Steeplechase

A steeplechase is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles. Steeplechasing is primarily conducted in Ireland (where it originated), the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Australia and France. The name is derived from early races in which orientation of the course was by reference to a c...
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Steeplechase

[athletics] The steeplechase is an obstacle race in athletics, which derives its name from the steeplechase in horse racing. The foremost version of the event is the 3000 metres steeplechase. The 2000 metres steeplechase is the next most common distance. ==History== The event originated in Ireland. Horses and riders raced from one town`s st...
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Steeplechase

[Pleasure Beach Blackpool] The Steeplechase is a three tracked racing roller coaster at Pleasure Beach Blackpool in Blackpool, England. It is a custom design made by Arrow Dynamics. The ride was officially opened in 1977 by Grand National winner Red Rum, whose hoof print was also taken and is on display near the ride`s exit. This is the onl...
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Steeplechase

[roller coaster] A Steeplechase roller coaster has several side-by-side tracks in a dueling `racing` arrangement. Riders straddle horse-shaped single cars and launch simultaneously, as from a horse-race starting line. The Steeplechase, Pleasure Beach Blackpool is the last remaining example of a steeplechase roller coaster still in operation...
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Steeplechase

A horse race over fences, open ditches and water jumps.
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Steeplechase

A race in which horses are required to jump over a series of obstacles on the course. Also known as a 'Chase'.
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steeplechase

in athletics (track-and-field), a footrace over an obstacle course that includes such obstacles as water ditches, open ditches, and fences.[1 related articles]
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steeplechase

in horse racing, a race over jumps or obstacles. Although dating back to Xenophon (4th century ), it derives its name from impromptu races by fox ... [15 related articles]
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Steeplechase

Originally a steeplechase was a trial of speed and jumping powers between two or more horses across the country between two church steeples. Today, the course is a regular race course with artificial fences for the horses to jump. In athletics, the 3000 meters steeplechase is a hurdling event for men on the programme of all major athletics champion...
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steeplechase

[n] - a footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump 2. [n] - a horse race over an obstructed course
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