Thursday, 04 April 2024 12:17

Steeplechase Race Added to Belmont Schedule

Steeplechase race photo of Beverly R. Steinman’s Dark Equation via the New York Racing Association/Alex Evers Steeplechase race photo of Beverly R. Steinman’s Dark Equation via the New York Racing Association/Alex Evers

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has added the Grade 1, $150,000 Beverly R. Steinman steeplechase event for older horses to the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival at the Saratoga Racecourse. The race will take place on Sunday, June 9.

The race is named for Beverly R. “Peggy” Steinman, the owner of Dark Equation, who captured the 2008 Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup, and Colstar, a multiple graded stakes-winning filly who won more than $1 million on the flat.

“Peggy Steinman has represented the National Steeplechase Association at the highest level for decades, particularly at Saratoga, where her presence alone, sitting in her prominent finish-line box, has reminded people in the industry and especially at the New York Racing Association, that the traditions of steeplechasing run deep,” said Bill Gallo, the National Steeplechase Association’s (NSA) Director of Racing, in a statement. “This is a fitting and wonderful tribute to a very special person on an historic weekend in Saratoga. She is thrilled with the honor and looking forward to the Belmont at Saratoga Festival.”

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