After having broken her maiden at first asking with a win in an $80,000 race at Saratoga on Sept. 1, Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables' graduate Recepta made it 2-for-3 by running off with the $100,000-added Chelsea Flower Stakes at Belmont Park on Oct. 27.
World champion hunter rider Liza Towell Boyd, her father, Jack Towell, and The Camden Hunt have teamed up to host a hunter/jumper clinic at the Towell family's Finally Farm in Camden on Nov. 29 and 30.
November 06, 2013|
By SALLY KAY
Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.)
Clarke Ohrstrom's Kisser N Run made a strong case for the National Steeplechase Association's Life's Illusion Filly and Mare Championship when she scored a 1 3/4-length victory in the $50,000 Crown Royal Stakes, co-feature of the 29th annual Steeplechase at Callaway on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Bill Pape's Divine Fortune went to the lead immediately in the $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), set a comfortable pace without pressure, and drew away through the stretch to a nine-length victory under leading jockey Darren Nagle at the Far Hills Races last Saturday.
The National Steeplechase Association's leading-earners table has a traffic jam at the top, and the sport's top competitors have been nominated to the $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), the headline contest of the 93rd annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Jonathan Sheppard, a record-breaking horseman and a highly respected leader within the American Steeplechasing community, has been selected to receive the National Steeplechase Association's prestigious F. Ambrose Clark Award.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Italian Wedding swept to the lead entering Saratoga Race Course's homestretch under Camden's Bernie Dalton, jumped the final fence boldly, and held off a determined challenge from All Together to win the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) by a length on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Invitations for the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races are expected to be sent to those patrons on the race's mailing list over the course of the next few days, according to officials with the event.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Barnstorming surged to the lead on Saratoga Race Course's final turn, jumped the final fence with a big lead, and powered home for an easy 6 1/4-length victory in the $75,000 Michael G. Walsh Novice Stakes on Thursday, Aug. 15.