Columbus, NC – January 29, 2021 – The 73rd Tryon Block House Races, the historic steeplechase of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club, has been rescheduled from its original date on April 10 to June 5, 2021 at the Green Creek Race Track in Columbus, NC. With safety at the forefront of the decision making, race
The end of 2020 is almost here and around the world, all one hears are choruses of “good riddance.” Certainly our sport of steeplechasing was negatively impacted when one looks at the numbers. Racing opportunities severely curtailed. Purses cut by 70%. Our jockey colony diminished by injury, sickness and immigration limitations. No spectators at most race meets that did run.
Dear NSA Constituency: There has been considerable chatter in our community regarding an incident that occurred at the Steeplechase at Callaway on November 7, the Stewards decision, an appeal of that decision to the NSA’s Hearing Review and Appeals Committee and the Committee’s decision. Although the NSA Board has no jurisdiction over rules interpretation and
The Hall of Fame conditioner shipped six jumpers to Ireland for a winter campaign, aiming Eclipse-award champion Winston C to the biggest prize – the Cheltenham Festival. Elkton, MD. — Nearing age 80, Jonathan Sheppard has amassed just about every accolade possible in thoroughbred racing. In a career that began in the U.S. nearly 60
Elkton, MD. — The National Steeplechase Association (NSA) announced today the fall season’s first sanctioned race meet, The Foxfield Fall Races, will take place Sunday, October 4 in Charlottesville, VA. While the races will run without spectators and under strict health and safety protocols, the NSA will livestream the races, feature commentary from the industry’s
The Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation announced the purchase of six flights of EASYFIX Fences. The fences, designed with the input of the NSA Safety Committee and NSA horsemen, arrived in the US two weeks ago and have been distributed to three separate locations in the mid-Atlantic, to give NSA horsemen an opportunity to school over