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Fantastic Song hits high notes with win following long layoff

CHARLESTON -- Gil Johnston's Fantastic Song, away from the races for more than 1 1/2 years, roared through the stretch under jockey Sean McDermott to win The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry's featured $30,000 optional allowance hurdle by three-quarters of a length on Saturday.

April 11, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Horse beats car just one storyline from a day at the Carolina Cup

Just when you thought that you might have heard every tale imaginable from the Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup races, along comes this nugget.

April 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


The verdict is in

Three jumps from home, jockey Michael Mitchell said he felt good about Show Court's chances to win Saturday's 83rd running of $75,000 The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase.

April 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Willow she get a Camden hat trick?

Sired by a horse bred in Japan out of a mare hailing from France with one grandfather from Great Britain and another born in Kentucky, Willow U has a lineage which would keep the fine folks at ancestry.com up to their eyeballs in background checking for days upon end.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Horses, hoops get Saturday spotlight

For many a year, The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup has fallen on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball Final Four. Never, though, has that championship event included a team from the University of South Carolina.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden Horse Show returns to ring on Sunday

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 31, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Hendriks, Geraghty get Aiken doubles

Trainer Ricky Hendriks launched the National Steeplechase Association's spring season by sweeping both divisions of Aiken Spring's $25,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup and a training flat race on Saturday at the Aiken Horse Park.

March 28, 2017 | | Equine


Camden Horse Show turns 108 Sunday

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 28, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Voss, Good Night Shirt get call to the Hall

Good Night Shirt, the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Steeplechase Horse in 2007 and 2008, and the late Thomas H. Voss, a five-time National Steeplechase Association leader in wins and a three-time leader in earnings, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by the Museum's Steeplechase Review Committee.

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup features draws 11 nominees

Accomplished racecourse performers, two formidable mares, and several intriguing newcomers are among the 11 nominees to the $75,000 Carolina Cup, the featured race of the 85th annual Carolina Cup Races on Saturday, April 1.

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup spaces are filling up

Reserved parking spaces for the 83rd running of The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are selling quickly with more than a week before the event but there are still spots in all areas to be had for patrons.

March 24, 2017 | | Equine


Discount Cup ticket offer ends Saturday

Saturday is the final day to purchase discount general admission tickets for the 83rd running of The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.

March 14, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup race space renewals must be made by Saturday

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.

February 17, 2017 | | Equine


It's not too early to be thinking about the Cup

Tickets for the 83rd running of The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races are now on sale.

February 07, 2017 | | Equine


Rawnaq wins Eclipse Award

rv Naylor's Rawnaq, whose try for a perfect 2016 National Steeplechase Association season came to an end in the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden, was honored Saturday with the Eclipse Award as the year's outstanding steeplechase horse.

January 24, 2017 | | Equine


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Scorpiancer returns to its winning form

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer seized the lead from front-running Portrade at the final fence of the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 3) and prevailed ...

April 25, 2017 | | Equine


Watts, Balance the Budget win in Tryon

Stonelea Stables' Balance the Budget, ridden by Camden resident Mark Watts, consistently runs strong races in the early spring, and he repeated that pattern Saturday ...

April 18, 2017 | | Equine


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