Steeple chase

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a race across country between a number of horsemen, to see which can first reach some distant object, as a church steeple; hence, a race over a prescribed course obstructed by such obstacles as one meets in riding across country, as hedges, walls, etc.

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This excludes the Royal Artillery Gold Cup and Grand Military Gold Cup VVHORSEs who run in November or December will no longer be barred from the following year's hunters' steeple chase programme VVOTHER eligibility criteria will remain unchanged (horses who have won a Class 1 or 2 chase in the 19 months before January 1, or been placed in a Grade 1 or 2 in the 15 months before, will be excluded, etc) as far as they can in handicaps," he said.
15 Crabbie's Grand National Steeple Chase (4m 2 1/2f).
The six-year-old, carrying just over 11 stone in the AMSS Handicap Steeple Chase, looked like an easy winner once the challenge of Gunna Be A Devil had been fended off.
Leighton Aspell riding Many Clouds (left) clear the last to win The Colin Parker |Memorial Intermediate Steeple Chase at Carlisle racecourse yesterday.
The Steeple Chase became renowned, attracted thousands of spectators - many of whom drank in the pub - and had a purse of 40 sovereigns, which today would be equivalent to PS3,364.
Selected to the steeple chase team that will be sent to Glasgow?
The amateur jockey extended his superb record over the National fences when he landed a superb success aboard Warne - owned by his father Robert - in the Crabbie's Supporting The Hillsborough Families Fox Hunters' Steeple Chase at Aintree.
Battlefront had cleared 10 fences in the John Smith's Fox Hunters' Steeple Chase, the first competitive test of significant course changes and new fence frames designed to improve safety.
The Duchess of Cambridge's sister certainly looked a picture of happiness at Cheltenham yesterday as she watched the Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase on day three of the horse-racing festival.
Plus Coral are also offering you a wealth of offers to help make your day even more enjoyable, including a cashback opportunity in the Byrne Group Plate Handicap Steeple Chase, enhanced place terms on selected races and a great free bet promotion.
Steeple chase runner Sudha Singh who is participating in the Sunday race said though Kenyans are talented, Indians can do wonders in long distance running too.