Carl J. Torsilieri, the father of former longtime NSA President Guy Torsilieri, the chairman of the Far Hill Races in New Jersey and the current NSA board chairman, died peacefully yesterday at the age of 93. He had a remarkable life full of accomplishments, but none that he considered nearly as important as his family.
Robins and groundhogs aside, another sure sign of spring for the steeplechase community is the arrival of the NSA’s annual membership materials in the mail. This year’s regular member pin salutes 2020’s leading owner, Bruton Street-US, and is emblazoned with the stable’s blue-and-yellow colors. The patron pin, which comes with a matching “guest” pin, sports
When your parents are accomplished trainers, racing is literally, figuratively, and undeniably in your blood. So there really was little doubt from day one that McLane Hendriks was destined for a career at the track in one capacity or another. At 29, McLane already has been in riding competitively for 20 years, his first mount
Following the unveiling of the 2021 spring calendar last week, the National Steeplechase Association has released the accompanying Conditions Book, which spells out eligibility, distance, and purse details of 62 races spread over 13 meets. The book can be accessed or downloaded from the NSA web site at https://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-Spring-Conditions-Book.pdf Working in collaboration with the Steeplechase
After a disheartening 2020 season that resulted in the pandemic-related cancellation of the majority of events, the National Steeplechase Association working in conjunction with the race directors at individual meets have assembled an action-packed 2021 spring schedule focused squarely on restoring as much normalcy as possible to the sport at a time when so much
Three familiar personalities on the National Steeplechase Association circuit have been elected to the organization’s board of directors, the governing body of jump racing in America. Leslie White Carpenter, race director for the Willowdale Steeplechase in Kennett Square, Pa., for the past eight years and the former director of the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup in Unionville