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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irvin S. Naylor's Dubai Sunday opened a sizable early lead under jockey Darren Nagle and turned back a challenge by One Sea to win a $15,000 claiming hurdle by 4 1/2 lengths at Colonial Downs (Va.) on Saturday. Eagle Beagle finished third.
In a day and age in which professional athletes too often follow the trail of money and put "me" instead of "we," five of this country's best Hunter jumper riders will forsake a trip to one of the sport's premier events in favor of trying to do something for their sport with a world-wide audience following their every move.
The Cassatt Fire Department will host a high school rodeo on Oct. 10 and 11 on the grounds of the Mid-Carolina Field Trial Club. The club is located at 925 Field Trial Rd. in Camden.
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.
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