South Carolina will host three nationally known steeplechase meets this fall. Steeplechasing includes all the thrills and speed of horse racing at flat tracks. It mixes in the precision of jumping to create an event where the premium is on speed, but the concern is focused on the jumps. The races are between two and four miles in length. The fences are manmade 52-inch hurdles called National Fences, or timber jumps constructed of posts and rails at varying heights.