Naylor becomes NSA’s all-time leading owner

By Tod Marks With a double at Radnor, Naylor becomes NSA’s all-time leading owner The Irv Naylor Stable, a powerhouse on the National Steeplechase Association circuit since 2010, became the sport’s leading purse earner with a pair of victories at Saturday’s Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern, Pa. Naylor, who captured his seventh leading owner crown…

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Radnor wraps up season

By Tod Marks The curtain comes down on the National Steeplechase Association Spring season on Saturday with the 93rd running of the Radnor Hunt Races in the picturesque Brandywine Valley of Chester County, Pa. As has been the case for much of the Spring, there’s a chance of showers in the forecast; temperatures are expected…

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Iroquois & Willowdale recap

By Tod Marks Snap Decision, Abaan, and Right Tempo turn heads in Nashville, while Our Friend scores at Willowdale. Saturday’s steeplechasing doubleheader at the Iroquois in Nashville, and Willowdale Races some 800 miles away in Kennett Square, Pa., was nothing short of sensational, with three of the sports brightest stars putting on a show for…

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Iroquois & Willowdale preview

By Tod Marks The jumpers head to Tennessee for the richest and most significant meet of the Spring, while opportunities abound for timber and hurdle runners along with apprentice riders in Pennsylvania. On the penultimate weekend of the National Steeplechase Association spring calendar, many of the top horses in training head to Nashville for 83rd…

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Rampoldi Plan, Schoodic soar on busy weekend

By Tod Marks Bad weather played a role in the weekend’s action, which was punctuated by rain, clouds and cool temperatures. Yet, the dreary conditions didn’t stop fans from turning out in large numbers at both the Virginia Gold Cup Races on Saturday in The Plains and Winterthur Point-to-Point outside of Wilmington, Del. Nine races…

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Maryland Hunt Cup, Foxfield recap 

By Tod Marks Blackhall, a maiden, takes Hunt Cup with the first Briton to capture America’s premiere timber race, while Total Joy, Who’s Counting earn first stakes wins at Foxfield.  This year’s Maryland Hunt Cup was filled with enough storylines to fill a book. The finish was one of the closest in memory with four…

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Snap Decision, Schoodic shine at Middleburg while Awesome Adrian scores in the Grand National

By Tod Marks Saturday proved to be a banner day for two of the sport’s premier athletes, while the human side of the equation produced equally stellar heroics. At the Middleburg Spring Races in Virginia, a full house of approximately 8,000 fans witnessed Bruton Street-US’ perennial powerhouse Snap Decision begin his 10-year-old campaign with an…

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Middleburg/Grand National preview:

By Tod Marks Snap Decision, Noah and the Ark, and timber champion Schoodic return to action at the Middleburg Spring Races, while Maryland hosts the second leg of the Timber Triple in Butler featuring reigning Maryland Hunt Cup champion Withoutmoreado. Glenwood Park hosts stars and stakes action at the Middleburg Spring Races on Saturday with…

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