Make your reservations now for the gala annual Steeplechase Champions Dinner and Dance to be held Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Maryland Club in Baltimore. The celebration of the sport’s champions is sponsored by the National Steeplechase Association and the Steeplechase Owners and Trainers Association.
All the 2018 leaders will be honored at the dinner and dance, which will kick off with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by the presentation of the 2018 awards. Music will be provided by The Release.
The reservations deadline is Monday, Jan. 7, and tickets are $150 per person. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Courtney Reid, the NSA’s manager of racing operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The reservation form can be downloaded at https://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/AwardsDinnerForm2018.pdf. The form also contains information on room reservations at the nearby Hotel Indigo at special rates.
Mark your calendars for Jan. 18 for the National Steeplechase Association’s annual Awards Dinner. Join with other steeplechase enthusiasts at the Maryland Club in Baltimore for this gala event.
Details will be forthcoming, but be sure to put that Thursday evening in your calendar. The event will honor champion horses as well as the champion owner, trainer, and jockeys.
The dinner will follow the annual NSA Race Chairmen’s meeting beginning at 10 a.m. that day at the Maryland Club.
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