There were several reasons for the Wooten family to give thanks last Thursday, not the least of which were the recent showings of several of their stables' graduates on the race course.
Before the doors to the National Steeplechase Museum (NSM) were officially opened on the night before the 1998 Colonial Cup, a call was sent out to anyone and all persons involved in the sport who would like to donate memorabilia to the still-unopened facility.
It was called, by many in the horse racing industry, the most anticipated maiden race in the history of the sport.
This time, Matt McCarron said, there will be no turning back. In 2008, the now 41-year-old Maryland resident stepped away from competitive riding only to return to the saddle a year later. There is no chance of the three-time National Steeplechase Association earnings champion rider making another comeback. As he packed his tack for the final time after riding Rainiero to a second-place finish behind Sunshine Numbers in Saturdays $20,000 Hobkirk Hill, McCarron slammed the ...
Maybe, there's more to having horse sense than people give it credit for. How else would be explain how on the final day of his riding career, riding on a horse which was running last at the 17th and final fence in Saturday's $100,000 Colonial Cup steeplechase that Matt McCarron would win the Camden fall classic? The only explanation is that Demonstrative had to know something was up and needed to do something about it ...
Nobody blinked. Last Tuesday, 12 horses were nominated into the 43rd running of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup. Eight days later, every one of the dozen is headed into Saturday's 2 ¾-mile steeplechase at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. The feature chase will be the fourth of six races in the final National Steeplechase Association meet of the season. The first race will meet the starter's flag at 12:30 p.m. All five ...
There have been days when, long after the North Central football team has come off the practice field, that the lights inside the old gymnasium at the school were still burning.
I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor If it was only as easy as a baseball manager looking down his bench and calling on a pinch-hitter to take a shot at getting a hit in a key situation. Sure, there were options available to trainer Richard Valentine for a jockey to hop aboard Demonstrative for the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park on Sept. 27. But, Valentine surmised, it was not worth the trouble and/or ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Grand Champion Professional Hunter title at the Alltech National Horse Show, 129th edition, is one of the country's most coveted awards, and this year it went to Camden's Liza Boyd aboard Casallo.
When his regular rider went down with an injury in the race before the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park in September, trainer Richard Valentine was left to having to scratch Demonstrative minutes before the Grade I feature.
Checkmate. It took North Central more than 38 minutes to get back to a stalemate, tying Friday's AA Upper State Division II playoff opener with visiting Andrew Jackson at 14-all. All it took for the Volunteers' Quadarius Fair to end the good feelings in Boonetown were a scant 21 seconds. Fair, AJ's 6-foot-4 junior wide out, answered a game-tying 18-yard interception return for a touchdown by NC's Darius Brown by returning the ensuing kickoff for ...
IRMO -- One last chance to get a win. But unfortunately, it is also one last chance to realize it was never meant to be.
Sitting behind his office desk, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn simply shook his head and smiled when asked if he was aware of some of the things being said between members of his team and players from Andrew Jackson, which comes to Boonetown for tonight's first round AA Upper State Division II playoff contest. The two rival schools are separated by a few miles and players from both sides are more than ...
It is not the easiest of tasks when your playoff chances have been exhausted and you have yet to win a game this season.
With a roster which includes just one player who checks in at taller than 6-foot-6, Palmetto State Rizers' head coach Harvin Council has adjusted his game plan to fit his personnel.
Originally, Curtis Johnson's plan of attack was to throw P.J. Krouse for two innings in Monday's showdown with once-beaten Kershaw County and then, adjust his Sumter pitchers accordingly thereafter.
Sandbar, a 2-year-old War Pass filly developed at Fred and Wilhelmina McEwan's Fenwick Farm in Camden, broke her maiden at first asking with a win in a $45,000 maiden race at Churchill Downs on June 8.
While Mother Nature was putting on her own Triple Crown performance --- wind, rain and lightning --- outside, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was bringing the thunder inside.
Camden's Stephen Carmon was placed on the disabled list on Monday, retroactive to Sunday, June 9, by the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the San Digeo Padres' affiliate in the class A Midwest League.
MANNING -- After beating Hartsville 7-4 on Tuesday in Kelleytown to improve to 2-4 in American Legion League III, Manning-Santee Post 68 had a chance to assert itself firmly in the talk for third --- and even second --- place in the standings with a victory over Kershaw County on Wednesday.
What did the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion team get for being the nice guy last year? A final 4-12 record in its first and only season in League IV.
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