With a final bid of $44,000 from trainer Jack Fisher on behalf of new client Matt Groff, three-time hurdle winner Selection Sunday topped a select sale of steeplechase horses and prospects Sunday at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains, Va. Gross receipts for the sale were $138,000, with seven horses changing owners. Sold by
The National Steeplechase Foundation will host its first young rider racing clinic at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C. Sunday’s clinic is open to all young riders 18 and under of any skill level. The clinic will cover all the basics of how to get involved and ride in young rider and
The National Steeplechase Foundation expressed its gratitude to champion steeplechase jockeys Ross Geraghty, Kieran Norris, and Paddy Young for sharing their experiences at the Horse World Expo – MD & PA. The discussion was led by young rider moderators Elizabeth Scully and Hunter Holm. NSF would also like to thank Gina Perri and Eric Poretz for
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.
Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard will be honored by New York-based Equine Advocates for his dedication to the humane treatment of racehorses at the organization’s 15th annual awards dinner and auction on Friday, July 29, in Saratoga Springs. Sheppard, who has trained champions over fences and on the flat, will be presented with
If you’re looking for a jump-racing movie this spring, you’ll want to consider Dark Horse, which opens Friday, May 6, in New York and Los Angeles before later distribution across the country. Dark Horse is the real-life story of Dream Alliance, who indeed was the result of a dream alliance. He was bred by a
Approximately 100 steeplechase owners, horsemen, and prospective owners attended the second annual Owner-Trainer Symposium and Steeplechase Sale on Sunday at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains, Va., and heard a panel of owners and owner-trainers describe the many pleasures of jump racing. The symposium panel was introduced by Al Griffin Jr., chairman
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