Headquartered in the equestrian epicenter for a quarter-century, the National Steeplechase Association is the official sanctioning body of steeplechase racing across the United States. Continue reading
Many may be focused on the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes at this time of year, but one cannot overlook Maryland’s Hunt Cup, known as the most demanding event in timber racing. Continue reading
With so many sporting events going on around the state this weekend, I, of course, picked the wrong one to attend. As a proud Maryland alum, I chose to head down to College Park for, what I thought would be, a good football game between Temple and Maryland. Instead, I watched my beloved Terps get drubbed by a surprisingly good Temple team. I should have stayed closer to home and headed up to Shawan Downs in Hunt Valley for the 11th annual Legacy Chase.
With the recent poor weather playing a factor, organizers were forecasting a crowd of about 5,000 people for the race. Instead, the bad weather held off and an estimated 8,000 people showed up for a day of fun, low-key horse racing. The only cost was a $30 parking fee that went directly to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson.