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.
Camden resident and steeplechase jockey Jorge Torres was listed in critical condition on Tuesday morning, according to a spokesperson at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the 70s made Saturday's Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races seem likes it older colleague, the Carolina Cup. Thanks to the Salute to the Military theme, Cup officials estimated the crowd to be in the neighborhood of 12,000, making it one of the best-attended editions of the Camden fall classic.
Satchel Paige, it was not.
In what could be the start of his road to the Kentucky Derby, Ralph M. Evans' Upstart kicked off its 2015 campaign by cruising to a 5 ½-length victory in last Saturday's $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park.
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.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.
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