Monday, April 22, 2013
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Monday, April 22
UPDATE (April 14)—Check out a race from Maryland Steeplechasing. Maryland Steeplechasing events are out of the gate this season. Tammie J. Monaco has sent in photos from the most recent event: The Grand National, held Saturday. Scroll through her photos, and view a video sent in by Lutherville-Timonium Patch user Doug Donovan, of the Greespring Valley Point-to-point held March 30 at Shawan Downs. View more Maryland Steeplechasing photos and videos from April 13 on Hunt Valley-Cockeysville Patch. Upload your photos and videos here, as well. Tell us what's happening in your photo—where you were, who's in it, when you took it, etc. Tell a story with your videos. Why did you want to share it with our readers? If you have any questions, please …
Monday, April 15, 2013
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Monday, April 15
Check out races from Maryland Steeplechasing. A vibrant photo from a Maryland Steeplechasing event was posted Monday by photographer Jason Edelstein. Thank you, Jason! Also recently posted on Hunt Valley-Cockeysville Patch: ______ You can upload your photos and videos here, as well. Tell us what's happening in your photo—where you were, who's in it, when you took it, etc. Tell a story with your videos. Why did you want to share it with our readers? If you have any questions email editor Janet Metzner at email@example.com. You can follow Hunt Valley-Cockeysville Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Telegraph previews one Hunt Cup rider.
Horse racing fans from both sides of the pond will be watching this weekend's Maryland Hunt Cup steeplechase. The Telegraph in London reports on the challenge ahead for Sam Waley-Cohen, the 30-year-old jockey and businessman from London who will ride Bon Caddo in the four-mile course on Saturday. Waley-Cohen will be the latest in a string of Englishmen to face the race, but the first in a number of years, the paper reports. The first was Paul Webber in 1985, who recalled the "bloody hairy" high fences of the Hunt Cup course in an interview with the paper. The other problem is something unique to Maryland and horse racing. As The Telegraph's Marcus Armytage writes, "[T]he Hunt Cup is the only race of the day and most of Maryland’s gentry …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Incomplete storms to 2012 win on jockey Joey Elliott after tough outings last year.
After just missing a Grand National victory last year and falling in the 2011 Hunt Cup, Incomplete won My Lady's Manor on Saturday afternoon. Jockey Joey Elliott rode Incomplete over the three mile timber course against a crowded field of 14 horses vying to win the $30,000 purse in the first jewel of Maryland steeplechasing's triple crown. The pair finished the race in 5 minutes, 58 seconds. "It was good to see Incomplete back to his old self," Elliott said. Incomplete's owner Robert Kinsley said he felt more confident today than he did in the previous year's race. "I wasn't as scared as I was last time," Kinsley said. "Today I felt better. [Elliott and trainer Ann Stewart] did a beautiful job to get this horse ready." Bubble Economy and …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Upload your own photos from Saturday's steeplechase races in Monkton. Connor Hankin won the Voss Memorial, the day's most prestigious race.
Connor Hankin, a senior at Gilman School, rode Battle Op to victory on Saturday in the Edward S. Voss Memorial, the marquee race of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point-to-Point. Battle Op is owned by his father, Michael Hankin, and is expected to run in the Maryland Grand National in two wees, and, if healthy, the Maryland Hunt Cup later this month. Private Attack, last year's Hunt Cup winner, fell in Saturday's Voss Memorial. The horse and the rider are both in good condition, according to Charlie Fenwick III, who won the Voss last year on Incomplete. Connor Hankin, 18, has been riding as an amateur for three years and won Saturday's race despite it being his first time racing Battle Op, trained by Lilli Kurtinecz. "It was my first spin on…
The weather is perfect for the race today in Monkton.
The winter that felt like spring has left me smacking my head at the thought that the heart of the steeplechase season is here already. The Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point-to-Point posts at 1:30 p.m. today in Monkton. Visit marylandsteeplechasing.com for all the details. Gates open at noon. With a sunny forecast with a high of 66 degrees, you couldn't ask for better conditions. Got photos of Saturday's race (or last week's Green Spring Valley Point-to-Point) that you want to share on Cockeysville Patch? Just upload them in a couple easy clicks. You can see photos and articles from this year's races and from the 2011 steeplechase season here. Here's the rest of the month's racing schedule: Saturday, April 14th: My Lady's Manor Saturday, April…
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Shawan Downs signature event featured five races with proceeds benefiting GBMC.
More than 5,000 steeplechase fans attended Legacy Chase, Shawan Downs' signature event, despite threatening skies, organizers said. Along with five races, the day's events included a stick pony race featuring 50 kids, aged eight and under, a tailgating competition and a petting zoo. Proceeds benefit the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. Here are the results of all steeplechase races. GBMC Maiden Hurdle (3:53 3/5) 1. Gustavian 2. Brother Sy 3. Imperial Gun 4. 53 3/5 The Legg Mason Global Asset Management Conditioned Claiming Hurdle (3:49 1/5) 1. Class Mark 2. Great Halo 3. Dance Faster The Brown Advisory Legacy Chase Open Timber (7:10) 1. Haddix 2. I'm Telling 3. Gorgeous Charger The Kinsley Companies Maiden Timber (7:15 …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The 11th annual steeplechase event will benefit Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
The 11th annual Legacy Chase, the signature event at Shawan Downs, will award more than $75,000 in purse money to winners of multiple steeplechase races. The Sept. 24 event, which will benefit Greater Baltimore Medical Center, is scheduled to post its first race at 1 p.m. but gates will open at 10 a.m. Opening ceremonies are set to begin at noon. Tickets run from $30 for general parking and admission to $1,500 for a premium finish line box. A full list of prices can be found here. Along with the steeplechase races, guests can enjoy a petting zoo, tailgate competition, stick pony race and more. They can also enter a raffle, for $10 a ticket, to win a two-year lease on a 2010 Volkswagon Passat 2.5LS.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Bow ties and sun hats were popular style staples.
The Hunt Cup has been a time-honored Maryland tradition for 115 years, but many patrons used the occasion to show off their spring fashion chops. Will Keyser, 29, a student from Baltimore City, looked dapper in a tweed jacket, red bow tie and Ray Ban sunglasses. After having attended the Hunt Cup for the past 15 years, Keyser has a keen sense for the latest racecourse styles. “Depends slightly on the age group,” he said. “But country traditional is making a comeback—tweed, khakis, bow ties.” And what you wear at Hunt Cup is no joke. “It’s important,” Keyser said. “It keeps the integrity of the races.” Hannah McMillan, 24, shares Keyser’s sentiments. “I can’t imagine being at a horse race and not dressing up,” McMillan said, a first-time …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Only three horses finished as jockey Blythe Miller Davies kept her horse focused on winning Maryland's premiere steeplechase event.
With about a mile to go in Saturday’s 115th Maryland Hunt Cup, eventual winner Private Attack’s chief challenge in the third and most cherished jewel of the state's steeplechase triple crown didn’t come from the rest of the field—it was boredom. The attrition of the four-mile course’s grueling 22 jumps over Worthington Farms in Glyndon had whittled the 10 starters to just three survivors and Private Attack—winner of the Grand National the previous weekend—was in cruise mode far ahead of second-place runner, And The Eagle Flys. Despite the huge lead, winning rider Blythe Miller Davies said the finish was no cakewalk. “We already had been three miles before we even got to the 17th (jump), so that’s a long way,” Davies said. “And he wasn’t so…