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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Steeplechasing The act of riding steeple chases.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n steeplechasing The act or sport of riding in a steeplechase.
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  • Lawrence Bixby
    Lawrence Bixby
    “Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.”


In literature:

Soon after I left the stable there was a steeplechase, and he determined to ride.
"Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell
He was riding, in imagination, some desperate steeplechase at that moment.
"The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
Now, the country through which he is making an unwilling steeplechase may be difficult, or even dangerous.
"The Dominion of the Air" by J. M. Bacon
I had loved the old, steeplechase Zed, had loved her fun and mischief.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
But Gray Peter was not a steeplechaser.
"Way of the Lawless" by Max Brand
Siddle examined one, the first of the series, which depicted the Aylesbury Steeplechase.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
We are all going at steeplechase rate.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
Ordinarily, overreach occurs when the animal is at a gallop, and is thus met with in its severest form in hunters and steeplechasers.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
In fact, it is the exception when another than an Irish-bred horse annexes the blue riband of steeplechasing.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
But I got throwed in a steeplechase race.
"Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp" by Alice B. Emerson
Th' opening day iv th' steeplechase races was a success.
"Mr. Dooley Says" by Finley Dunne
The joy, too, of the engine-driver and the steeplechaser is upon us.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Hunting and steeplechasing, leaping fences and ditches, are the highest art of horsemanship.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
A little while ago we used to have grand steeplechases with our dogs.
"Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl" by Jenny Wren
There are no sensational water-jumps even at steeplechase meetings, the colonial horse not being accustomed to water.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
I rode her in the Pierpoint steeplechase last week, and she came down at the last fence, and lost me fifty pounds.
"Diana Tempest, Volume II (of 3)" by Mary Cholmondeley
Nixon, in a bit of a temper, hit the ditch as though he were riding a steeplechase.
"Down the Columbia" by Lewis R. Freeman
Some one had given him a game of "steeplechase," and a new world was born.
"The Money Gods" by Ellery H. Clark
The same may be said of drag hunting, which I hold to be no place for a lady, any more than steeplechasing.
"The Barb and the Bridle" by Vielle Moustache
It has always been a hunting, steeplechasing, and generally a sporting centre.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott

In poetry:

The driver—I'd known from a cow-boy,
His name—it was Sandy McThistle;
As clever a steeplechase jockey
As ever blew down a whistle!
"The Scotch Express —From Ireland" by T W Connor
One day Jim was chased by the sheriff,
His men rode like steeplechase jockeys.
That was the ending... when they caught him bending,
That's how Jim got shot in the Rockies!!!
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Ex-Badger Jager to Men's Steeplechase Final.
Former University of Wisconsin star Evan Jager finished second in his heat on Friday, qualifying for the final of the men's steeplechase at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.
Jager sets US record in steeplechase.
When it comes to steeplechase races, Foxfield, held twice a year since 1978, may be the best known around Charlottesville.
Tragedy at Steeplechase, Vandy climbs back in, and more.
She's got a racing tattoo (Z22966) and was a steeplechaser before I got her.
Spotted at the 2012 Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens.
Races set for Saturday's Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens.
Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga Scheduled.
The Saratoga Springs community will host the inaugural Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga, a day of racing set for Sept 15.
City breaks ground on Coney Island's Steeplechase Plaza.
Neale wins steeplechase at Junior Olympics.
Steeplechase Purses Top $800,000.
CU-Boulder steeplechaser Kipp commended for abilities, not gender.
Even with a full season to prepare, Alyssa Penning just missed last year's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the steeplechase.