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Gearing up for Steeplechasing 2011!! (And an article about Researcher)

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  • Gearing up for Steeplechasing 2011!! (And an article about Researcher)

    So....the 2011 season starts next weekend with the first point-to-point of the season at Blue Ridge.

    As a warm-up for the season, I thought I'd see what everyone is looking forward to this season, what races are people going to attend, etc.

    Here is a tidbit about Researcher, purchased by Kinross Farm as a steeplechaser, and his return to flat racing!

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    I wish Steeplechasing was something that was popular in my area. I have to get my fix on TVG when they show international racing

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      Originally posted by jbonifas View Post
      I wish Steeplechasing was something that was popular in my area. I have to get my fix on TVG when they show international racing
      If you'd like to follow the sport more, check out the Steeplechase Times, the steeplechasing world's only devoted news source (www.st-publishing.com).

      Also, a lot of race meets are now being streamed online, you can watch online through the National Steeplechasing Associations website (www.nationalsteeplechase.com).

      I do enjoy watching the international races on TVG as well, especially with Cheltenham Festival coming up! TVG also broadcasts the summer US steeplechase races at Saratoga, and sometimes covers the races held at other sanctioned tracks (Monmouth, Colonial Downs, Penn National, Belmont, etc).

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        Missed Foxhall last weekend but plan on attending timber races through the Gold Cup.
        I have to miss Hunt Cup this year due to a WEDDING

        What horses are people rooting for/following this year?
        Last edited by sportinghorsepolo; Mar. 22, 2011, 03:05 PM.

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          Originally posted by SteeleRdr View Post
          So....the 2011 season starts next weekend with the first point-to-point of the season at Blue Ridge.

          As a warm-up for the season, I thought I'd see what everyone is looking forward to this season, what races are people going to attend, etc.

          Here is a tidbit about Researcher, purchased by Kinross Farm as a steeplechaser, and his return to flat racing!
          I remember when they claimed him and I thought wow, that's going to be one fast steeplechase horse. Too bad he doesn't like jumping; I'm glad they're still racing him.

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          • #6
            HRTV showed all of W-TH-F Cheltenham live. When I thanked them for the coverage I asked if they were planning similar coverage for Aintree. They are. Set your DVR now. April 7-9.
            madeline
            * What you release is what you teach * Don't be distracted by unwanted behavior* Whoever waits the longest is the teacher. Van Hargis

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              Originally posted by SEPowell View Post
              I remember when they claimed him and I thought wow, that's going to be one fast steeplechase horse. Too bad he doesn't like jumping; I'm glad they're still racing him.
              They actually didn't claim him. Neil and Zohar bought him through the estate sale of his former owner (Mr. Rutledge, who they had previously purchased Sur La Tete, as well).

              Although I live around the corner from this years Foxhall course, I was unable to attend (pulled muscle in my back), but I'll be around for most of the rest of the season.

              My sister works at the "home" of the Hunt Cup, and I will be there for sure! (I have a wedding that evening to go to, but hopefully will still be able to make it AFTER watching the race)

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                Originally posted by SteeleRdr View Post
                My sister works at the "home" of the Hunt Cup, and I will be there for sure! (I have a wedding that evening to go to, but hopefully will still be able to make it AFTER watching the race)
                I tried arranging that, but as I'm IN the wedding that I have to go to, it was a no go. I suppose I could always try and sneak out sometime during hair and makeup...
                As I asked the bride, what self respecting Monkton girl gets married on Hunt Cup Day? (a non-horsey one!)

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                • #9
                  All weddings & graduations should be scheduled around major race days, be them steeplechases or flat.

                  LBR
                  I reject your reality, and substitute my own- Adam Savage

                  R.I.P Ron Smith, you'll be greatly missed

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                  • #10
                    Not to divert from the Virginia and Maryland 'chasing but the first NSA sanctioned meet of the year goes off this Saturday - March 26th - at Aiken, SC with its 45th running. Looking at the entries its pretty thin sadly with most of the races on the card

                    Further it doesn't appear that nationalsteeplechase.com will be broadcasting the race on-line. Hopefully they will continue to broadcast future races.

                    Cited on another 'chasing thread was the curtailed entries from Augustin Stables. The Aiken race will have 1 horse running under George Strawbridge's colors: Five Pines (trained by Richard Valentine) in the $10k George H. Bostwick maiden claiming hurdle going off as race #3.

                    Aiken Standard 3-21-11 brief citation of the impending race

                    Considering well over 10,000 people attended last week's 69th annual Aiken Trials at the Training Track it should bode well for the steeplechasing.

                    Steeplechase Times 3-24-11 "Aiken Steeplechase: Mixed Up takes on four rivals"

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                    • #11
                      Aiken may be thin but look at the Piedmont entries!! Yowza!! That's a hunk-a timber horses.
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                        Originally posted by Hunter's Rest View Post
                        Aiken may be thin but look at the Piedmont entries!! Yowza!
                        Impressive to have 12 horses in the The George Robert Slater Memorial (Maiden Timber; Race 1 @ 3Miles). Even two Augustin runners on the days card - Beech Cay and Radio Flyer (Ire).

                        Yet for every ounce of fat found in some meets you have starving ones. The final field for the Bull Run Hunt Point to Point Sunday March 27th in Culpeper is thinner than Kraft Singles! Ouch. Two horses in the J. Carl Kincheloe Memorial maiden timber.

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                          Video - tv report (CBS News 12)on the Aiken steeplechase

                          The Fifth Race - the Budweiser Imperial Cup didn't find Mixed Up going to the winner's circle. Rather he took 3rd.

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                            Bull Run is perpetually light because the course, pardon me, sucks. It was assumed that moving the date up to not be the day after Gold Cup would help. We can safely rethink that one. The course isn't good for running or viewing and has a couple of turns/areas that are borderline dangerous.
                            Originally posted by The Saddle
                            Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.

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