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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 27, 1990
The Fair Hill races will honor the late E.H. "Tiger" Bennett by naming the timber race, which will be run each fall, for him.The first such race will be Saturday, when the 59th Fair Hill fall meeting is conducted at the course in Maryland, near the Pennsylvania and Delaware lines. It will be a three-mile race for novice jumpers.Bennett, who rode in nine Maryland Hunt Cups and was involved in that race's most famous disqualification, died Feb. 24 after a long illness.Edward Hartshorne Bennett, who would have been 82 on Feb. 26, was born in Middletown, N.J. From the time he spent in Maryland in steeplechasing, he was called "Tiger," a name believed to have been given to him because he attended Princeton University, whose sports mascot is a tiger.
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By Joe Clancy and Joe Clancy,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2009
FAIR HILL - -Bridesmaid no more. Moon Dolly came into the $30,000 Valentine Memorial hurdle stakes, the feature at Saturday's annual Fair Hill Races, with four consecutive seconds in races in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Back home in Maryland, she halted the frustration with a game victory. Trained in Monkton by Tom Voss, the 8-year-old daughter of Kris S. challenged pacemaker Jellyberry in the deep stretch and prevailed by a head in 4 minutes, 15 3/5 seconds for the 2 1/4 miles.
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By TODD KARPOVICH and TODD KARPOVICH,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 2006
FAIR HILL -- Two Maryland-bred horses had first-place finishes and another narrowly missed winning the feature event at the Fair Hill Races yesterday in front of 14,750. Fair Hill in Cecil County was supposed to feature eight races with a total purse of $75,000, but the CCBF James Stump Memorial Novice Timber was canceled because officials with the National Steeplechase Association ruled the jumps were not structurally sound. Jack Fisher, whose Maryland-bred horse, Looking Best, won the $15,000 Delaware Park Hurdle, said he hopes to put together a group of horsemen to meet with the state and discuss ways to make the necessary repairs.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Special to The Sun | May 25, 2008
FAIR HILL -- Two years ago, the talented mare Guelph was being prepared for the $30,000 Valentine Memorial Sport of Queen's Stakes when she suddenly reared and flipped, compromising her chances to capture the only major race that has eluded her. "She had 16 fractures in her withers I was told later," trainer Tom Voss said. "And she only got beat by a nose." Yesterday, before a sun-bathed crowd at the 74th annual Fair Hill Races, there was no repeat. Guelph did everything right, dominating throughout the 2 1/4 mile jumping event, and added the Valentine to her resume with a wire-to-wire victory.
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By Karin Remesch | May 23, 1996
Memorial Day observanceHonor the servicemen and women missing in action and pay tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in defense of their country during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.Beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, the Memorial Day observance will include the pageantry of the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band and color guard units from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, the Sons of the American Revolution and the Buffalo Soldiers Association.Robert Timberg, deputy chief of The Sun's Washington Bureau and author of "The Nightingale's Song" will be the keynote speaker.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 30, 1994
Mrs. Lewis C. Murdock, who campaigned the Hall of Fame jumper, Zaccio, in the early 1980s, has come up with another good steeplechaser named Leandro.The 5-year-old Chilean-bred gelding is favored today to win the $25,000 Miles Valentine Novice Stakes at the Fair Hill Races near Elkton.Leandro comes into the race off of three consecutive victories at Aiken, S.C., Southern Pines, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn. In his past two starts the horse set course records.Leandro's trainer, William Cocks, said that Mrs. Murdock purchased the South American import through bloodstock agent Charles Cushman.
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By Wendy E. Lane and Wendy E. Lane,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2005
FAIR HILL - Monkton trainer Jack Fisher ended a disappointing spring steeplechase season on a positive note yesterday at the Fair Hill Races, saddling three winners. In the featured Valentine Memorial over national fences, Fisher's Footlights won for the second consecutive year, surging from behind to beat Feeling So Pretty to claim the $30,000 stakes for fillies and mares. Monte Bianco took the $15,000 Delaware Park hurdle, and Mr. Bombastic won the $10,000 James Stump Memorial timber.
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By Joe Clancy and Joe Clancy,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2009
FAIR HILL - -Bridesmaid no more. Moon Dolly came into the $30,000 Valentine Memorial hurdle stakes, the feature at Saturday's annual Fair Hill Races, with four consecutive seconds in races in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Back home in Maryland, she halted the frustration with a game victory. Trained in Monkton by Tom Voss, the 8-year-old daughter of Kris S. challenged pacemaker Jellyberry in the deep stretch and prevailed by a head in 4 minutes, 15 3/5 seconds for the 2 1/4 miles.
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By Sylvia Badger | September 25, 1990
FAMILIES FROM all over Maryland and Delaware are expected to attend the running of the Fair Hill Races in Elkton on Saturday. These races, a tradition since 1934, will benefit Cecil County's Union Hospital.The excitement of steeplechase racing makes the Fair Hill races wonderful entertainment for the whole family. Charles Fenwick Jr, one of the top amateur steeplechase jockeys in the country, is chairman of this year's race committee. Other regular attendees at the races are Mr. and Mrs. F. Grove Miller, president of the Maryland State Fair; Peyton S. Cochran Jr., retired Rouse Co. exec; Douglas Croker III, Ilex Construction Co; S. Bonsal White, Foxfire Farm; J. Harlan Williams, real estate developer; Carroll Jackson, Wills & Associates consultant; Murphy Toumey, Kidde Corp.
