On a day of racing which some could argue was wind-aided by a steadily swirling breeze, Saturday's 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races had a bit of everything for everyone.
Having successfully cleared the final of 14 fences aboard Sunshine Numbers, jockey Jody Petty took a peek back to check on the rest of the field in Saturday's 79th running of the $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup (Gr. III) Steeplechase.
While both he and his team would like to be playing tennis rather than postponing matches due to this week's rains, Camden High head coach Roger Smoak is looking forward to next week's spring break.
On a rainy Thursday morning, the sky never looked so beautiful from Rafael "Ray" Fernandez's perspective.
How and when does a single trump a grand slam?
Before rumors begin swirling as to a possible jockey controversy involving who would ride Sunshine Numbers in Saturday's $50,000 Carolina First Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III), Arch Kingsley wanted to get the word out that he did not plan to upset the apple cart when it came to the hometown horse which he trains.
One-by-one, they walked in step behind one another around the shedrow.
It is now down to a five-horse race.
It has been a memorable 2011 for John Fort's Peachtree Stable. And, the year has not even reached the quarter pole.
The Camden High junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games with Darlington and Lakewood last week.
After downing Ridge View in a pre-season tournament played earlier this year, the Lugoff-Elgin boys' soccer team knew the Blazers had redemption on their minds in last Tuesday's conference match at L-E Stadium.
Nobody has ever accused Camden's American Legion Park of being a launching pad for baseballs.
The Camden High junior varsity baseball team won two of their past three games, sandwiching a loss to Sumter with victories over Hartsville and Lugoff-Elgin.
Fortunately for Lugoff-Elgin golf coach Mike Robinson, when Henry Spaulding and his son Cory were looking for a school for the younger Spaulding to enroll in after moving to South Carolina, they found a home and a good fit when they visited the West Wateree area of Kershaw County.
Fittingly, Jessica Mullins was on her way to a regular, every two months, doctor's visit with her four-month old son when she returned a call.
In a move designed to get all three spring novice series hurdle steeplechase races on the same page, on Tuesday, the Carolina Cup Racing Association approved the proposal in which the Carolina Cup feature races will be run for a $75,000 purse beginning this year.
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