Far Hills 2021 Recap: Stars all around

The Mean Queen won the big one, but Saturday’s Far Hills Races included plenty of other thrills as the New Jersey meet went to the post for the 100th time – and first since 2019 after Covid shut down last year’s schedule.

The Mean Queen leaps to Grand National crown

Running to the last fence of Saturday’s American Grand National hurdle stakes at the Far Hills Races, The Mean Queen cocked her right ear and braced for a challenge. She got one as Snap Decision arrived to her outside, intent on avenging a defeat a month earlier and snatching the Eclipse Award in the final Grade 1 of the season.

The Big One: Far Hills Picks & Preview

Here we are. After not happening in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and keeping tens of thousands of tailgaters at home, the Far Hills Races return Saturday. It’s the 100th running, so Happy Birthday or something but welcome back to the biggest meet on the National Steeplechase Association circuit.

Round 2: The Mean Queen, Snap Decision meet again

Look at The Mean Queen and Snap Decision, favorites for Saturday’s Grade 1 American Grand National hurdle stakes at the Far Hills Races, really look at them and just start scribbling observations.

Double jumps: Picks & Preview

A good, old-fashioned steeplechase double. Even if we wish they’d separate (somebody run on Sunday) it’s good to see a full weekend of American jump racing as the circuit heads to historic Glenwood Park for the Virginia Fall Races in Middleburg and goes north to western New York for the Genesee Valley Hunt Races.

Ex-racehorse Sorocaima part of entries at Fair Hill

Thoroughbreds can do anything. By now, the ex-racehorses of the world have proven that to be true many times over – in rings, arenas, fields, paddocks, quite literally anywhere people want to take them.