Far Hills Steeplechase

Saturday October 17, 2009: Far Hills, NJ


The horses approach the final fence in race 1 at the Far Hills Race Meeting, the Grade III Peapack-Guelph Hurdle Stakes for fillies and mares.
Confined, a 5-year-old mare trained by Jonathan Sheppard and ridden by Robert Walsh, clears the last jump on her way to winning the Peapack-Guelph Stakes.
Best Alibi, a 6-year-old gelding, walks in the paddock before race 2, the Harry E. Harris Hurdle Stakes for maidens four years old and upward.

From left, top three finishers Ambersham (William Dowling up), Virginia Minstrel (Chip Miller up) and Here Comes Art (Bernard Dalton up) compete in the Harry E. Harris Stakes. Ambersham, trained by Jack Fisher, was the winner, followed by Here Comes Art.
Slip Away, a 6-year-old gelding by Skip Away, walks in the paddock before race 3, the Appleton Hurdle Stakes.
Cradle Will Rock (left), ridden by Danielle Hodson, and Four Schools, with Robert Walsh, take part in race 3, the Appleton Hurdle Stakes. Cradle Will Rock finished 4th; Four Schools was one of five horses in the 12-horse field that did not finish the race. The first three races of the meet were all 2 1/8 miles.

Dictina's Boy, Xavier Aizpuru up, races from the last fence to the finish line to win the Appleton Hurdle Stakes. Tom Voss trained him as well as the winners of the next two races.
Terpsichorean gets ready for race 4, the 2 1/2-mile Foxbrook Supreme Hurdle Stakes (Grade 1--Novice.)
You The Man, after falling at the 3rd fence and losing rider Jody Petty, continues to run in the Foxbrook Supreme Hurdle Stakes.
Jody Petty watches as his mount, You the Man, continues race 4 without him.
You The Man is checked for injuries after the race.
Left Unsaid (right), Ross Geraghty up, jumps the final fence in the Foxbrook Supreme Hurdle. The 4-year-old son of Dynaformer won the race; Class Crash, left, with Bernard Dalton, was second.
Jockey Paul Carberry, center, and others wait in the paddock before race 5, the Grade 1 Grand National.
Red Letter Day and jockey Bernard Dalton race toward a 4th-place finish in the Grand National, the day's longest race at 2 5/8 miles.
Your Sum Man, right, Ross Geraghty up, clears the final fence on his way to winning the Grand National. General Ledger, left, with Jason McKeown, finished second.
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