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May. 7, 2011, 10:34 PM
Thanks in advance! So nice to see Md Hunt Cup replay on the web- heck it wasn't too long ago they didn't even use a race caller!

May. 8, 2011, 09:54 AM
Yep, the 86th running of the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race at Great Meadow in The Plains. No video yet and sadly there may never be any on-line.

The experiment of last year broadcasting races on-line appears dormant for 2011.

While video is shot its almost exclusively aired at The Whip Tavern on Wed evenings - "race night" (http://www.thewhiptavern.com/twt_calendar.html) in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Per their May schedule the VA Gold Cup is to be aired 5/11.

ST Times May 7, 2011 "Bon Caddo wins Virginia Gold Cup by 13" (http://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/news-cat/bon-caddo-wins-virginia-gold-cup-by-13/#more-2726)

May. 8, 2011, 01:47 PM
Thanks Glimmer, the NSA link also has results from the entire day up now. They have that little tease link of videos of spring 2011 races, including the Hunt Cup...how hard would it be to add one more!

May. 8, 2011, 05:37 PM
Someone's homemade video of the Steeplethon run May 7, 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3NDBa7RxG0)

Winner: Swimming River owned by Indian Run Farm
Jockey: Jeff Murphy
Trainer: Dorothy F. Smithwick

May. 8, 2011, 06:45 PM
Thanks, that is always a fun race!

May. 11, 2011, 12:19 PM
Give the NSA about a week and the full card of videos should be posted.

The VA Gold Cup blog has a spectacular sequence of the events that occurred at the 2nd fence. He's A Conniver took a nasty fall, and appears that More Fascination and Delta Park both spooked/balked at the fall and lost Paddy Young and Xav Aizpuru, respectivley.


There are also several more pictures in other entries on the blog.