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Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations
Foxfield trying to stave off developers
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On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple on the National Steeplechase Association circuit, has followed suit after a 52-year run. The Atlanta Steeplechase contested the $100,000 Georgia Cup (Grade I) as recently as 2008. The race was run for a $30,000 purse on April 22 in Kingston, Ga. The announcement of the news was made on the event’s website last week, it read: “Having undertaken a thorough and professional, strategic review, during which we assessed a wide variety of options to maximize the value of the Atlanta Steeplechase, the Board of Stewards has concluded to make the 2017 races its last event.