Why the Name "Steeplechase", Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-29


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I I " I 0 ii 1 1 1 V/HY THE NAME "STEEPLECHASE" The name for steepleehasing is of curious deriva- tion because in -ueii modern racing events there is nothing to . hase but vivtoiv and its prizes. It seems that a party of BagBoh fox hunters nearly a rent an ago, after aa swaaceasjafM days sport in the field tried t make a sporting event out of t.ieii r.ie by mcfaag toward the steeple of a dis-I taut ehtireli. the first to touch the church with his whip to be the winner. Cross-country racing thus tame to be distinguished by this term-

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Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800