Scenes From Steeplechase Races at Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs hosted six non-betting steeplechase races during their abbreviated summer racing season. The jump events were held over two separate days prior to the respective pari-mutuel flat cards which began at 5:30 PM.

Archived videos of the six are available at

Here are some pictures from those races courtesy of Coady Photography.

Mr. Bridger shows the way over the first jump in a $20,000 maiden hurdle race August 10. The 6-year-old English Channel gelding finished second in the race.
French Light in the winners circle August 10. Both rider Gerald Galligan and trainer Jonathan Sheppard had a pair of wins from the three races.
Horses in a $15,000 Overnight Handicap prepare for the first jump in an August 10 race.
10-year-old Elmutahid, winner of the Overnight Handicap, is with his connections afterwards — jockey Bernard Dalton, trainer Jeremy Gillam and owner Diana Gillam.
Baltimore Bucko (#7 with orange saddle cloth), is first over the final jump en route to victory in a $20,000 maiden event August 10. Gerald Galligan is up top.
Go as You Please was best in a $20,000 fillies & mares maiden race August 2. Barry Foley rode for trainer Paul Fout and owner Beverly Steinman.
5-year-old Paddy O’Prado mare, Go as You Please, wins convincingly August 2.
The Happy Giant (left, orange silks), winner of an August 2 maiden race for horses four and up, is a head better than Sky Hy Star over the final hurdle.
The Happy Giant with rider Ross Geraghty, is trained and owned by Allison Fulmer.
Irish-bred A Silent Player, winner of a four-year-old & up maiden race August 2, is in mid-pack of a group tackling the first jump.
A Silent Player, #5 (far left,) makes his way to the front. The 5-year-old German-bred ended up winning.