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steeplechase

a horse race conducted over fences, open ditches and water jumps.
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I do think there is an undeniable understanding that if you're going to be a steeplechaser here, you're falling in line with a great tradition of steeplechasers," Simpson said last week when she was in Eugene for the Pre Classic.
Steeplechasers can''t even go to stud as they are all geldings.
LACK of experience has not been a barrier to talented steeplechaser Scott Green.
During the late 1990s, Sampson was the region's leading steeplechaser, but a back injury curtailed his enthusiasm for the event, so he put chasing on hold to concentrate on racing without the barriers to contend with.
ENGLAND steeplechaser Tina Brown is running without pain for the first time in nearly a month in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games.
Celebrity status can also be accorded to steeplechasers, with Red Rum, for example, becoming a much-feted character in his retirement; but the summer 'classics' on the flat tower over the horse-racing scene.
There are many steeplechasers that are kept on farms with other livestock and these will leave farms and return.
THE prospect of taking on the best steeplechasers around in the Cheltenham Gold Cup should hold no fears for Hanakham.
All together, nine of the top-10 steeplechasers in the world, as ranked by Track & Field News, are entered in the race.
More great steeplechasers will grace Aintree, but there will never be another Red Rum.
Sprinters can sprint, steeplechasers can leap over ditches filled with ankle-deep water and hurdlers would be fine as long as any obstacles blocking their escape route are evenly spaced and made of aluminium and lightweight PVC.
The pair of 3,000metre steeplechasers are the country's only athletes in action on the opening day of the meeting.