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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    #1 Class Fuss ridden by Gerard Galligan clears a jump ahead of the field in the second race. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    #3 Leather Gloves, ridden by Kieran Norris is walked through the paddock before the first race Saturday. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Horses and riders thunder into the first turn in the third race of the day at the Queen's cup. The third race was a training flat race with no hurdles. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Horses and riders thunder past the first turn in the third race of the day at the Queen's cup. The third race was a training flat race with no hurdles. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Julie Swafford (off frame to the left) talks with Megan Huthert (left), Robbin Nolan (pink hat) and eight-year-old Gabi Nolan between races at the Queen's Cup Saturday. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Amber Newhouse trails her daughter, Juniper Smith, 4, and husband, Ryan Smith, as they cross the race course at the Queen's Cup Steeplechase Saturday. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Cindy Covill (left) and Patty Tobin watch the action at the Queen's Cup Saturday. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    #5 Codrington College ridden by Bernard Dalton wins the third race at the Queen's Cup Saturday. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Handlers and trainers hosed down the thoroughbred horses after they finished racing at the Queen's cup Saturday. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Horses race down the first leg of the third race Saturday at the Queen's Cup. The 19th annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase thrilled horse racing fans while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina on Saturday, April 26 2014. Over the years the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, the organizing sponsor of the event, has donated over $575,000 to local and regional charities.
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