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The National Steeplechase has just announced the summer racing schedules for Saratoga Race Course and Colonial Downs. The New York Racing Association has carded nine jump races for the Spa — the same as last year — but purses have been increased significantly — from a total of $554,000 in Covid decimated 2020 to $785,000

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    Saratoga, Colonial set summer steeplechase calendar

    The National Steeplechase has just announced the summer racing schedules for Saratoga Race Course and Colonial Downs. The New York Racing Association has carded nine jump races for the Spa — the same as last year — but purses have been increased significantly — from a total of $554,000 in Covid decimated 2020 to $785,000...
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    Catching up with… Zach Miller

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