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Chasing’s top stars setting their sights on Colonial Cup

With the Eclipse Award for American Steeplechase Horse still up for grabs, 11 of the country's best jumpers have their sights set on a run in the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase.

November 13, 2015 | Tom Didato | Equine


Time for a change

For 79 years, the Camden Hunter Trials, sponsored by The Camden Hunt, has been held in February. Now is the time for a change.

November 10, 2015 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Dawalan jumps off with $300,000 Grand National

FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Irv Naylor's Dawalan fought past resilient British invader Eshtiaal in Far Hills' stretch to win Saturday's $300,000 Grand National by a length.

October 20, 2015 | | Equine


European invaders spice up Grand National nominations

America's richest steeplechase race, the $300,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) on Saturday, Oct. 17, took on a decided international flavor when a phalanx of overseas-based horses was nominated to the featured race of the 95th annual Far Hills Races in New Jersey.

October 13, 2015 | | Equine


Bob Le Beau stakes its claim as the new jumper to beat

The Fields Stable's Bob Le Beau burnished his credentials for the 2015 Eclipse Award when he moved powerfully into Belmont Park's homestretch, grabbed the lead inside the furlong pole, and held safe Hinterland for a half-length victory in last Thursday's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (Gr. 1).

September 30, 2015 | | Equine


Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday, Nov. 21 have been mailed out to those on the mailing list.

September 30, 2015 | | Equine


Special Skills jumps up to win as chasing returns to Suffolk

Special Skills showed off some special skills when he took command of Saturday's $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle after a mile and drew away to a 3 1/2-length victory in the first jump race held at Suffolk Downs since 1997.

September 09, 2015 | | Equine


Dalton gets third Spa win aboard Diplomat

Ridden by Camden's Bernie Dalton, owner-trainer Jimmy Day's Diplomat surged into contention early in Saratoga's homestretch, took the lead over the last fence, and drew away to a three-length victory in Wednesday's $70,000 optional allowance hurdle.

September 04, 2015 | | Equine


A charmed partnership

After Brunello and Camden's Liza Boyd cleared the final 4-foot-9-inch oxer in front of a sea of spectators at the Kentucky Horse Park last Saturday, there was little doubt in anyone's mind that history had been made.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Demonstrative eyes third New York Turf Writers’ victory

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, the reigning Eclipse Award winner, will shoot for his third victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) against a high-quality field on Thursday.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Sheppard extends his Saratoga win streak to 47 years

Jonathan Sheppard added to his unprecedented Saratoga Race Course winning streak on Wednesday when Tamara McSorley's Lune de Caro powered through the stretch to take a $65,000 optional allowance hurdle.

August 21, 2015 | | Equine


Preger-developed Prospect Park return to form in stakes win

Prospect Park, whose path to the Kentucky Derby was compromised by a series of mishaps this spring, put the past and eight rivals behind him Sunday with an impressive performance in the featured Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar.

August 12, 2015 | | Equine


Dalton, African Oil go from last to first in Kiser

Trained by Camden's Kate Dalton and ridden by her husband Bernie, African Oil established himself as a rising star over fences when he overhauled a quality field on the final turn in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes and drew away Monday to his third straight victory.

August 05, 2015 | | Equine


Fundraiser will benefit retired Thoroughbreds

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he will match it up to $5,000.

July 24, 2015 | | Equine


Doyle continues to track down Young after Parx win

Joe McSorley's Lune de Caro took the inside path into the final fence of Parx Racing's $35,000 Ratings Handicap Hurdle and closed powerfully under Willie McCarthy to win by 2 1/2 lengths last Tuesday at the suburban Philadelphia track.

July 22, 2015 | | Equine


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Portrade wires Turf Writers

The Fields Stable's Portrade led every step of the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup (Gr. 1) last Thursday and held off a ...

August 30, 2016 | By Don Clippinger | Equine


Colonial Cup hikes purse to $150,000 for the fall classic

If you want to stay with the big boys, you are going to have to pay like the big boys.

August 09, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


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