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European invaders spice up Grand National nominations

America's richest steeplechase race, the $300,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) on Saturday, Oct. 17, took on a decided international flavor when a phalanx of overseas-based horses was nominated to the featured race of the 95th annual Far Hills Races in New Jersey.

October 13, 2015 | | Equine


Bob Le Beau stakes its claim as the new jumper to beat

The Fields Stable's Bob Le Beau burnished his credentials for the 2015 Eclipse Award when he moved powerfully into Belmont Park's homestretch, grabbed the lead inside the furlong pole, and held safe Hinterland for a half-length victory in last Thursday's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (Gr. 1).

September 30, 2015 | | Equine


Colonial Cup tickets on sale

Invitations for the 46th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races to be run over the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday, Nov. 21 have been mailed out to those on the mailing list.

September 30, 2015 | | Equine


Special Skills jumps up to win as chasing returns to Suffolk

Special Skills showed off some special skills when he took command of Saturday's $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle after a mile and drew away to a 3 1/2-length victory in the first jump race held at Suffolk Downs since 1997.

September 09, 2015 | | Equine


Dalton gets third Spa win aboard Diplomat

Ridden by Camden's Bernie Dalton, owner-trainer Jimmy Day's Diplomat surged into contention early in Saratoga's homestretch, took the lead over the last fence, and drew away to a three-length victory in Wednesday's $70,000 optional allowance hurdle.

September 04, 2015 | | Equine


A charmed partnership

After Brunello and Camden's Liza Boyd cleared the final 4-foot-9-inch oxer in front of a sea of spectators at the Kentucky Horse Park last Saturday, there was little doubt in anyone's mind that history had been made.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Demonstrative eyes third New York Turf Writers’ victory

Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, the reigning Eclipse Award winner, will shoot for his third victory in Saratoga Race Course's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) against a high-quality field on Thursday.

August 26, 2015 | | Equine


Sheppard extends his Saratoga win streak to 47 years

Jonathan Sheppard added to his unprecedented Saratoga Race Course winning streak on Wednesday when Tamara McSorley's Lune de Caro powered through the stretch to take a $65,000 optional allowance hurdle.

August 21, 2015 | | Equine


Preger-developed Prospect Park return to form in stakes win

Prospect Park, whose path to the Kentucky Derby was compromised by a series of mishaps this spring, put the past and eight rivals behind him Sunday with an impressive performance in the featured Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar.

August 12, 2015 | | Equine


Dalton, African Oil go from last to first in Kiser

Trained by Camden's Kate Dalton and ridden by her husband Bernie, African Oil established himself as a rising star over fences when he overhauled a quality field on the final turn in Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes and drew away Monday to his third straight victory.

August 05, 2015 | | Equine


Fundraiser will benefit retired Thoroughbreds

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SCTRF) has been approached by an anonymous donor and for every $1 raised through a gofundme.com account, he will match it up to $5,000.

July 24, 2015 | | Equine


Doyle continues to track down Young after Parx win

Joe McSorley's Lune de Caro took the inside path into the final fence of Parx Racing's $35,000 Ratings Handicap Hurdle and closed powerfully under Willie McCarthy to win by 2 1/2 lengths last Tuesday at the suburban Philadelphia track.

July 22, 2015 | | Equine


Demonstrative wins battle of Eclipse champs with new rider

Reigning Eclipse Award winner Demonstrative began the defense of his North American championship with a game neck victory over Mr. Hot Stuff in the $150,000 Calvin Houghland Irouqois, the signature race of Saturday's Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville and the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association's spring schedule.

May 13, 2015 | | Equine


Trio of Eclipse champions tangle in Music City

Three Eclipse Award champions -- Demonstrative, Divine Fortune and Pierrot Lunaire -- have been entered to contest Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), the signature race of Saturday's 74th annual Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville.

May 08, 2015 | | Equine


Grinding Speed stamps himself as the horse to beat in NSA’s timber series

Michael T. Wharton's Grinding Speed established himself as the horse to catch for this year's timber championship when jockey Mark Beecher laid down a strategically slow pace in Saturday's $90,000 Virginia Gold Cup and then turned back a stiff challenge from Dakota Slew to win by a length.

May 06, 2015 | | Equine


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NSA crowns its 2016 champions

Irv Naylor's Rawnaq, winner of two Grade 1 classics, was crowned as the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Champions Award winner.

November 29, 2016 | | Equine


It's business as usual for Kingsley, Top Striker

Some people guzzle champagne out of the bottle inside a locker room following a landmark victory. Others, like Camden's Arch Kingsley Jr., sip from ...

November 25, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


Thunderstruck

When the list of entries was released for last Saturday's 47th running of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase, Top Striker ...

November 22, 2016 | Tom Didato | Equine


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