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By Special to The Sun | September 3, 1991
ELKTON -- Jet Wave took the lead from fellow 9-year-old horse Tostadero with one fence remaining and took a 3 1/2 -length win in yesterday's featured jump race at the Fair Hill Races.Three late scratches, due largely to extra-firm turf, reduced the field in the $7,500 race to two horses. The pair battled side by side for the first half-mile with 2-5 favorite Tostadero taking over until Jet Wave's final burst.Ridden by Sean Clancy, the winner returned $3.40 in win betting only and covered the 2 1/16 miles in 4 minutes, 3 seconds before 7,544 spectators.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 24, 2008
While flat racing struggles with fewer horses and declining revenues, the steeplechase circuit is enjoying steady progress. Proof of that can be seen in a perusal of the entries for today's annual Fair Hill Races, which have drawn bulging fields for the eight-race program that will begin at 1 p.m. at the picturesque Cecil County layout. With expected cooperation from the weather, an estimated 12,000 are expected to view a card headlined by the $30,000 Valentine Memorial for fillies and mares, a 2 1/4 -mile test over national fences.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun Reporter | May 27, 2007
FAIR HILL -- Steeplechase racing ended its spring meet in summer heat in Cecil County yesterday. It was so hot at the Fair Hill Races that the ice cream line was longer than the lines at any betting window. It was so hot that there were nearly as many race-goers lurking in the cool beneath the grandstands as in the seats. And by midday, the rows of opened beach umbrellas seemed to stretch from here to Ocean Downs. One day each year, Fair Hill opens for racing and legal wagering. It's the only steeplechase track in the country that allows pari-mutuel betting.
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By NOAM N. LEVEY AND RICHARD SIMON and NOAM N. LEVEY AND RICHARD SIMON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 6, 2006
WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri rolled out his first television campaign ad, the embattled first-term Republican focused on a simple message: "It's not what you promise that matters. It's what you do." It's a point that neatly defines the rhetorical battle that has broken out between the two main political parties now that Congress has recessed until September. As lawmakers embark on a frenzied month of campaigning ahead of November midterm elections, the record of what the GOP-controlled Congress has done - and not done - is shaping up as a central issue in the fight for control of Capitol Hill.
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By TODD KARPOVICH and TODD KARPOVICH,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 2006
FAIR HILL -- Two Maryland-bred horses had first-place finishes and another narrowly missed winning the feature event at the Fair Hill Races yesterday in front of 14,750. Fair Hill in Cecil County was supposed to feature eight races with a total purse of $75,000, but the CCBF James Stump Memorial Novice Timber was canceled because officials with the National Steeplechase Association ruled the jumps were not structurally sound. Jack Fisher, whose Maryland-bred horse, Looking Best, won the $15,000 Delaware Park Hurdle, said he hopes to put together a group of horsemen to meet with the state and discuss ways to make the necessary repairs.
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By Wendy E. Lane and Wendy E. Lane,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 29, 2005
FAIR HILL - Monkton trainer Jack Fisher ended a disappointing spring steeplechase season on a positive note yesterday at the Fair Hill Races, saddling three winners. In the featured Valentine Memorial over national fences, Fisher's Footlights won for the second consecutive year, surging from behind to beat Feeling So Pretty to claim the $30,000 stakes for fillies and mares. Monte Bianco took the $15,000 Delaware Park hurdle, and Mr. Bombastic won the $10,000 James Stump Memorial timber.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2003
FAIR HILL - Last Memorial Day, trainer Jack Fisher thought he had won the $30,000 Miles Valentine Memorial Stakes when Indispensable reached the wire first. But he left the Fair Hill Races in a far less jovial mood after Indispensable was disqualified for interference and placed second to P.C. Plod. He had no such concerns this time. Fisher, the National Steeplechase Association's leading trainer in 2003, didn't have to deal with any claims of foul yesterday as Dynability turned in a gritty, front-running performance for 2 1/4 miles.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 31, 1994
Two women jockeys, Sanna Neilson of Unionville, Pa., and Victoria Schlesinger, who lives in Butler, posted upsets yesterday in the hurdle and timber features at the Fair Hill Races near Elkton.Neilson guided Augustin Stable's Dalton River to a four-length victory over heavily favored Leandro in the $25,000 Miles Valentine Novice Stakes.Leandro, ridden by Cort Marzullo, led for nearly the entire 2 1/4 miles until he approached the last of 15 hurdles. There Neilson, on Dalton River, jumped the fence head and head with Marzullo and then kicked in on the outside for an easy victory.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2003
FAIR HILL - Last Memorial Day, trainer Jack Fisher thought he had won the $30,000 Miles Valentine Memorial Stakes when Indispensable reached the wire first. But he left the Fair Hill Races in a far less jovial mood after Indispensable was disqualified for interference and placed second to P.C. Plod. He had no such concerns this time. Fisher, the National Steeplechase Association's leading trainer in 2003, didn't have to deal with any claims of foul yesterday as Dynability turned in a gritty, front-running performance for 2 1/4 miles.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2003
With probable favorites Praise The Prince and Golden Marvel scratched, the $30,000 Miles Valentine Memorial Stakes looms as a wide-open affair when Fair Hill conducts its annual Memorial Day weekend program today. The 10-race card begins at 12:15 p.m., earlier than usual because of more racing. The program offers a chance for Maryland trainer Tom Voss to begin catching up after a slow start in a bid to win his fourth consecutive National Steeplechase Association training title. Voss has entered five horses on the day, including Anofferucantrefuse and Teb's Bend in the feature.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2000
River Hill tightened up an almost gridlocked, six-team Howard County title race in boys basketball by knocking off league-leading Centennial last night, 39-34. The loss dropped Centennial (13-6 overall, 11-4 league) into a first-place tie with Oakland Mills with three games left to play. Long Reach, River Hill, Wilde Lake and Hammond are one game back at 10-5. The Hawks, who trailed 22-15 at halftime, held Centennial to just 12 points in the second half and four points in the last quarter.
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