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steeplechase

a horse race conducted over fences, open ditches and water jumps.
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For a man who has never even hunted and knows nothing whatever about the country," Somerfield declared, "to attempt to ride in a steeplechase of this sort is sheer folly.
On one occasion, in 1888, he drove his mare the 12 miles to Cowbridge, racing everything on the road on his way to the Glamorgan Hunt Steeplechases which used to be held at the old Penlline Racecourse under the slopes of the castle.
The two final hunter chase steeplechases in Wales take place at Bangor-on-Dee on April 29 with The James Griffith Memorial Novices' Hunters' Steeplechase and The North Western Area Point-To-Point Championship on May 14.
RACING VICTORIA has given the green light for hurdle racing to continue in Australia for the next three years, but the board has reserved its decision on the future of steeplechases, writes Robert Windmill.
The problem now is that there are not many top-level steeplechases left," he added.
ON March 12, 1914 Frank Morgan rode the winners of all five races on the programme at Down Royal Steeplechases.
The Curre & Llangibby Hunt Steeplechases will be held at Howick on April 28 and this Saturday, weather permitting, the Monmouthshire Hunt Steeplechases take place at Llanvapley near Abergavenny (first race 2pm).
He won the Grand National Hurdle seven times, both the Grand Annual Steeplechase and Hiskens Steeplechase four times, three Great Eastern Steeplechases and the Australian Hurdle eight times.
On March 7 at Tenby Steeplechases, Fairy Queen ridden by her owner-rider Gwyn Saunders-Davies, won the Town Steeplechase over three miles by 20 lengths.
TRAINED by Fulke Walwyn, Mill House had won only three previous steeplechases before his Cheltenham triumph.