Keyword: Al Skywalker

  • Tres Touche Draws Off in Iroquois 'Chase

    Barracuda Stable's Tres Touche finally got a win in a grade I steeplechase, charging past pacesetter Preemptive Strike on the backstretch, and galloping off with rider Dave Bentley to a 20 3/4-length win in the $100,000 Iroquois Steeplechase (NSA-I) in Nashville Saturday.

  • Steeplechasers Leap into Kentucky on April 16

    Preemptive Strike and veteran Lord Zada headline the list of nominations for Keeneland's $150,000 Royal Chase (NSA-I), the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association's spring schedule, to be run Friday, April 16.

  • Preemptive Strike lands after a jump on the way to winning the 72nd running of the Carolina Cup, Saturday in Camden, S.C.

    Preemptive Strike Arrives Late in Carolina Cup

    Polaris Stable's Preemptive Strike caught favorites Hirapour and Al Skywalker in the stretch to win the $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup Saturday before a crowd estimated at 70,000 at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C.

  • Al Skywalker Chases Record 3rd Carolina Cup

    Two-time race winner Al Skywalker heads a group of six horses entered in the $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (NSA-III), which will be held at Camden, South Carolina this Saturday.

  • Al Skywalker Tops Royal Chase Nominations

    Thirteen steeplechase stakes horses were nominated Tuesday to the $150,000 added Royal Chase (NSA-I) to be run at Keeneland April 25. The richest race of the National Steeplechase Association's spring season, the Royal Chase fittingly attracted the best horses in training including eight grade I winners.

  • Al Skywalker Beats Tres Touche in Carolina Cup

    Playing his usual game of 'catch me if you can,' Al Skywalker dominated every step of the $100,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup(gr. I) steeplechase stakes before a crowd of 72,000 at Springdale Race Course.

  • Tres Touche, Al Skywalker Battle in Carolina Cup

    Proven stakes performers Tres Touche and Al Skywalker meet Saturday in the year's first National Steeplechase Association Grade I stakes, the $100,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C.

  • Zabenz Takes New York Writers Cup Steeplechase

    New Zealend-bred Zabenz, making his second start in the United States, took command of the $100,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase Handicap (NSA-gr. I) in the final turn and pulled away for a 7 1/4-length victory in rainy conditions Thursday at Saratoga.

  • It's A Giggle Surges to Two-Length Royal Chase Victory

    Pacesetter Al Skywalker and It's A Giggle sprinted away from the field in the stretch before It's A Giggle surged ahead to notch a two-length win in the $169,958 Royal Chase for the Sport of Kings Stakes (NSA-I) at Keeneland Friday.

  • Steeplechase at Calder Race Course

    The final stop on the NSA's 2001 calendar will include two races at Florida's Calder Race Course on Sunday, Dec. 9 and preliminary indications point to solid fields for both races.

  • It's a Giggle, among 11 in Colonial Cup.

    Quel Senor, 10 Others Vie in Colonial Cup

    Breeders' Cup Steeplechase winner Quel Senor tries to solidify his championship hopes with a win in Sunday's $100,000 Colonial Cup, the final National Steeplechase Association grade I race of the 2001 season.

  • Eclipse Award winner All Gong among those seeking Colonial Cup.

    Colonial Cup to Determine Steeplechase Champion

    Like it has since it was created in 1970, the Colonial Cup will help determine the steeplechase Eclipse Award. The $100,000 stakes, to be run Nov. 18 in Camden, S.C., attracted 11 nominations including most of the major contenders for the year-end championship.

  • Al Skywalker Wins Carolina Cup by 12 Lengths Over Campanile

    Frank Adams' Al Skywalker upset Campanile, winning Saturday's $100,000 Bank of America Carolina Cup (NSA-I) by 12 lengths in a strung out finish in front of about 70,000 spectators at Camden, South Carolina. Campanile came home second, 69 lengths ahead Assurance. Addinson was another 60 1/4 lengths back in fourth.