Talk:National Hunt racing

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Merge Steeplechase to National Hunt[edit]

The article on Steeplechase (horse racing) is about National Hunt racing, so should be incorporated into this article.


I Agree that Steeplechase racing should be merged with National Hunt racing. Culnacreann 18:28, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

The two articles should be merged, as they are about the same sport, but the term "steeplechasing" is most commonly used in the United States (the governing association is called the "National Steeplechase Association") so that name should be retained, or both should be used.

See american diction again (wiki is american biased, their own english language e.g. color not colour, gray not grey, so sub category Steeplechasing on the 'National Hunt' page and sign your comments) It's name is 'National Hunt' racing in the U.K. & Ireland where the overwhelmly majority of jump racing takes place (including France) Culnacréann Republic of Ireland 22:04, 17 November 2006 (UTC)


I agree that the different terms are used, but I think it's clearly the sensible solution to merge. SteveLamacq43 15:16, 16 October 2006 (UTC)


They can't be merged. National Hunt is the Offical Name for jump racing in the UK.[] Steeplechase is a generic description that applies to all, including the UK's National Hunt. As such, the National Hunt has to remain a separate article defining it with a link/reference in the main Steeplechasing article. - Handicapper 16:18, 17 October 2006 (UTC)


are flat races for horses that have not yet competed either in flat racing or over obstacles, often called 'bumper' races
Is that true because it didn't used to be the case? It wasn't common but did happen (e.g. Uncle Ernie and Ushers Island). --Davebesag 17:46, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

I propose removing a chunk about Red Rum[edit]

This is a general article about NH racing. The sections on notable courses and races (such as Cheltenham, Aintree, the Gold Cup, the Grand National) may just be relevant as illustrations of venues and events important to NH racing in the UK, but I can't see what the paragraph starting "1973, the first year that Red Rum won ..." is for. This is specific to Red Rum and should be merged to the Red Rum article. If no-one objects I'm going to delete and merge to Red Rum in 1 week's time Tonywalton Talk 00:45, 14 March 2009 (UTC)