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Fisher jumpers shine through on a rainy day in Saratoga

Jack Fisher, American steeplechasing's reigning champion trainer, captured both ends of Saratoga Race Course's jump doubleheader last Thursday, Aug. 1, taking a $65,000 optional allowance claimer with veteran All Together and then winning the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) with Gil Johnston's rising star, Mr. Hot Stuff.

August 05, 2013 | | Equine


Demonstrative, Divine Fortune take their rivalry to Saratoga

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative and Bill Pape's Divine Fortune, who finished a neck apart in their most recent meeting, will clash again in Saratoga Race Course's $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) on Thursday.

July 31, 2013 | | Equine


Sheppard off to strong start at Saratoga

Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camdenite Jonathan Sheppard invariably does well at Saratoga Race Course, and he kicked off the track's first steeplechase last Thursday with a 1-2 finish by Bill Pape's Martini Brother and the trainer's Barnstorming in the $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.

July 29, 2013 | | Equine


Closing Range on the mark in winning Del Mar stakes

Here are some of the highlights from horses which were given their start at various barns in and around Camden and which have found success on the race courses both in this country and abroad.

July 29, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Chasers head to Saratoga

The start of the Saratoga Race Course racing season opens Friday, and steeplechase racing again will be featured on every Thursday of the 40-day meet in upstate New York.

July 17, 2013 | | Equine


Graduates from Camden barns off to strong summer starts

Here are some of the highlights from horses which were given their start at various barns in and around Camden and which have found success on the race courses both in this country and abroad.

July 15, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dr. Skip does not miss a beat in Parx win

Clorevia Farm's Dr. Skip confirmed the promise of his maiden steeplechase victory when he made a big move on Parx's final turn, jumped the last fence with a six-length lead, and drew clear to a seven-length win in the Philadelphia area track's $30,000 featured optional allowance claimer last Tuesday.

July 03, 2013 | | Equine


NSA plays key role in 150th Saratoga meet

Saratoga Race Course is celebrating its 150th anniversary of racing this year, and steeplechasing has been a part of the Saratoga Experience from the very beginning.

June 24, 2013 | | Equine


Sandbar gives Fenwick Farm a winner at Churchill

Sandbar, a 2-year-old War Pass filly developed at Fred and Wilhelmina McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Camden, broke her maiden at first asking with a win in a $45,000 maiden race at Churchill Downs on June 8.

June 17, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Longshot Inti upsets in Ferguson; Lillehammer breezes to win for Daltons

Meritage Racing's Inti collected the biggest victory of his racing career on Saturday, when he surged past Complete Zen in Colonial Downs' stretch and drew clear to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $50,000 David L. "Zeke" Ferguson Memorial (Gr. 3), the feature race of the Virginia track's opening-day program.

June 10, 2013 | | Equine


Freedom Child comes into his own after slow start in Camden

Had he been a human athlete, Freedom Child would have been that gangly young boy who grew so quickly that he would trip over his own feet while running.

June 07, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Amberjack takes Mike Lee Stakes

Sold at Saratoga by a pair of Camden residents, purchased by a Camden resident who then sent the newest member of his stable back home, Amberjack continues to flourish in his native New York.

June 05, 2013 | Tom Didato | Equine


Thiel-owned jumper wins Fair Hill feature

Call Me Sonny, owned by Camden's Dale Thiel, answered the call in Saturday's $40,000 Valentine Memorial when he moved up smartly on Fair Hill Race Course's final turn and drew away to an 8 1/4-length victory in the starter handicap stakes.

May 31, 2013 | | Equine


Decoy Daddy finishes strong to capture National Hunt Cup

Seemingly beaten in deep stretch, Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy made a thrilling late move that carried him to a head victory over Gustavian in the $50,000 National Hunt Cup (Gr. 3), the featured hurdle race of Saturday's 83rd annual Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern, Pa.

May 22, 2013 | | Equine


Music City finish mimics 2012 Colonial Cup

NASHVILLE -- On a spectacular afternoon of racing at the 72nd annual Iroquois Steeplechase, Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative edged past Divine Fortune at the finish line to win Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) by a head.

May 15, 2013 | | Equine


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Top Striker seeks Saratoga gold

Top Striker, winner of the $50,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase in Camden last March, is part of an 11-horse field which is expected to meet the starter's flag in Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course.

July 23, 2014 | | Equine


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