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McDynamo, Hirapour Meet Again In Colonial Cup

Steeplechase champions McDynamo and Hirapour will meet for the sixth time in Sunday's Colonial Cup, the final grade I steeplechase of the 2006 season. They top a field of eight entered for the $150,000 race, which heads an eight-race card at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C. Post time for the first race is 11:45 a.m.

McDynamo, Hirapour Meet Again In Colonial Cup

Steeplechase champions McDynamo and Hirapour will meet for the sixth time in Sunday's Colonial Cup, the final grade I steeplechase of the 2006 season. They top a field of eight entered for the $150,000 race, which heads an eight-race card at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C. Post time for the first race is 11:45 a.m.

Saratoga Diary: Weighty Issues

Saratoga Diary: Weighty Issues

Hirapour, the 10-year-old gelding with designs on a second Eclipse Award as the country's top steeplechase horse, displayed his versatility in winning the A.P. Smithwick Handicap (NSA-II) earlier this meet.

Saratoga Diary: Half-time Report

Saratoga Diary: Half-time Report

Saratoga's first three weeks were marked by muggy hot weather followed by splendid cool days and nights, a card cancellation, upsets, an onslaught of New York-bred races, declining attendance, numerous mishaps at the starting gate, and soap opera politics. Will the next 18 days be as rocky as the past 17 days?

Saratoga Diary: The Difference Between Dead and Dying

Saratoga Diary: The Difference Between Dead and Dying

Charlie Hayward, the racetrack's president, credits Bill Nader, his newly-promoted chief operating officer, with coming up with the "Grand Slam." Nader pushed for the innovative bet hoping that it would give horseplayers a tantalizing way to wager on several races.

Hirapour Returns to the Spa for A.P. Smithwick Memorial

Flashing brilliance at Saratoga Race Course's Open House on the flat, Hirapour served notice that he had returned. Owned by Eldon Farm, the 10-year-old gelding takes on seven rivals in Thursday's $75,000-added A.P. Smithwick Memorial (NSA-II) in his first start over jumps since November 2005.

Hirapour Captures NY Turf Writers Cup 'Chase

Eldon Farm's Hirapour, a 9-year-old Irish-bred gelding, drew off from Three Carat for a 3 ¾-length victory in the $159,200 New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase Handicap (NSA-I) at 2 3/8 miles over national fences at Saratoga Race Course Friday.

Nine to Contest New York Turf Writers Cup

Nine to Contest New York Turf Writers Cup

Led by A. P. Smithwick winner Paradise's Boss, nine jumpers are entered for Wednesday's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase at Saratoga. The race has grade I designation from the National Steeplechase Association.

Hirapour Favored in Smithwick 'Chase

Eldon Farms' Hirapour, the 2004 Eclipse Award champion steeplechase horse, will have jockey Chip Miller aboard for the first time when he goes up against a veteran field of seven rivals in Monday's $75,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial (NSA-II) at Saratoga.

Showdown Expected in Carolina Cup

A showdown is expected at Springdale Race Course when two of steeplechasing's top runners ride into Camden, S.C., Saturday for the Carolina First Carolina Cup (NSA-III), with 2004 champion Hirapour ready to take on last year's Cup winner Preemptive Strike.

Steeplechase Season Starts in Florida March 6

The National Steeplechase Association's 2005 calendar begins March 6 with the fourth annual Little Everglades Steeplechase in Dade City, Fla. The tour's southern-most stop kicks off a 24-stop spring circuit that offers total purses of $2.6 million.

McDynamo Repeats in Breeders' Cup 'Chase

McDynamo Repeats in Breeders' Cup 'Chase

Defending champion McDynamo became just the second horse in history to win back-to-back runnings of the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) when he scorched six rivals in the $175,000 event Saturday before a sold-out crowd of 50,000 at Moorland Farms race course in Far Hills, N.J.

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