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Snap Decision, Schoodic star in monumental day for Fisher and Watters

By Tod Marks On a day that felt more like August at Colonial Downs in nearby New Kent, Va., rather than The Plains in late October, Bruton Street-US’ Snap Decision captured the G2 $75,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson hurdle stakes while Dolly Fisher’s Schoodic scored in the $75,000 International Gold Cup timber stakes. The day…

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Major hurdle, timber stakes highlight eight-race Great Meadow card

By Tod Marks For the third time this fall, the jumpers return to Virginia on Saturday, where they’ll compete for $325,000 in purses at the International Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains, the second richest program on the National Steeplechase Association autumn calendar. The card consists of eight races –…

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Noah and the Ark pulls off the impossible…again

By Tod Marks Sent off at 18-1, Keystone Thoroughbreds’ Noah and the Ark led a charge over the final fence to overtake Irish invaders Seddon and Salvador Ziggy, and beat back a gallant surge by Hurricana Farm’s Merry Maker to capture America’s biggest steeplechase prize, the $250,000 American Grand National (Grade 1) at 2 5/8…

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Stage is set for steeplechasing’s “Grand” day

By Tod Marks Steeplechase racing’s seminal day features an all-stakes seven-race card and $675,000 in prize money. The races will be broadcast nationally on America’s Day at the Races on Fox Sports. First race post time is 12:50 p.m. They don’t call the Far Hills Races steeplechasing’s championship day for nothing, and this year there’s…

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Schoodic, Monbeg Stream shine under dreary skies

By Tod Marks A pair of timber stakes headlined Saturday’s National Steeplechase Association doubleheader in New York and Virginia, and though the meets were about 400 miles apart, wet weather played a role in each. At the Genesee Valley Hunt Races in Geneseo, N.Y., Tuscany Racing’s Monbeg Stream found the winner’s circle for the fourth…

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