(1) the horse had all the attributes to win her the greatest steeplechase in the calendar(2) Two steeplechase accidents marred the 20th open house at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday before a record crowd estimated at 22,000.(3) the breed is used for flat racing as opposed to harness racing or steeplechase(4) This is a Tour de France type of drug, this is endurance marathoners, 3,000 metres steeplechase runners type of drug.(5) The world's best time is more than 50 sec lower, but these times were an important breakthrough, having begun her career as a middle-distance runner before the gradual arrival of the steeplechase provided a greater incentive.(6) His victories include two wins over jumps in a brief steeplechase career that spanned five races, four in 1995 and one in 1998.(7) An independent review panel has concluded that steeplechase racing is an integral part of Victoria's country race meetings in Australia and should not be discontinued despite protests of cruelty from animal rights activists.(8) A former steeplechase rider, Francis has based most of his work in the world of horse racing.(9) John's Call, the venerable gelding who rose from obscure steeplechase races to two Grade 1 victories and the brink of a championship at the age of nine, has come to an end.(10) Opening the 137th Saratoga Race Course season with a steeplechase race resulted in three jockeys being unseated from their mounts and two of those riders suffering broken bones.(11) He rode his first winner at age 14 at Agua Caliente in Mexico, where his mother Clara Adams, trained Thoroughbreds for flat and steeplechase racing.(12) McDynamo, a leading contender to win the Eclipse Award as champion steeplechaser, earned the Lonesome Glory Champions Trophy as the leading steeplechase earner of 2005.(13) And the winning Irish trainer Jimmy Mangan admitted the horse could line up again for the world-famous steeplechase again next year.(14) ‘I've been with a lot of outfits over the years and my crew is one of the best,’ said Bates, formerly a steeplechase jockey, who rode for 17 years.(15) Two were gold medals, with one in the 5000m in 15 min 20 sec and the 10,000m in 32 min 44 sec, a silver in the steeplechase in 9.37 and a bronze medal in the half marathon.(16) With Aintree announcing record attendances once again for its Grand National meeting, it seems hard to imagine that the famous steeplechase was perilously close to being axed as recently as the 1970s.