Amateur Racing

In Support of Amateur Racing.

In an effort to give amateur/apprentice jockeys more experience, the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation will pay a $500 bonus to the owner and trainer of any horse winning an NSA flat race that is ridden by an amateur/apprentice jockey, in addition to any bonus already advertised. The bonus does not apply to races restricted to amateur/apprentice jockeys. A list of eligible jockeys (as of May 10, 2019) can be found here.

When the National Steeplechase Foundation was incorporated in 1995, it was and still is dedicated to fostering national and international amateur sports competition in the field of steeplechase racing.

Your continued support will help the TGSF develop incentives along with opportunities and skills training for amateurs. Because the amateurs of today are the professional trainers and jockeys of tomorrow who will, ultimately, make a day at the races still possible for owners and the thousands of spectators alike.

As funders of the TGSF, you help support the development of amateur athletes with the hope that they will be part of the efforts needed to take American jump racing farther into the 21st century and beyond.

Each year, the TGSF allocates funds that it raises through your donations for purse supplements in races held at My Lady’s Manor, Grand National, Winterthur and Willowdale.