Comet Of Love, a 4-year-old filly who was developed in Camden by Custom Care Equine, was scratched from a $20,000 starter allowance race at Penn National last week by trainer Tom Iannotti.
John Shirreffs will forever be known as trainer of the iconic Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year and 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic champion.
Before horses jumped over the 17 Colonial Cup fences for a portion of the $100,000 purse in the Camden fall classic steeplechase, as well as for a purse which sometimes swelled to six figures for the 14-fence spring Carolina Cup, the Carolina Cup Racing Association (CCRA) had already sunk some $30,000 into the gathering, building and the maintenance of the packed-brush jumps which were used for two chases on the Colonial Cup card and one in the spring.
Vineyard Vines is the newest sponsor to come aboard for the 79th annual Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, after having been approved by the Carolina Cup Racing Association. And, their arrival will add to the coffers of KershawHealth, which will benefit from the new association between Vineyard Vines and the CCRA.
Officials with the Carolina Cup Steeplechase are reporting that renewals for reserved parking spaces for the 79th edition of the Camden spring classic on Saturday, April 2, were strong and that orders for the remaining available slots have been coming into the office at a steady, if not heavy, pace.
Camden's South Carolina Equine Park will host the S.C. Horsemen's Council Exposition on Saturday, Feb. 5. The day-long event will have a full schedule of demonstrations, seminars, speakers, vendors and the popular parade of breeds.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey joined select company Monday night when Slip Away was awarded the Eclipse Award for steeplechasing for the 2010 campaign.
Returning to his native Ireland prior to Christmas, Desmond Fogarty saw his homeland blanketed by snow, making traveling in the region a bit dicey.
Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer and part-time Camden resident, Janet Elliot, will be the guest speaker at Saturday evening's South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association annual awards banquet.
Three Grade I winners, including Slip Away, winner of last November's $100,000 Carolina First Colonial Cup in Camden, were selected as finalists for the 2010 Eclipse Awards.
While the calendar has just jumped to a new year, it is not too early to begin making plans for the 2011 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course.
Saturday will mark four weeks since Cassatt resident and apprentice steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was critically injured in a fall from his horse at the Nov. 13 Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.
The Carolina Cup Racing Association's "Salute to the Military" at this year's Colonial Cup proved to be a flag-waving event in more ways than one with the unveiling of a mural of "Old Glory" sponsored by McDonald's. It was sent to the Kershaw County based unit of the South Carolina National Guard currently deployed in the Middle East.
In this season of hope, Richard Boucher is not so much banking for a miracle as he is wishing for the recovery of a friend, regardless of how long the wait.
If it had been a Broadway show, last year's inaugural Camden Spring Fling Horse Show at the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) in Camden, which played to rave reviews, would have been taken on the road.
Owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard's Brilliant Match turned back a determined challenge by Cat Feathers to win Saratoga Race Course's $75,000 Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths last Thursday afternoon.
Always in contention, Rodman W. Moorhead III's All the Way Jose glided to the lead on the final run down Saratoga Race Course's homestretch, rocketed over the last fence, and drew away powerfully to a 14 1/4-length victory in Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle.
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