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NSA convenes select group to help promote and improve steeplechasing
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The National Steeplechase Association has convened the Promotion and Growth Task Force to develop strategies to assure a vibrant and secure future for American Steeplechasing. NSA President Guy J. Torsilieri appointed William J. Price, co-chair of the Queen’s Cup and a horse owner, to head the Task Force, which held its first meeting on July 2.Taking part in the first session were, in addition to Price and Torsilieri: Sam Slater, president of the National Steeplechase Foundation; Charles Fenwick, race chairman of the Shawan Downs meet and a horse owner; Tod Marks, a well-known steeplechase photographer; and Don Clippinger, the NSA’s director of communications.“We concluded that this was an appropriate time to convene the Promotion and Growth Task Force,” Torsilieri said. “Our sport continues to grow incrementally, but we face many challenges in common with all of horse racing, such as public awareness of the sport and retention of our ownership base.