35 Years Ago
Arctic Joe wins big at Hardscuffle Steeplechase
Augustin Stables’ Arctic Joe left with the big money Saturday following the inaugural running of the Hardscuffle Steeplechase on Rose Island Road. The $10,000 purse was earned with a winning time of 10 minutes, 58 seconds before an estimated 2,500 spectators. Riding the winning horse was Leo O’Brien of Ireland.
Fifty-four of the nation’s top steeplechase horses were entered in the five races of the afternoon. Purse monies amounted to $17,000.