from off the pace under Bernie Dalton, Atlantic Friends Racing’s Theocrat rallied through the stretch and repelled a challenge from Upland Flats Racing’s Freddy Flintshire to narrowly take the seventh and final steeplechase race at the Spa for the season. It was the second straight win for the five-year-old Irish-bred son of Teofilo, who […]

NSA: Busy Week Ahead For Jumpers At Colonial, Saratoga

As the summer steeplechase season winds down, four races are on tap this week at Colonial Downs in Virginia and Saratoga in upstate New York. It’s a busier week than usual as a result of the rescheduling of the $75,000 Michael G. Walsh novice stakes at the Spa, which was postponed by heavy overnight rain […]

Least Experienced In Field, Our Bab Kicks Clear In Randolph Rouse Stakes

Leipers Fork Steeplechasers’ Our Bab, the least experienced runner in the field of seven, made a wide sweeping move turning for home and opened up through the lane to score by three lengths in the featured $100,000 Randolph D. Rouse stakes for fillies and mares. For the 4-year-old Irish-bred daughter of Walk In The Park, […]