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Steeplechase maintains following, pushes for growth

A steeplechase race starts the day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
A steeplechase race starts the day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
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For 40 meets, Larry Robillard of Glens Falls has tried to make it to Saratoga Race Course every day. He arrives early. He was one of the few on a lazy, hazy Wednesday who paid attention to the steeplechase race leading off the day’s card. “I just like to watch the race,” he said. Bet it? No way. But watch? Sure. Steeplechase racing is credited with saving horse racing in the United States when, in ...

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