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  Steeplechase - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The steeplechase is a form of horse racing (primarily conducted in the United Kingdom, United States, and Ireland) and derives its name from early races in which orientation of the course was by reference to a church steeple, jumping fences and ditches and generally traversing the many intervening obstacles in the countryside.
The steeplechase originated in Ireland in the 18th century as an analogue to cross-country horse races which went from church steeple to church steeple, hence "steeplechase".
The official world record in the 3000 m steeplechase for men is held by Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar (formerly Stephen Cherono of Kenya) at 7:53.63 and was set on September 3, 2004 during the Ivo Van Damme Memorial in Brussels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Steeplechase   (578 words)

 Coney - Second Steeplechase.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On December 19, 1936 the Steeplechase Pier was damaged by a barge that was extending nearby rock jetties.
Although Steeplechase was closed for the winter, the worst natural disaster to hit Steeplechase since it was founded in 1897 occurred on Saturday November 7, 1953.
While Steeplechase was a fenced oasis of cleanliness and inexpensive fun, the rest of Coney's fun zone was filthy and noisy and a place where ride operators and food establishments gouged the public.
naid.sppsr.ucla.edu /coneyisland/articles/steeplechase2.htm   (8349 words)

 About the National Steeplechase Association
Steeplechase trainers are based throughout the Eastern half of the United States, with most concentrated in the Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia area..
A steeplechase horse in the off-season is often dirty, hairy and happy.
Steeplechasing occurs in 12 states, offers over $4.5 million in total purses, is seen by millions of people, includes the best horses and horsemen thoroughbred racing has to offer and each year raises millions of dollars for charity.
www.nationalsteeplechase.com /aboutus.html   (1107 words)

 810 KAR 1:050. Steeplechase racing.
All steeplechase races on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted shall be in accord with this administrative regulation and all other provisions of KAR Title 810 except as noted in the sections of this administrative regulation.
For steeplechase races, the apprentice allowance shall be ten (10) pounds until he has ridden a winner, seven (7) pounds until he has ridden an additional four (4) winners; five (5) pounds until he has ridden ten (10) winners.
For steeplechase races, 810 KAR 1:014, Section 1(11) shall not apply and ten (10) pounds shall be the limit of overweight any horse is permitted to carry with the exception of when the rider is an amateur; in this case there shall be no limit.
www.lrc.state.ky.us /kar/810/001/050.htm   (503 words)

 What is Steeplechase Horse Racing?
The first steeplechase courses were often over rough terrain, which meant that horse and rider were forced to deal with whatever unforseen obstacles might be in their path.
The first organized steeplechase racing began around 1830, and a basic steeplechase course is now 2-4 miles (3.2-6.4 meters) long and consists of a combination of obstacles such as stone walls, water jumps, brush fences,and timber rails.
Steeplechase races are held at several Thoroughbred race tracks throughout the country, the most significant race being the U.S. Grand National Steeplechase at Belmont Park.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-steeplechase-horse-racing.htm   (305 words)

 Coney - First Steeplechase.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
George Cornelius Tilyou, Steeplechase's founder, was born in New York City in 1862.
His premier attraction, dubbed the Steeplechase Horses and costing $41,000, was an undulating, curving, metal track over which large double-saddled wooden horses ran on wheels in an imitation of a real horse race.
I want to correct the notion that Steeplechase was wiped off the map." He also corrected the impression that with, a cold and rainy spring, he had a bad season.
naid.sppsr.ucla.edu /coneyisland/articles/steeplechase1.htm   (4433 words)

 Steeplechase Park, Coney Island- New York
Steeplechase Park is one of the most famous (and most influential) amusement parks in the industry's history.
Steeplechase Park was the heart of Coney, watching the island through good and bad times from the late 1800's to the mid-Sixties.
Steeplechase, like the rest of Coney, was a different world at night.
history.amusement-parks.com /steeplechase.htm   (502 words)

