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Colonial Cup feature set to go off with nine starters

It took just one start in America for Percussionist to become the new kid, who turned into the bully on the block.

November 12, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Three leave, 10 stay for Colonial Cup feature

Last Saturday's $40,000 Noel Laing Stakes in Virginia pulled three potential starters from $100,000 Carolina First Colonial Cup Steeplechase, leaving Saturday's Camden fall classic with 10 chasers scheduled to take the starting flag for the final Grade I chase of the National Steeplechase Association season.

November 10, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


With Foley, there is never a dull moment

Grinning from ear-to-ear while speaking in a quick, but rich Irish brogue, a 20-year-old Tom Foley entertained members of the media after winning the $100,000 Carolina Cup feature aboard the Jennifer Majette-trained Al Skywalker in the 2001 edition of the Camden spring classic.

November 09, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Percussionist impressed in his American debut; can he give a repeat performance in the Colonial Cup?

Imagine, if you will, Jerry Buss selling the Los Angeles Lakers to a fellow NBA franchise owner after the Lakers had won the Western Division and were poised to make a run at year another league crown.

November 09, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Mr. 1,000: Hall of Fame trainer Sheppard shows no signs of slowing down or, letting up

Keeping up with Jonathan Sheppard is a hard enough task for his friends and colleagues. Catching him atop the National Steeplechase Association standings? Well, let's just say you had better have a bunch of wins in your back pocket, a deep barn and a flock of committed owners.

November 09, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


J.B.'s thunder first made noise as a baby in Camden

When he first saw J.B's Thunder enter into the Keeneland Sales Ring as a yearling in 2009, Camden native and Thoroughbred trainer Frank Wooten liked the way the horse walked and seemed to handle himself with a crowd of prospective buyers watching his every move.

November 03, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


Deadline to purchase discount Cup tickets approaching

Friday marks the final day to purchase discount general admission tickets to the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races. The 41st edition of the Camden fall classic will be run over the Springdale Race Course on Saturday, Nov. 13.

October 25, 2010 | Tom Didato | Equine


USC Equestrian team to help at Sunday’s pony races

Members of the USC Gamecock Equestrian Team will be on Springdale Race Course to help organize the Sunday's annual Pony Races, presented by the National Steeplechase Museum and the Carolina Cup Racing Association.

October 22, 2010 | | Equine


Mixed Up hopes to rekindle his 2009 magic at Far Hills

Bill Pape's Mixed Up, the reigning Eclipse Award steeplechase horse, will confront a strong field in Saturday's $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), one of America's premier races over fences and a highlight of the 90th annual Far Hills Races in New Jersey.

October 22, 2010 | Don Clippinger Special to the C-I | Equine


Sheppard to be honored during Saturday’s races

Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who recently reached a milestone when he saddled his 1,000th steeplechase winner, will be honored at the Far Hills Races on Oct. 23. Sheppard, who has won more races over fences than any other trainer in the sport's long history, will receive a plaque honoring his accomplishment.

October 22, 2010 | | Equine


Monster mash Rodeo making its annual return SCEP Friday and Saturday nights

A sure sign that fall is in full swing in Kershaw County is the annual Monster Mash Rodeo returning to the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden.

October 20, 2010 | | Equine


Today is deadline to renew Cup parking spaces

Patrons who had reserved parking spaces for the 2009 running of the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races have until 5 p.m. today to reserve their spaces for the 41st edition of the Camden fall classic to be run on Saturday, Nov. 13.

October 15, 2010 | | Equine


Mother and daughter team up for endurance ride

A mother-daughter tandem from Camden will be competing in this week's American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) National Championship. This year's site is located at H. Cooper Black in Patrick.

October 13, 2010 | | Equine


He's a Conniver runs off with $35,000 feature at Middleburg

He's a Conniver, owned by trainer Ernie Oare's EMO Stables, rolled away to a runaway 27-length victory in the $35,000 National Sporting Library Chronicle Cup, featured race on the first day of the two-day Virginia Fall race meet at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Va. on Saturday.

October 06, 2010 | | Equine


Sheppard reaches four figures, in style

A few years ago, Jonathan Sheppard noticed that he was approaching his 1,000th career steeplechase victory, although he did not believe that he would reach that milestone before 2011. But a spectacular season in 2010 placed him at that milestone mark on Sept. 25 when he saddled Hudson River Stables' Arcadius to win the $100,000 Helen Haskell Sampson Stakes (Gr. 1) at Monmouth Park.

September 29, 2010 | Don Clippinger | Equine


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Deadline to purchase discount Colonial Cup tickets is Nov. 1

The deadline to purchase $20 discount general admission tickets for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races is Saturday, Nov. 1.

October 29, 2014 | | Equine


Countdown to the Colonial Cup

With the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races a little more than a month away, patrons who had reserved parking spaces for last year's Camden fall classic have until Friday, Oct. 10 to assure they retain those spaces. All unsold spaces will be placed for sale to the general public.

October 08, 2014 | | Equine


Colonial Cup set for 45th renewal on Nov. 15

A sure sign that fall and cooler weather is around the corner occurred last Friday with the mailing out of invitations to those on the mailing list for the 45th annual Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races.

September 10, 2014 | | Equine


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