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Knock, knock

While it may not be the most exciting 100-yard stretch of racing at next spring's Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, the Knockerball Steeplechase promises to be the wildest non-sanctioned race of the afternoon.

September 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dalton-trained Diplomat scores Turf Writers upset

SARATOGA, N.Y. --- With a perfectly timed move by Camden's Bernie Dalton, Flying Elvis Stable's Diplomat burst to the front in Saratoga Race Course's stretch and drew away to an three-length victory in last Thursday's 76th edition of the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1).

August 29, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Show Court eyes Turf Writers

A top-shelf group of 14, including 2017 Carolina Cup champion Show Court along with two representing overseas interests, has been nominated to the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1), Saratoga Race Course's premier jump race, on Thursday, Aug. 24.

August 18, 2017 | | Equine


The times are a changin'

For years, while other sporting and social events welcomed technology with open arms, the Carolina Cup languished while being forced to play catch-up.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Ellis steps down as CEO, Cushman returns to fold

Dr. Nick Ellis, who became the first Chief Executive Officer for the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden with his hiring in 2015, has decided to step down from his post.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kingsley-trained Show Court takes $75k Jonathan Kiser Stakes

Straylight Racing's Invocation battled to the front in the final strides and finished a neck in front of Zio Elio to win Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle at Saratoga Race Course.

August 04, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Voss, Good Night Shirt to enter National Racing Hall of Fame

Saratoga Race Course and steeplechase racing --- a Saratoga tradition since 1864 --- will be in the spotlight during the historic track's six-week summer run.

July 28, 2017 | | Equine


Past Carolina Cup champs, riders take aim at Spa features

A large, accomplished field containing two Grade 1 winners and several other graded victors will line up Thursday for the $150,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1), the first top-rated steeplechase race on the Saratoga Race Course calendar.

July 25, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Frostmourne romps in Kent Stakes

WILMINGTON, Del. --- Green Lantern Stables' Frostmourne won the $200,000 Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday.

July 21, 2017 | | Equine


Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple on the National Steeplechase Association circuit, has followed suit after a 52-year run.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Preger-developed Frostmourne takes Penn Mile

Green Lantern Stables' homebred Frostmourne, developed at the barn of Mickey Preger Jr. at the Camden Training Center, upset favorite Big Score to win Saturday's $500,000 Penn Mile (Grade 2) by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.

June 06, 2017 | | Equine


Emotional McCarthy dedicates Fair Hill win to injured Young

Amy Taylor Rowe's For Goodness Sake overtook front-running Sarah Joyce at the last fence and pulled away to a 2 3/4-length victory over lightly regarded Swoop in the Fair Hill Races' $50,000 Iris Ann Coggins Memorial for fillies and mares on Saturday.

June 02, 2017 | | Equine


Fisher eyes NSA springtime sweep

The Radnor Hunt Races' $50,000 National Hunt Cup (Gr. 3) completes the spring schedule of National Steeplechase Association graded races, and champion trainer Jack Fisher will be shooting for a sweep with a triple-barreled entry on Saturday.

May 19, 2017 | | Equine


Scorpiancer rolls to a 16-length win in $200,000 Nashville feature

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer launched a devastating move to the lead entering the Iroquois Steeplechase's backstretch the last time, opened a yawning lead on his opponents, and cruised home with to an overpowering 16-length victory in Saturday's $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1).

May 16, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Show Court tries to make it two in a row

Mark W. Buyck Jr.'s Show Court leads a well-balanced field of jump racing's future stars in Saturday for the $75,000 Queen's Cup MPC 'Chase, the featured race of the 22nd annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase.

April 28, 2017 | | Equine


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