The 2000m steeplechase is not a pure middle distance race because of the different fatigue mechanisms that are evident between steeplechasing and flat running.
Outdoors, when steeplechase facilities are not available, it pays to make use of the long jump pit with a firm obstacle placed in front of it to simulate the clearance action.
In addition to these theoretical possibilities, it is advisable in the development of specific steeplechase endurance to use mainly long repetitions (3-4 x 1000 -1500m) with obstacles under cross-country running conditions, supplemented by 1500m steeple- chasing control tests on the track.
www.coachr.org /wsteep.htm   (1547 words)

 2002 Saratoga Steeplechase Review
Steeplechasing has a strong connection to Saratoga, as hurdle races have been contested there since the track first opened its doors in 1864.
The betting handle on steeplechase races at Saratoga this year was comparable to those registered in recent years, with approximately $500,000 bet on each steeplechase race, or roughly half of the average handled on flat races at the meet.
Despite the fact that steeplechase racing does not diminish the average daily handle, handicappers still wager less on steeplechase races than on flat races, a trend that doesn't exist in Europe where steeplechase racing is much more prevalent.
www.steeplestakes.com /02sparev.html   (6296 words)

 =-= Steeplechase the Band: News =-=   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Steeplechase’s official website, www.steeplechasetheband.com, is slated to be getting some major updates over the next month, including new band photos, music snippets, links, and news updates.
Steeplechase’s rhythm guitar player has formally announced that he will be leaving for Bombay, India on December 30th and according to sources is “looking forward to bringing in the New Year in a new place”.
Steeplechase has successfully completed all of the basic tracking for the “She Calls Me Out Tonight” single which is set for a late 2004/early 2005 release in Europe.
www.steeplechasetheband.com /news.html   (7827 words)

 The Church of Steeple - Why I worship the steeplechase. By Jeremy Derfner
The steeplechase, though, is not too fast and not too slow—it's the sexiest of all the middle-distance events.
The people steeple was modeled after the horse race (late one night by a drunk Oxford student, according to legend), and the horse race, in turn, was adapted from fox hunting.
The pool is located directly behind a barrier, and the steeplechaser's ability to manage the double hazard with aplomb is the key to the race.
www.slate.com /id/2105558   (753 words)

 The American Experience | Coney Island | People & Events | Steeplechase Park Opens
The first of the great Coney Island parks, Steeplechase Park, was the work of George C. Tilyou, and it grew from the sprig of envy.
The fire that razed Dreamland in 1911 left Steeplechase virtually unscathed, but George Tilyou died in 1914, and by then Coney Island as a whole was beginning to slip out of step with the times.
Today, the last sign that Steeplechase Park ever existed is the defunct Parachute Jump, purchased in 1940 from James H. Strong, a retired naval officer who originally had it built to train real-life paratroopers for service.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/coney/peopleevents/pande08.html   (712 words)

 Maryland Steeplechasing
The first recognized steeplechase race was run at Pimlico on October 18, 1873 over a course built in the infield.
Steeplechasing has not changed much since those early days.
Maryland Steeplechasing would like to invite you to pack a picnic and join the festivities of steeplechase racing in Maryland.
www.marylandsteeplechasing.com   (200 words)

 Welcome to Steeplechase Cattery
I'm Jean and I'm the matriarch of Steeplechase Cattery.
We are located in the central part of South Carolina near Columbia, the capital.
We here at Steeplechase are dedicated to the health and happiness of our kitties.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Estates/9001/main.htm   (234 words)

 History of Steeplechase Horse Racing
The Jumping Game explores the ancient and passionate bond between people and horses, and traces the 150-year history of the steeplechase in the United States through archival film and photographs.
Born in Ireland in 1752 - when at the end of a day’s foxhunting, two riders settled the argument of whose horse was best by racing to a distant church steeple - the sport crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the United States early in the 19th century.
According to my research, the first race that was reported in The Sporting Journal was in 1834, and amazingly enough was right in Washington, DC.
www.wuft.tv /LocalPrograms/jump/history.htm   (182 words)

 Steeplechase Racing
Steeplechase Racing - Champion Horses Annual horse of the year since 1956 based on vote of the National Turf Writers...
Steeplechase Racing - 1997–98 Major Stakes Races Winners of major steeplechase races from Nov. 16, 1997 through...
While he believes the big steeplechase of the weekend is impossible to call -one of the major events of the season over hurdles is a shoo- inf or one horse.(Sport)
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0874950.html   (437 words)

