NSA News

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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Virginia, Delaware to host 13 races on Kentucky Derby weekend

By Tod Marks Saturday’s Virginia Gold Cup meet boasts the NSA’s newest Grade 1 stake, which has drawn a prospective field of 10. The Winterthur Point-to-Point on Sunday, outside of Wilmington, Del., will feature its traditional four-race card, three over timber. Though the 2024 Maryland Hunt Cup is in the history books, another major timber…

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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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Hunt Cup, Foxfield mark stellar Saturday

By Tod Marks This weekend promises to be a bonanza for jump racing fans with a pair of showcase National Steeplechase Association meets. In Glyndon, nine horses are expected to face the starter in the 127th Maryland Hunt Cup, America’s oldest, longest, and most challenging timber race. Meanwhile hurdlers will take center stage at Foxfield…

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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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