A trio of steeplechasers --- each with Camden connections --- were named as the three finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.
The annual South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association will hold its annual awards dinner on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center on Broad St. in Camden.
Every Way celebrated the final day of her 2-year-old campaign by ending the old year with a victory.
Even though it is the first week of January, there is no such thing as it being too early to think about the spring and the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.
Stephen Pitcher Groat, a devoted steeplechase official and the presiding steward at last month's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase races, died Tuesday after a long and courageous battle against cancer. He was 67.
was one of two members who were re-elected to the National Steeplechase Association Board of Directors, along with two current directors who were re-elected. Results of the balloting were announced at the NSA's annual meeting in Camden, on Nov. 16.
There were several reasons for the Wooten family to give thanks last Thursday, not the least of which were the recent showings of several of their stables' graduates on the race course.
It was called, by many in the horse racing industry, the most anticipated maiden race in the history of the sport.
This time, Matt McCarron said, there will be no turning back. In 2008, the now 41-year-old Maryland resident stepped away from competitive riding only to return to the saddle a year later. There is no chance of the three-time National Steeplechase Association earnings champion rider making another comeback. As he packed his tack for the final time after riding Rainiero to a second-place finish behind Sunshine Numbers in Saturdays $20,000 Hobkirk Hill, McCarron slammed the ...
Maybe, there's more to having horse sense than people give it credit for. How else would be explain how on the final day of his riding career, riding on a horse which was running last at the 17th and final fence in Saturday's $100,000 Colonial Cup steeplechase that Matt McCarron would win the Camden fall classic? The only explanation is that Demonstrative had to know something was up and needed to do something about it ...
Nobody blinked. Last Tuesday, 12 horses were nominated into the 43rd running of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup. Eight days later, every one of the dozen is headed into Saturday's 2 ¾-mile steeplechase at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. The feature chase will be the fourth of six races in the final National Steeplechase Association meet of the season. The first race will meet the starter's flag at 12:30 p.m. All five ...
Saturday's 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup is more than just about the racing on the Springdale Race Course.
Experience the thrill of the greatest timber race in the world as the National Steeplechase Museum presents a photo exhibition of the past 20 winners of the Maryland Hunt Cup on Friday evening at a Colonial Cup eve reception and book signing at the National Steeplechase Museum.
Over Creek Stables' Arrakis surged to the lead before the final fence and drew away to a 5 3/4-length victory under Roddy Mackenzie in the $25,000 Charleston Cup, feature race of the 19th annual Charleston Cup Steeplechase in South Carolina on Sunday.
I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor If it was only as easy as a baseball manager looking down his bench and calling on a pinch-hitter to take a shot at getting a hit in a key situation. Sure, there were options available to trainer Richard Valentine for a jockey to hop aboard Demonstrative for the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park on Sept. 27. But, Valentine surmised, it was not worth the trouble and/or ...
While it may not have been on the flat track, The Elkstone Group LLC's Bodie Island roared to a 2 ¾-length win a short trip from where he was developed when he jumped his way to victory in the $20,000 Hobkirk Hill Starter Allowance at the Nov. 23 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden.
William L. Pape's Divine Fortune, who drew clear from an all-star field in Far Hills' Grand National (Gr. 1) was crowned as the National Steeplechase Association's 2013 earnings champion at awards ceremonies on Nov. 23 held at Springdale Hall in Camden.
Consider the debt partially paid back.
When officials with the National Steeplechase Association and the Colonial Cup decided to add an additional race to Saturday's 44th annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup race card, few would have known the difference it would make to, at least, one person.
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