 Search Results for steeplechase - Encyclopædia Britannica
British racehorse trainer who in 32 years was credited with some 2,000 steeplechase winners; one of his most memorable was the popular One Man, which captured a number of important races but was...
British racehorse trainer and one of the most successful steeplechase trainers after World War II; he logged three victories in the Grand National and won five Scottish Grand Nationals, two Welsh...
Imperial Call became the first Irish-trained winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 10 years, and Rough Quest, which he beat by four lengths, went on to be the first winning favourite in the Grand...
www.britannica.com /search?query=steeplechase&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (385 words)

 Steeplechase Covenants, Phase I & II - HTML Version
This HTML version of the Phase I and II Covenants for Steeplechase was created by the Steeplechase Neighborhood Association as an aid to Steeplechase homeowners.
Get the ones that apply to your part of Steeplechase (all homes west of, and including those on, Brent and Brian, are covered by the Phase I and II Covenants; all homes east of Brent and Brian are covered by the Phase III Covenants).
Steeplechase Section Two and Architectural Control Committee two Shall be compose of Manuel Zuniga and G.H. Kronenberg or their nominee for the following lots: Block A Lots 1-16 Block B Lots 1-11 Block C Lots 1-12 Block D Lots 1-15 Block E Lots 1-40 Block E Lots 1-31 And Block G Lot 1
www.steepleweb.com /documents/covenants-phase1and2.htm   (5288 words)

 STEEPLECHASE PARK - Historical Sign
The opening of George C. Tilyou’s Steeplechase Park in 1897 marked the beginning of Coney Island’s era as “the Nation’s Playground” and the rise of the modern-day amusement park.
He called his park “Steeplechase - The Funny Place.” Popular rides at Steeplechase Park included the Steeplechase Race, in which visitors raced gravity-powered wooden horses around a circular steel track, and Trip to the Moon, a simulated rocket ride.
In 1907, Steeplechase Park suffered an eighteen-hour fire that destroyed thirty-five acres.
nycgovparks.org /sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=7334   (502 words)

 Steeplechase - dyestat.com Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
My best 1600m is a 4:37 and best 3200m is 10:02 and i ran a 1600m steeplechase in 4:54.
I know throwing in that extra lap in the steeplechase will make it more challenging and your legs will probably be more fatigued with the extra jumps.
When I ran the steeple, a rule of thumb was to take your 3200/2mile time and that would roughly approximate your steeplechase time.
www.dyestat.com /forum/showthread.php?t=4423   (677 words)

 QRSTUV - Songs: Steeplechase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Steeplechase has had 2 different recorded versions released over the years.
There are two types of races referred to as the steeplechase.
A horse race across a tract of land or on a race course with ditches, hedges, etc to jump.
www.igs.net /~adt/qrstuv/songs/iwtbac/track01.html   (212 words)

 The Brookhill Steeplechase
Brookhill Steeplechase, sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association (NSA), proudly boasts being a completely volunteer run event.
The event has something for everyone...from Corporate Tents to College Park, it’s the ONLY place to be on the first Saturday in May. It’s the event you don’t want to have to hear about around the water cooler on Monday.
www.brookhillsteeplechase.com   (147 words)

 Steeplechase. The Columbus Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since its beginning in 1985, The Steeplechase at Callaway has generated more than $1,500,000 for not-for-profit, tax-exempt arts related organizations in southwest Georgia and southeast Alabama.
Now in its sixteenth year, the Sport of Kings Challenge was developed by the International Steeplechase Group, an organization dedicated to the perpetuation of amateur racing and promoting the sport of steeplechasing.
Like the Triple Crown in flat racing, the series of five races is open to three-year olds and upward which have not won a race over hurdles or steeplechase fences prior to June 1, of the previous year.
www.steeplechaseatcallaway.org /media.html   (694 words)

In 1869, a steeplechase was held at Jerome Park in New York.
Iroquois Steeplechase, Middle Tennessee's premier horse racing event, will be held May 8, 1999.
Panels on either side of a steeplechase fence which are designed to guide a horse to a fence.
www.horse101.com /topics/Disciplines/steeplechase   (6543 words)

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