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    Queen’s Cup 2021 Announcement

    From Press Release, January 16, 2021 The Board of the Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation has made the difficult decision to run this year’s races on April 24th but without an audience due to the pandemic. The choice to run at all was based on giving horsemen and horses in training an opportunity to compete, bolstering a...
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    NSA welcomes new staffers

    Gearing up for the 2021 season both on the track and in the office, the National Steeplechase Association announced two new hires to fill the void left by the retirement of longtime staffers. Emery Jones Taylor of West Grove, Pa., brings more than 40 years’ experience in various aspects of thoroughbred racing along with accounting,...
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    With Sheppard retirement, Brion officially takes over Irish string

    When Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard formally announced his retirement last week, it not only terminated his license in the U.S., but also voided his provisional ability to run horses in Ireland, under the country’s International Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) rules. So what does that mean for his six-horse string currently stabled at B...
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    Foxfield Races Canceled for Spring 2021

    From The Foxfield Races press release, January 7, 2021 We wish all a Happy New Year and we are all looking forward to 2021. As you know, our spring races are scheduled for April 24th. After much careful consideration, our Board has decided that the chances of the pandemic being well enough controlled by April...

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Middleburg, here we come!

The steeplechase community will get a much-needed morale boost as the abbreviated Spring season will finally get underway in a big way with an 11-race card at Glenwood Park in Virginia on June 13. The blockbuster program, which begins at 12:30 pm and will be live streamed, has drawn more than 200 entries, including also-eligibles. Highlighting the program is the G3 Temple Gwathmey Stakes, which has drawn a G1 field of nominees, among them: Scorpiancer, Zanjabeel, Surprising Soul, Moscato, and Iranistan. In the co-featured Middleburg Hunt Cup, three of timber racing's best will also go at it -- Doc Cebu, Schoodic, and Andi'Amu. Here are photos of some of the contenders who are expected to participate.

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