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Mark your calendars for Jan. 18 for the National Steeplechase Association’s annual Awards Dinner. Join with other steeplechase enthusiasts at the Maryland Club in Baltimore for this gala event.

Details will be forthcoming, but be sure to put that Thursday evening in your calendar. The event will honor champion horses as well as the champion owner, trainer, and jockeys.

The dinner will follow the annual NSA Race Chairmen’s meeting beginning at 10 a.m. that day at the Maryland Club.

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SOME FACTS ABOUT JUMP RACING IN NORTH AMERICA

$6,140,000

NSA PURSES IN 2016

498 HORSES

RAN IN 2016

+1,000,000

SPECTATORS EACH YEAR

12 STATES

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