Dawalan and Mr. Hot Stuff, who competed in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover competition in September, are spending the winter together on Rosie Allen’s Maryland farm. She captured the gray Dawalan and Mr. Hot Stuff playing in their paddock. Both won the Grand National (Gr. 1) and Dawalan was the 2015 Eclipse Award winner.
Two-time Grade 1 winner Winston C, Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) winner Scorpiancer, and Grand National (Gr. 1) winner Brain Power are the finalists for 2019’s Eclipse Award as champion steeplechase horse. Eclipse Award finalists in all categories were announced Saturday. The Eclipse Awards will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Gulfstream Park in
The Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation announced today that the charitable organization has elected two new trustees and has re-elected a third. Elected to the Board of Trustees of the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit are Diane Naylor and Dixon Stroud. With her husband, Irv, Mrs. Naylor is a prominent owner of steeplechase horses, and they have
Guy J. Torsilieri announced today that he will step down from the National Steeplechase Association presidency at the next meeting of the Board of Directors on Jan. 17. A business owner and chairman of the Far Hills Race Meeting, Torsilieri has led the NSA since 2009, a period of growth and innovation within the sport.
He said he will continue as a member of the Board of Directors and will remain active in the affairs of the NSA.
“I concluded that, as we embark on a new decade, it was a good point to turn over the reins to a new generation and new leaders,” Torsilieri said. “I am extremely proud of what the National Steeplechase Association has accomplished during my tenure, and I am also proud of the leadership that has emerged within our sport.
“While I will continue to be deeply involved in steeplechasing and the NSA, I am confident that the future is in good, capable hands.”
There’s still time to make reservations for the annual Steeplechase Awards Dinner and Dance to be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Maryland Club in Baltimore. The gala evening is sponsored by the National Steeplechase Association and the Steeplechase Owners and Trainers Association.
Always a popular event, the awards ceremony will celebrate the sport’s 2019 champions and their accomplishments. Topping the awards will be the Lonesome Glory Award for the year’s leading earner. Michael Buckley’s Brain Power secured the award with his victory in the Far Hills Races’ $450,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) on Oct. 19.
Music will be provided by The Release. A cocktail reception opens the evening at 6:30 p.m., and the dinner and awards ceremony kick off at 7:30 p.m. Sam Robinson, the NSA’s official artist, will be displaying his recent works during the reception and dinner.
Tickets are available for $150 per person. To make reservations or to obtain further information, please contact Nancy Dougherty at the NSA office at email@example.com or (410) 392-0700.
Charles Nevett Steele of Markham, Va., a longtime public-interest lawyer, a conservationist, and a member of Noble Stables with his wife, Helen, died at home on Dec. 4 from complications following surgery. He was 80. He was known for his combination of striking looks, sharp intellect, dry wit, and modest demeanor. He was self-confident and