Big weekend for eventing, steeplechase


After a wet week, the upcoming weekend promises fine weather for some of the mid-Atlantic's top events and races.

Olympian riders and horses will be among a full field of competitors at the Dansko Fair Hill International three-day event in Fair Hill, Md. After today's dressage, the focus will move to the popular (for the spectators) cross country phases Saturday (Oct. 15), culminating with stadium jumping on Sunday.

Farther south in Virginia, steeplechase fans will be heading to 74th running of the $50,000 International Gold Cup at the Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains for a six-race program. Post time is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.