Horses, horses and more horses.
What better way to kick off the New Year than with having a couple winners come out of your barn.
Bernie Dalton had the best seat in the house when it came to being there for Pierrot Lunaire's unlikely run to the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechase horse.
ARCADIA, Cal. --- Eblouissante, a 4-year-old half sister to the legendary Zenyatta who is also conditioned by John Shirreffs, faced winners for the first time in Thursday's $58,000 Mojave River Purse at Santa Anita and at odds of 1-2, left little doubt that she has stakes races in her future, winning by 1 ¾ lengths while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.89.
Steeplechase horses in the Carolinas whose owners and trainers have an eye cast on the early season openers now have a place to give their horses a final go 'round prior to the races which count.
Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell will be the featured speaker at Saturday's South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association's annual awards dinner.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Demand for young, stakes-caliber mares, led by the $1.3 million paid for 2011 American Oaks (G1) winner Nereid, ruled opening Monday at Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.
A trio of steeplechasers --- each with Camden connections --- were named as the three finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.
The annual South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association will hold its annual awards dinner on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Broad St. in Camden.
Even though it is the first week of January, there is no such thing as it being too early to think about the spring and the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.
Every Way celebrated the final day of her 2-year-old campaign by ending the old year with a victory.
Stephen Pitcher Groat, a devoted steeplechase official and the presiding steward at last month's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase races, died Tuesday after a long and courageous battle against cancer. He was 67.
was one of two members who were re-elected to the National Steeplechase Association Board of Directors, along with two current directors who were re-elected. Results of the balloting were announced at the NSA's annual meeting in Camden, on Nov. 16.
There were several reasons for the Wooten family to give thanks last Thursday, not the least of which were the recent showings of several of their stables' graduates on the race course.
It was called, by many in the horse racing industry, the most anticipated maiden race in the history of the sport.
Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday's fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs.
Five novice jumpers are expected to take the starter's flag for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race after entries were accepted Monday by the National Steeplechase Association.
Given the harsh winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, there was more than a bit of concern as to how many horses would be ready and headed for the Saturday's March 28 running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race in Camden.
Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.
With three weeks and a day to go before the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden, reserved parking spaces are starting to fill up.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.
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