My Lady’s Manor, Tryon Block House recap

My Lady’s Manor, Tryon Block House recap BY TOD MARKS Tomgarrow and Boulette starred in Saturday’s eight-race doubleheader at the My Lady’s Manor timber meet in Monkton, Md., and at Tryon Block House hurdle races in Columbus, N.C. Picking up where he left off last year, Leipers Fork Steeplechasers’ 2021 timber champion Tomgarrow, under new…

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My Lady’s Manor, Tryon preview

My Lady’s Manor, Tryon preview BY TOD MARKS An eight-race doubleheader is on tap for Saturday, with timber specialists headed to Monkton, Md., while hurdlers travel toward the mountains of Western North Carolina for the annual Tryon Block House races in Columbus. The historic Maryland Timber Triple gets underway in Monkton, about 30 miles north…

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HISTORIC HEART IS ALL HEART IN CUP TRIUMPH

Carolina Cup Recap: Historic Heart is All Heart in Cup Triumph BY TOD MARKS Trainer Arch Kingsley and jockey Gerard Galligan were three-time winners on Saturday’s six-race card, but shared the spotlight with an up-and-coming novice star who has now captured two of his three U.S. starts. In his brief U.S. career, Atlantic Friends Racing’s…

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Aiken, Cheshire recap

Aiken, Cheshire recap BY TOD MARKS Young scores hat trick; Cheltenham runner impresses in NSA debut The National Steeplechase Association Spring season got underway this past weekend with a combined eight-race doubleheader at Aiken and Cheshire, with many familiar names from the 2021 leaderboard signaling their readiness for even bigger things ahead in 2022. Trainer…

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NSA live stream to continue in 2022

NSA live stream to continue in 2022 BY TOD MARKS Beginning with Aiken and Cheshire this weekend, National Steeplechase Association fans will again have the opportunity to catch the real-time excitement of all 16 sanctioned meets on the spring calendar. But in a break from the past, the stream will be available by paid subscription only.…

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SIXTEEN MEETS ON TAP FOR NSA SPRING CALENDAR

In a positive sign that the sporting life is one step closer to a return to normalcy, the National Steeplechase Association has a full slate of 16 race meets scheduled for this spring, the most since the pre-pandemic 2019 season. Overall, 82 races, worth $2.33 million in purses, have been carded across seven states. The…

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MEET NSA’S NEW MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DR. ERICA GAERTNER

By Betsy Burke Parker, Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation She’s no stranger to steeplechasing – This insider brings a kit bag full of personal experience with jump racing and athletics to the role Gaertner plans a holistic approach, supporting the physical, emotional and mental needs of sport participants If you said Erica Gaertner has handled her life…

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The Mean Queen wins Eclipse Award

The Mean Queen wins Eclipse Award BY TOD MARKS It’s official: The Mean Queen wins Eclipse Award  The Irish-bred mare, who began the 2021 season unraced over hurdles, ended the year with three straight Grade 1 triumphs, and on Thursday night took home the award as champion steeplechaser at the 51st Eclipse Award ceremonies at…

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