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Carolina Cup race space renewals must be made by Saturday

Posted: February 16, 2017 1:07 p.m.
Updated: February 17, 2017 1:00 a.m.
Lindsay Jennings/C-I

TICKETS ARE ON SALE for the Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup to be run on Saturday, April 1 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

Saturday is the final day for last year’s space holders to make sure they keep their reserved spots for the 83rd running of The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.

The 2017 Camden spring classic will be run over the historic Springdale Race Course on Saturday, April 1.

As has been the case, invitations were sent to last year’s space holders who will have the right of first refusal as to whether they would like to retain their space(s) for this spring’s event. After today’s  deadline passes, those reservations not renewed will be placed on sale to the general public.

The Carolina Cup office, located inside the National Steeplechase  Museum on Knights Hill Rd. in Camden, will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday to take existing and new orders.

There is not a price increase for the 2017 event and, once again, those purchasing their $30 general admission race tickets by Saturday, March 18, will receive a $15 discount from those purchased thereafter.

Pre-sales for this year’s races are ahead of those from a year ago.

Here are the ticket and reserved parking options for the Carolina Cup races:

General Admission Tickets: $30, if purchased by 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. All tickets purchased after that time and date and at the gate the day of the races will be $45.

(Note: Children ages 11 and under will be admitted to the races free of charge, if accompanied by an adult ticket-holder.)

General admission parking: $10, available at the gates on race day.

Infield: $215 per parking space. Includes one parking credential for one parking space in the infield and two general admission tickets.

South and West Rail(s): $215 per parking space. Includes one parking credential for one parking space on the South or West rail and two general admission tickets.

North Rail: $195 per parking space. Includes one parking credential for one parking space on the North rail and two general admission tickets.

Restricted parking rows A, B & C: $267 per parking space. Includes one parking credential for one parking space of an oversize vehicle, such as an RV or large van, in the restricted area and two general admission tickets.

Front Row Paddock: $318 per parking space. Includes one parking credential for one parking space on the front row paddock and two general admission tickets.

College Park rows A, B & C: $830 per space. Includes two parking credentials for one space on College Park rows A & B, which measures 40' wide by 30' deep, and a 20' x 20' tent. 

(Note: General admission tickets are not included)

College Park rows D & E: $215 per parking space. Includes one parking credential for one parking space on College Park rows D & E, and two general admission tickets.

Grandstand Box: $500 per box; $100 for an individual seat. The cost for six seats in the box includes premier seating at the finish line and one boxholder parking credential. Individual seats also come with one boxholder parking credential which allows patrons to view the races from the best seats at the race course. Additional parking tags are available for $25 each. All patrons 12 and older require appropriate credentials to enter the grandstand. 

Columbia Metropolitan Magazine Turf Club: $150 per person; The 200-person Turf Club offers premier table seating along the home stretch along with a clear view of the action. In addition to their grandstand seat, patrons receive access to VIP parking, private executive washrooms, an open bar, an elegant buffet luncheon and private tables. It should be noted that Turf Club tickets sold out quickly for last year’s Carolina Cup and the same response is expected for the Camden spring classic.

Carolina Cup Post and Paddock Tent: $50 per person. Post and Paddock guests will enjoy a full luncheon with choice salads, pasta, roast beef, rolls, fruits, cheese and desserts. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The tent will also have a cash bar and light snacks.

Tickets for the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine Turf Club (ages 18 and older) and Carolina Cup Post and Paddock Tent may be made by calling the Carolina Cup office at 432-6513 for reservations. 

For further information on the Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup, please call the Carolina Cup Racing Association office at 432-6513 or (800) 780-8117 or visit the Carolina Cup Website located at www.carolina-cup.org.

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