Keyword: steeplechase

  • All the Way Jose takes the Lonesome Glory Handicap Sept. 21 at Belmont Park

    All the Way Jose Wins Lonesome Glory

    Finally, Buttonwood Farm's All the Way Jose went all the way. He could not have found a better time to shake off a couple years worth of questions about his ability than in the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Handicap (NSA-1) Sept. 21 at Belmont.

  • Portrade after winning the 2016 New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga

    Portrade Aims to Repeat in New York Turf Writers Cup

    One year after registering a front-end victory in the New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (NSA-1), Portrade will try to defend that title when he faces an expected 11 other runners in the 2 3/8-mile steeplechase test Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Divine Fortune

    Champion Divine Fortune Dies After Fall

    Divine Fortune, the 12-year-old champion steeplechaser of 2013, was euthanized Aug. 27 as a result of injuries sustained when he fell during the New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Demonstrative and Robert Walsh take the Grand National at Far Hills.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ktBJwvB">Order This Photo</a>

    Demonstrative Takes Far Hills' Grand National

    Demonstrative took a big step toward the 2014 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding steeplechase horse when he easily captured the $250,000 Grand National Oct. 18 at Far Hills, N.J., for his third straight grade I win.

  • Grand National Steeplechase World Records

    With the 2014 Grand National Steeplechase on April 5, we're taking a look back at some of the very best world records from this prestigious and historic sporting event.

  • Mr. Hot Stuff takes the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2671307626&k=TXNXkxC">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Hot Stuff Takes A.P. Smithwick Memorial

    Mr. Hot Stuff, with Paddy Young in the irons, pulled away from early leader Brave Prospect to capture the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes (NSA-I) Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Pierrot Lunaire and Bernie Dalton take the Grand National.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2162763533&k=Mpd2RFR">Order This Photo</a>

    Pierrot Lunaire Takes Close Grand National

    Pierrot Lunaire took a big step toward a possible steeplechase Eclipse Award when he came from off the pace to overtake Divine Fortune in the $250,000 Grand National (NSA-I) at New Jersey's 92nd Far Hills Races Oct. 20.

  • Changes Made to Grand National Course

    Mounting concerns over the safety of England's Grand National steeplechase have forced organizers to make modifications to the course following a review of the world's most grueling race after two horses died this year.

  • Grand National Purse Increased Again

    Great Britain's Aintree Racecourse announced Dec. 29 that for the second consecutive year, the purse for the John Smith's Grand National has increased by £100,000 to total £900,000 when the 4 1/2 mile steeplechase is contested April 4, 2009.

  • Thrice Worthy, Steeplechase Star, Dead

    Thrice Worthy, who holds the modern day steeplechase record by number of consecutive wins, has been euthanized at owner Sally Nims' Dogwood Springs Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Good Night Shirt

    Domino Lives On Through Good Night Shirt

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Champion steeplechaser Good Night Shirt is doing his part to reenforce the value of the Domino male line, which has survived over the past 50 years by the slimmest of margins.

  • 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 Champion Highland Bud Dead

    Highland Bud, a two-time Breeders' Cup Steeplechase winner and 1989 Eclipse Award winner, was euthanized May 20 because of a debilitating sinus condition.

  • Askim Wins the Maryland Hunt Cup

    Irv Naylor's Askim took the lead between the last two fences, and then withstood a final rally from Coal Dust to win the 112th running of the Maryland Hunt Cup timber stakes April 26.

  • Good Night Shirt

    Champ Good Night Shirt Wins in Return

    Defending steeplechase champion Good Night Shirt served notice that he won't give up his title easily with a convincing victory in his 2008 debut April 12 in the $100,000 W Hotel/Irongate Capital Georgia Cup (NSA-I) at the Atlanta Steeplechase.

  • Trainer Bruce Haynes Dead

    Veteran steeplechase trainer Bruce Haynes died Jan. 24 while caring for horses at his family's farm near Bristol, Tenn.

  • Commentary: Big MC

    <i>By - Joe Clancy</i> - I never saw anything in racing like McDynamo winning a fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (NSA-I) at Far Hills, N.J., Oct. 20.

  • Three-time steeplechase Eclipse Award winner McDynamo goes for his fifth consecutive Breeders&#39; Cup win Saturday. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2549550%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    McDynamo Aims for Fifth Breeders' Cup Win

    Champion steeplechaser McDynamo attempts to extend his history-making streak of success in the Breeders' Cup Grand National (NSA-I) Oct. 20 at the Far Hills Races in Far Hills, N.J.

  • Ireland-Based Sublimity Wins Champion Hurdle

    Sublimity overtook former winners Hardy Eustace and Brave Inca at the last fence and raced clear to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, England, on Tuesday.

  • Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase Purse Increased

    The purse for the Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase at Far Hills, N.J., to be run Oct. 28, has been increased to $250,000, according to a release from Breeders' Cup/National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the National Steeplechase Association.

  • 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: A Preference for Pink and Green

    The steeplechase set has a different look than the flat racing crowd. The men wear Gucci loafers with d-bits and seersucker suits with striped ties, and the women have Pucci dresses with retro patterns and hairdos that look like the hats that Bonaparte wore.