Steeplechase of Charleston 2020
So, what were the Steeplechase results?
The day of November 15, 2020, starts with sunshine and smog rolling over the hills of the Stono Ferry Racetrack. Clouds pushing through bringing soft rain throughout the morning as people trickle into place. The skies open up and give way to miraculous sunshine just in time for the races, leading to a gorgeous fall day at Steeplechase of Charleston.
There were a total of 5 races throughout the day. First, the Evening Post Cup, with $7,500 in purse money. High Sierra winning this first prize.
Then, the Publisher Cup with another $7,500 in purse money up for grabs. Penitence wins this one. However, High Sierra’s jockey and trainer were riding and training Pentience. Galligan and Sheppard win another cup with a different horse.
Third race up, the Post and Courier Cup with $20,000 up for grabs, the most of each race. Galligan and Shepherd grab a third win on another horse, Bet The Pot.
The fourth cup, Editor Cup (a $15,000 prize), goes to Zoom Zoom Zoe on Galligan and Shepherd yet again!
Finally, the Alston Cup worth $15,000. Dalton and Dalton clench this win from Galligan and Shepherd on horse Mr. Sarinana!
Top winners trainer Jonathan Sheppard and jockey Gerard Galligan leftwith winnings from 4 out of 5 of the races, a total of $50,000 in purse money. Additionally, the duo became NSA’s Hall of Fame trainer and Jockey of The Year. Steeplechase of Charleston was the qualifier for these titles.
Here’s to Steeplechase of Charleston 2021!
Horse (jockey, trainer)
Evening Post Cup ($7,500 purse)
- High Sierra (Galligan, Sheppard)
- Lemon Again (Mitchell, Thompson)
- Vincent Van Gogo (Watters, Morris)
- Western Crusader (Dalton, Dalton)
- Lovely Sunset (Geraghty, Gomena)
- Duellist (Foley, Davies)
Publisher Cup ($7,500)
- Penitence (Galligan, Sheppard)
- Yankee Doodle Boy (Foley, Fout)
- Sim Card (Dalton, Dalton)
- Choklitcoverdonut (Geraghty, Wofford)
- Argentic (Macauley, Morris)
- Bowled Over (Mitchell, Dowling)
Post and Courier Cup ($20,000)
- Bet The Pot (Galligan, Sheppard)
- Thomas Cubitt (Mitchell, Young)
- Compass Zone (Watters, McDermott)
- Sherkali (Macauley, Kingsley)
- Eagle Fifty (Foley, Fout)
- Thomond Park (Geraghty, Gomena)
Editor Cup ($15,000)
- Zoom Zoom Zoe (Galligan, Sheppard)
- Notjudginjustsayin (Mitchell, Fisher)
- Animal Kingston (Watters, Morris)
- Mighty Mark (Dagle, Neilson)
- Junonia (Dalton, Morris)
- Undisclosed (Foley, Fout)
Alston Cup ($15,000)
- Mr. Sarinana (Dalton, Dalton)
- Lap of the Gods (Galligan, Sheppard)
- Cainudothetwist (Macauley, Kingsley)
- Koko Star (Foley, Fout)
- Bogey’s Image (Watters, McDermott)
- Heaven Made (Geraghty, Sheppard).