Trio of races on tap for Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point

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By Tod Marks

For the second straight year, National Steeplechase Association horsemen will be competing for purse money at the Washington, Va., meet on Saturday with three races worth $80,000.

The trio of races have gotten a purse bump of $15,000 over 2023. The sanctioned events, which include two $30,000 maiden hurdles, one for fillies and mares, at 2 miles, and a 3-mile $20,000 allowance over timber fences, are part of a day-long program at Ben Venue Farm in Washington, Va., in the Eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The NSA races are set to go off at 1:10 p.m., 1:45 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Nine additional races are on tap including events for amateur/novice, female, and young riders on the flat, over timber, over hurdles, and for Virginia-bred or sired horses. The first race gets underway at noon. Gates open at 10 a.m.

This year’s event marks the 48th running of the Old Dominion Races and the Centennial of the Old Dominion Hounds Hunt.

If you can’t make it to the meet, you can watch the NSA races via live stream at

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