Close finishes make for exciting Saturday at Elkridge-Harford steeplechase races

Horse racing fans from Harford County and beyond couldn’t have asked for a better day as they gathered at Atlanta Hall Farm on Saturday afternoon for the 82nd edition of the Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point, the first of two steeplechase events held on back-to-back-weekends in the Monkton countryside.

Under a nearly cloudless sky, the crowd was treated to a series of down-to-the-wire finishes over the three-mile course featuring 15 jumps.

The day’s featured event, the Edward S. Voss Memorial, an open timber even that had a starting field of seven horses, was tightly contested through the last jump and eventually won by Hold Your Fire, ridden by Atlanta Hill Farm employee Gustav Dahl.

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