The Fall season of steeplechasing is upon us. Shawan Downs is 9/29 in Maryland and the International Gold Cup is 10/6 in Virginia. The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup is 11/4 here in southeastern PA. I suggest you buy a ticket and enjoy a day in the country...wagering, having a few cocktails and tailgating with friends. Most of these events benefit a worthy cause so you can engage in a bit of charitable giving at the same time.
For those who enjoy the betting, I suggest you visit the National Steeplechase Assoc. website before the meet...you can view entries for the races, jockey assigments, trainer's records, past performance and other useful info to help you pick a winner.