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NSA President Guy J. Torsilieri spoke with owner Jacqueline Ohrstrom and trainer Richard Valentine at the 2015 event.

Time is running out to make your reservations for the second annual Go Jump Racing Saratoga Hospitality Tent on Thursday, Aug. 25. Tickets, limited to 100, are $50 each and include all the amenities of the Saratoga experience. Contact the NSA office to make your reservations.

The special event, in a paddock tent overlooking all the activity at historic Saratoga Race Course, will offer an unparalleled opportunity to come together on New York Turf Writers Cup (Gr. 1) day and expose other members of the Thoroughbred racing community to the many joys and rewards of steeplechase racing.

Members are urged to attend the event and to bring along members of the flat-racing community as their guests. Food and refreshments will be offered, and the National Steeplechase Association’s Promotion and Growth Committee is planning informational displays to highlight steeplechase racing’s many strengths.

“The first Saratoga event last year was highly successful, and we want to build on its momentum,” said Al Griffin Jr., an NSA board member and chair of the Promotion and Growth Committee.
“We have a great story to tell horse owners and trainers from the world of flat racing,” he said. “We have record-setting purses at meets with very large crowds and great ambience. It’s a combination that can’t be beat, and we want to spread the message at Saratoga, the place where the racing world comes together each summer.”

The first Hospitality Tent event was held in the At the Rail Pavilion and drew a sizable crowd of steeplechase participants and their guests.

Among those who attended was Dogwood Stable founder Cot Campbell and his wife, Anne. Many NSA officers and directors, including Chairman Beverly R. Steinman and President Guy J. Torsilieri, participanted.

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