National Steeplechase Association

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The National Steeplechase Association is the official sanctioning body of American steeplechase horse racing.[1]

The National Steeplechase Association was founded on February 15, 1895 by August Belmont, Jr., the first president of The Jockey Club and chairman of the New York State Racing Commission, along with Alexander Cassatt, John G. Follansbee, H. DeCourcy Forbes, Frederick Gebhard, James O. Green, Samuel S. Howland, Foxhall P. Keene, and Frederick H. Prince.

The governing authority for the sport of steeplechase racing, their National Steeplechase Association held, promoted, and documented steeplechase races and events throughout the United States and granted licenses to its various participants. The organization continues to this day with headquarters in Fair Hill, Maryland. The current President is Francis H. Abbott, Jr. (also President of the Radnor Hunt Club).[2]

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