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Posts tagged ‘Iroquois Steeplechase’

5
Sep

FORMER IROQUOIS PRESIDENT ALBERT MENEFEE DIES

By: Don Clippinger, National Steeplechase Association

Albert L. Menefee III, a longtime member of the Iroquois Steeplechase Race Committee who served as Iroquois’ president from 2009 to 2017, died Monday, Sept. 3, after an extended illness resulting from a hunting accident. He was 59. Read more

9
May

NICHOLS CANYON TO MISS CALVIN HOUGHLAND IROQUOIS (GR. 1)

Photo by Patricia Branan-Wendell

A top-drawer field was taking shape Monday for the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), but missing from Saturday’s race will be Nichols Canyon, the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle winner who sustained an injury while shipping to the United States. Read more »

25
Apr

AMERICAN STEEPLECHASING SHINES IN $500K CHALLENGE AT NASHVILLE’S IROQUOIS

Late Scratch at Cheltenham for Eclipse Award-Winning Rawnaq Opens the Field for May 13 TVV Capital Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and CHELTENHAM, England – It couldn’t have been scripted any better: The American horse Rawnaq that won last year’s Iroquois Steeplechase by a neck, beating leading Irish horses Shaneshill and Nichols Canyon, went on to win the Eclipse Award. This spring, he was set to compete for the $500,000 bonus at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Read more »

18
Apr

Steeplechase’s Rich History (National Steeplechase Association)

American steeplechasing traces its lineage to Ireland, but owes its life to nine men from New York. August Belmont, H. DeCourcy Forbes, Samuel S. Howland, James O. Green, Frederick Gebhard, A.J. Cassatt, Foxhall P. Keene, John G. Follansbee and Frederick H. Prince founded the National Steeplechase Association. The purposes of the organization, according to the original charter dated February 15, 1895, have changed little. Read more »

6
Apr

75th Iroquois Steeplechase Luncheon

NASHVILLE, TN (Wednesday, April 6) Patricia Branan-Wendell– The 75th Iroquois Steeplechase season kicked off today with the Spring Luncheon with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read more »