The “Queen” continues her reign in American Grand National Saturday’s Far Hills Races in New Jersey lived up to its reputation as the meet that crowns champions, as the two titans of American steeplechasing, Buttonwood Farm’s The Mean Queen and Bruton Street-US’ Snap Decision, engaged in an epic showdown before a worldwide television audience on
Steeplechasing returns to the sport’s biggest stage After last year’s cancellation due to Covid-19, the Far Hills Race Meeting in New Jersey will celebrate its centennial on Saturday with a six-race, all-stakes hurdle card showcasing the best of American steeplechase racing — including the highly anticipated rematch between The Mean Queen and Snap Decision in
McKenna sweeps card; Morris scores a hat trick On a day filled with racing thrills and exciting finishes, it was the human achievements that stood out most at Saturday’s National Steeplechase Association’s Genesee Valley Hunt Races in Geneseo, N.Y., and Virginia Fall Races in Middleburg. At Genesee, 18-year-old sensation Skylar McKenna swept all four races
For the first time this fall, two race meets will take place concurrently on the National Steeplechase Association calendar, offering horsemen and two dozen riders 12 opportunities to compete across a wide range of conditions from maiden claimers to stakes, over hurdles, timber, and mixed obstacles, and on the flat. At stake: $180,000 in purses.
Steeplechasing returned to historic Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday for the 43rd running of the Foxfield Races, and by day’s end, six different owners, jockeys, and trainers shared in winner’s-circle glory at the new-and-improved course. Shaka takes maiden claiming opener for the Daltons Jeffrey Morris’ Shaka, a four-year-old son of Curlin who began his jump racing
After a two-year hiatus, fall steeplechasing returns to Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday with the 43rd running of the Foxfield Races. But it won’t be the same old meet. Major improvements to the course and grounds, new partnerships with charitable organizations, a de-emphasis on the consumption of alcoholic beverages, and a commitment to becoming a good