Imagine, if you will, Jerry Buss selling the Los Angeles Lakers to a fellow NBA franchise owner after the Lakers had won the Western Division and were poised to make a run at year another league crown.
Keeping up with Jonathan Sheppard is a hard enough task for his friends and colleagues. Catching him atop the National Steeplechase Association standings? Well, let's just say you had better have a bunch of wins in your back pocket, a deep barn and a flock of committed owners.
When he first saw J.B's Thunder enter into the Keeneland Sales Ring as a yearling in 2009, Camden native and Thoroughbred trainer Frank Wooten liked the way the horse walked and seemed to handle himself with a crowd of prospective buyers watching his every move.
Friday marks the final day to purchase discount general admission tickets to the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races. The 41st edition of the Camden fall classic will be run over the Springdale Race Course on Saturday, Nov. 13.
Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who recently reached a milestone when he saddled his 1,000th steeplechase winner, will be honored at the Far Hills Races on Oct. 23. Sheppard, who has won more races over fences than any other trainer in the sport's long history, will receive a plaque honoring his accomplishment.
Members of the USC Gamecock Equestrian Team will be on Springdale Race Course to help organize the Sunday's annual Pony Races, presented by the National Steeplechase Museum and the Carolina Cup Racing Association.
Bill Pape's Mixed Up, the reigning Eclipse Award steeplechase horse, will confront a strong field in Saturday's $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), one of America's premier races over fences and a highlight of the 90th annual Far Hills Races in New Jersey.
A sure sign that fall is in full swing in Kershaw County is the annual Monster Mash Rodeo returning to the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden.
Patrons who had reserved parking spaces for the 2009 running of the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races have until 5 p.m. today to reserve their spaces for the 41st edition of the Camden fall classic to be run on Saturday, Nov. 13.
A mother-daughter tandem from Camden will be competing in this week's American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) National Championship. This year's site is located at H. Cooper Black in Patrick.
He's a Conniver, owned by trainer Ernie Oare's EMO Stables, rolled away to a runaway 27-length victory in the $35,000 National Sporting Library Chronicle Cup, featured race on the first day of the two-day Virginia Fall race meet at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Va. on Saturday.
A few years ago, Jonathan Sheppard noticed that he was approaching his 1,000th career steeplechase victory, although he did not believe that he would reach that milestone before 2011. But a spectacular season in 2010 placed him at that milestone mark on Sept. 25 when he saddled Hudson River Stables' Arcadius to win the $100,000 Helen Haskell Sampson Stakes (Gr. 1) at Monmouth Park.
Irvin S. Naylor's Dubai Sunday opened a sizable early lead under jockey Darren Nagle and turned back a challenge by One Sea to win a $15,000 claiming hurdle by 4 1/2 lengths at Colonial Downs (Va.) on Saturday. Eagle Beagle finished third.
In a day and age in which professional athletes too often follow the trail of money and put "me" instead of "we," five of this country's best Hunter jumper riders will forsake a trip to one of the sport's premier events in favor of trying to do something for their sport with a world-wide audience following their every move.
Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.
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