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Weekend Doubleheader Jumpstarts Steeplechase Season With Aiken Races Saturday, Cheshire Hunt Sunday

Steeplechase racing resumes this weekend after a four-month winter break, beginning with a six-race card in Aiken on Saturday and four sanctioned timber contests as part of the Cheshire Hunt Races in Unionville, Pa., on Sunday. The meets are two of 16 on the National Steeplechase Association Spring calendar, which consists of approximately 75 races […]

National Steeplechase Association Partners With StableDuel For 10 Contests Offering Cash Prizes

Player driven contests have become wildly popular among fans of football and baseball, but until now, followers of American steeplechasing have pretty much been left out of the mix. That’s about to change. Beginning April 15 – and running for six consecutive weeks – both experienced handicappers and those who want to feel more connected […]

James Stierhoff, Frank Mullins Appointed To Board Of National Steeplechase Association

The National Steeplechase Association has filled the remaining two vacancies on its board of directors with a familiar name from the Maryland timber circuit and a top executive with one of the NSA’s historic Southern meets. The appointments of James Stierhoff and Frank Mullins, made by NSA President Al Griffin and his executive committee, restore […]

National Steeplechase Association Races Added To Old Dominion Hounds Point-To-Point

National Steeplechase Association horsemen will have the opportunity to compete for purse money with the addition of three sanctioned races worth $65,000 on the April 8 card in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Located at Ben Venue Farm in Washington, Va., the Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point is one of seven spring point-to-points […]

Rosella Hunter Named Business Manager Of National Steeplechase Association

A critical job in any office rests on the shoulders of its business manager, and effective Dec. 1, the National Steeplechase Association has a new one in Rosella Hunter, a native Californian who now makes the NSA’s base of Fair Hill, MD., her home. Besides running the office, Hunter, an equestrian with an eclectic background, […]

Steeplechasing Stalwart Dick Ogden Passes At Age 92

Richard McAllister Ogden, a familiar face on the National Steeplechase Association circuit who went on to become a steward, passed away on Nov. 30 at age 92 at Paoli Hospital in Pennsylvania. Known as Dick to his many friends, the West Chester resident was passionate about racing and spent many afternoons at Parx and Delaware […]

National Steeplechase Association’s Annual Awards Gala Returns After Three-Year Hiatus

In a clear sign signaling that the sport is inching its way back from COVID, the National Steeplechase Association will honor the leading horse and human competitors of 2022 at an awards dinner in Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, Jan. 19, the first such gala in three years. The evening event, at the Maryland Club beginning […]

Old Warrior Prevails: 13-Year-Old Timber Star Mystic Strike Captures Third Hunt Cup

There were enough storylines in this weekend’s National Steeplechase Association 16-race tripleheader in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Georgia to fill a full chapter in the NSA’s 2022 yearbook. At the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Races in Unionville, veteran timber star Mystic Strike made magic one more time, capturing his third Hunt Cup and topping the $300,000 career […]

NSA: Heroics By Andi’amu, Down Royal Made It Gold Cup Day To Remember

If there’s one word that captures Saturday’s International Gold Cup at Great Meadow Race Course in Virginia it’s electrifying. The two highly popular and highly accomplished veterans put on an incredible show in their respective races. Joseph Fowler’s magnificent mare, Down Royal, was up first, in the $75,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson stakes, a Grade […]

‘People’s Champion’: $1,000 Purchase Hewick Totally Dominant In Grand National

It was a great day for the Irish at Far Hills on Saturday as TJ McDonald’s Hewick, a 7-year-old trained by John Joseph “Shark” Hanlon and ridden by Jordan Gainford, crossed the ocean to obliterate the field in the Grade 1, $250,000 Grand National. The margin of victory was 11 1/4 lengths, and the win […]