- July 13, 2020
ST Publishing started with a steeplechase newspaper. Spring and fall, 1994-2012, we printed every other week, mailed copies to subscribers, loaded bundles of papers into our cars and hit the road for race meets, tack shops, sandwich stops and everything in between. Ink on our hands, ink on our car seats, plastic straps all over the place and (mostly) happy readers at each stop. Then came The Saratoga Special in 2001. We printed more often, but the model was the same – work hard, figure out how to get each edition into people's hands and repeat.
Now, of course, we can keep our hands cleaner and so can you but we haven't changed that much. We produce publications you can read online and/or in print (pending schedules, pandemics and other variables we haven't thought of). Most of them are here – The 2020 Special, The Saratoga Special (2007-2019), Steeplechase Times (2007-2012) and a few others listed under Miscellenous. We're working to complete the archives, but it's trickier than we thought given the conditions of some of our computer files and deep storage rooms in Fair Hill, and we'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, you can read current editions online. Digital editions are PDFs, meaning you or your web browser will need to be able to open such files. Scroll, read, enjoy. See you at the races.
A tradition since 1930, the Carolina Cup has lived through wars, depressions, the Civil Rights Movement, various models that included timber fences, natural brush hurdles and National Fences and hundreds of thousands of raucous spectators (some of whom actually saw a horse race). The great race, hosted by Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C.) was no match for the coronavirus, however, and was canceled this year.
If you miss it, here's a bit of memory lane courtesy of photographer Tod Marks – from Carolina Cups of 2009-19.
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Photographer Maggie KImmitt spent a couple days in and around the horse country of Virginia in January. Here's a sampling of photos with subjects ranging from O'Malley the cat to Eclipse Award winner Demonstrative. Click on the photo below to launch slide show.
Photographer Tod Marks was at the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, and captured a few gems from the four-race card headlined by the historic $40,000 Hunt Cup timber stakes run in memory of Paddy Neilson. Click the photo link below to launch.
Imperial Hint is on vacation at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center in Maryland, and enjoying every minute of it – even a meet-and-greet with a bird who found a perch on the Grade 1 winner's back the other day. Photographer Maggie Kimmitt spends some quality time with Raymond Mamone's winner of 12 races and more than $1.8 million. Click on the image below to launch slideshow.
Words can describe a lot of the moments at Cheltenham, but there's nothing like having a camera in your hand. Enjoy the best and wildest moments from the first day at Cheltenham.
Photographer Tod Marks traveled to suburban Philadelphia Saturday for the stakes-filled Pennsylvania Derby Day card at Parx Racing. McKinzie was the star of the show, though the Grade 1 Cotillion offered its share of drama as Midnight Bisou won by disqualification over Monomoy Girl.
Hand over the Eclipse Award for champion 3-year-old filly because Monomoy Girl is better than everyone in the division. She proved it again in Sunday's Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks, leading throughout and winning by 3 lengths. Photographer Tod Marks dishes out some all-star photos.
One of the great Thoroughbred traditions of the south, the Aiken Trials, happen for the 76th time March 17 and offer a great harbinger of spring, a chance to see some world-class Thoroughbreds in action and – at its most simple – a great day out. Photographer Barry Bornstein is a regular and provided some images from the 2017 races. Enjoy.