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    Steeplechase Safety Task Force Formed

    Formed by the NSA, the Steeplechase Safety Task Force is composed of steeplechase community members with specific areas of expertise in racing, veterinary science, and race administration.

  • NSA Launches ADW Operation

    eBet Technologies Inc. announced Oct. 2 that it has launched an Advance Deposit Wagering operation for the National Steeplechase Association.

  • Champion Good Night Shirt makes his 2009 debut in the Carolina Cup.

    Good Night Shirt Makes 2009 Debut

    The battle lines drawn last fall will play out again March 28 at the 77th annual Carolina Cup Races, when two-time steeplechase champion Good Night Shirt and speedball Preemptive Strike renew a budding rivalry in the day's featured $75,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (NSA-II).

  • Record Purses for Steeplechase Season

    The 2008 National Steeplechase Association season, which came to a close Nov.29 with the inaugural Palm Beach race meet, set new highs in total and average purses.

  • On Sept. 13, Kentucky Downs will be the site of the kickoff of the autumn steeplechase season.

    Steeplechasing Racing Starts Sept. 13

    The National Steeplechase Association kicks off an autumn racing season worth $2.3 million Saturday, Sept. 13, at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky.

  • Steeplechase Posts Record in 2007

    National Steeplechase Association purses were a record $5,357,645 in 2007, up 10.5% from last year, according to the organization's year-end statistics released Nov. 30.

  • Breeders' Cup 'Chase Gets Expanded Coverage

    The 2005 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I), held Oct. 22 at the Far Hills in New Jersey, will be the subject of expanded television coverage in the United States and Great Britain this week.

  • McDynamo wins unprecedented third consecutive Breeders' Cup Steeplechase.

    McDynamo Three-Peats in BC Steeplechase

    Michael Moran's McDynamo earned an unprecedented third consecutive victory in North America's richest steeplechase, the $200,000 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) at a rainy Far Hills Races in New Jersey.

  • Hurdle Champion Dave Bentley Retires

    Two-time NSA jockey champion Dave Bentley announced his retirement at the start of the 2005 fall season. Bentley, 35, began riding in the U.S. in 2000 and won championships in 2002 and 2003.

  • Eclipse Champs Aim For Grade I At Keeneland

    The April 22 Royal Chase at Keeneland (NSA-I) drew nominations from previous Eclipse Award winners Hirapour and McDynamo. Both horses are also prior winners of the $150,000 Royal Chase, the second-richest race on the National Steeplechase Association calendar.

  • NSA Testing for Milkshakes Starts March 26

    Following the lead of other U.S. racing jurisdictions, the National Steeplechase Association will randomly test for alkalizing agents or "milkshakes" on race day. The enforcement begins March 26 at the Aiken Steeplechase in Aiken, S.C.

  • Jack Cooper, 'Mr. Steeplechase,' Dies at 93

    Longtime National Steeplechase Association executive secretary John E. "Jack" Cooper died Sept. 9 at Rosehaven Nursing Home near his home in Litchfield, Conn. Mr. Cooper, who was recovering from pneumonia, was 93.

  • Valentine Memorial Headlines Fair Hill Races

    The Fair Hill Races, the only National Steeplechase Association race meet with pari-mutuel wagering, brings out the horses and the fans for its annual Memorial Day meet Monday.

  • 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.

  • New Whip Rule for Steeplechase Jockeys

    The National Steeplechase Association has adopted a new whip rule beginning with its April 3 racing at Southern Pines, N.C. The new rule requires the use of a cushioned, shock-absorbent whip by all jockeys. The change in the rule follows that of the English Jockey Club and was created to improve the racing conditions for Thoroughbred horses competing in NSA events.

  • Drought Causes Steeplechase Races to be Cancelled

    Severe drought conditions were blamed for today's cancellation of two steeplechase races scheduled for Arlington Park on Sept. 15. The races, a $50,000 stakes and a $25,000 maiden race, failed to attract sufficient entries, and were canceled by mutual agreement between the track and the National Steeplechase Association.

  • Steeplechase Association Eliminates COO Post

    Citing budgetary constraints, the National Steeplechase Association announced Friday, Dec. 28, that it has eliminated the position of chief operating officer.

  • 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.