Mickey Walsh held the first Stoneybrook Steeplechase at his Southern Pine's farm in 1947. April 8, 2006, will mark the fifty-fifth running of the race, which attracts around 15,000 spectators and dozens of participants. The event was thought to be over in 1996, when the Walsh farm, the first and only home of the event, was sold for development. The race was revived a few years later at the Carolina Horse Park, located near Raeford in Hoke County. The race has been run there for the past six years. Morris discusses the history and pageantry of one of the Carolinas' largest horse-racing events.