There was no beating Dawalan in his final two starts over jumps in 2015 and there was no horse in front of him as the Irv Naylor-owned 5-year-old was voted the winner of the Eclipse Award as the champion steeplechase horse for 2015.
When Dawalan charged to the front of the pack and went on to a 5 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden last November, it sewed up the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award as the circuit's top earner for the season.
SOUTH OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- Shadwell Stable's regally bred Mohaymen kept his undefeated record intact with an confident 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Remsen at Aqueduct Racetrack stamping himself as an early Kentucky Derby contender and taking home 10 points towards a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.
The National Steeplechase Association celebrated the conclusion of a record-setting year at its annual awards dinner on Saturday evening at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden, where Irv Naylor's Dawalan was crowned as the 2015 Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner.
How strong is the projected staring field of 11 jumpers which will contest the 2 ¾-mile distance in Saturday's 46th running of the $100,000 Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup? We'll let Bill Gallo, Director of Racing with the National Steeplechase Association address that question.
Saturday's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup will celebrate "Ladies Day at the Races," and one of the contests will be devoted to the fillies and mares who are an integral part of the National Steeplechase Association's racing program.
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.