steeplechasing love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the racing of horses over open country, or over fences
  • n. athletics over hurdles and a water jump

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of riding steeple chases.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or sport of riding in a steeplechase.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • NSA-sanctioned steeplechasing and all kinds of kid and amateur races.

    Liz O'Connell: 2012 in Under 365 Words

  • The evidence of recent Nationals suggests that seven-year-olds, who lack experience of steeplechasing, have just a 33% chance of keeping their rider in the saddle throughout.

    Ballabriggs can give McCain family their fifth Grand National

  • This story of enterprise and togetherness is from the top drawer of steeplechasing yarns.

    Nicky Henderson craves Cheltenham Gold Cup at end of troubled Festival

  • No horse has ever won the race, the midwinter championship of steeplechasing, five times, but he is odds-on to be the first.

    Paul Nicholls has Kauto Star ready for historic King George Chase bid

  • 'I understand,' Crispin said, 'that in steeplechasing in general, few stud values are involved, and in this year's National the horses are all geldings.

    The Elvis Latte

  • Firstly, few retainer contracts of any sort were offered to jockeys in steeplechasing.

    The Elvis Latte

  • Dick was a steeplechasing jockey for many years, and rode the Queen Mother's horses.

    The Book Thread

  • Saturday's running of one of the best steeplechasing afternoon programmes of the whole midwinter season was stuck in a silly halt because the people who worked the Tote betting machines wanted to stay at home.


  • On British racecourses that year the steeplechasing scene had been sizzlingly dominated by the improbable trainer - jockey allegiance of a long-haired descendant of true gypsies with the aristocratic nephew of an historic house.

    Field Of Thirteen

  • With a flick of a glance at Polly, who was looking particularly bland, the Duke said to Orinda kindly, 'Now, Mrs Nagle, I am truly concerned that you should enjoy and understand our splendid sport of steeplechasing, and as I'll be busily occupied I can think of no one better to entrust you to than young Benedict there.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.