The second annual Owner-Trainer Symposium and Steeplechase Auction will be held Sunday, April 10, at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains, Va.
A project of the National Steeplechase Association’s Promotion and Growth Committee, the 2016 Owner-Trainer Symposium and Steeplechase Auction will build upon the success of the inaugural event at Shawan Downs in Maryland this past April.
The 2016 Owner-Trainer Symposium and Steeplechase Auction will bring together industry leaders to share their insights on how to make jump-racing ownership a fulfilling and rewarding experience.
Last year’s presenters were Dogwood Stable founder Cot Campbell, owner Michael Wharton, and Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard. Speakers for the 2016 Owner-Trainer Symposium will be announced at a later date.
The Steeplechase Auction portion of the program will feature horses that are ready to run, are progressing toward their first 2016 starts, or are prospects for racing over fences. Entry procedures for the auction also will be announced at a later date.
Promotion and Growth Chair Al Griffin Jr. credited the work of his predecessor, inaugural chair Bill Price, and committee member Charles C. Fenwick Jr. for the success of the first Owner-Trainer Symposium and Steeplechase Auction.
“The inaugural Symposium and Auction attracted a large, enthusiastic group of owners and prospective owners for a thought-provoking program,” he said. “With a Virginia location in the coming year, we hope to engage owners and prospective owners from the entire Mid-Atlantic region.”
Further details on the 2016 Owner-Trainer Symposium and Steeplechase Auction will be available on the Promotion and Growth Committee’s website, www.gojumpracing.org and the National Steeplechase Association’s website, www.nationalsteeplechase.com.