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.
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.
With an unusually large number of year-end titles on the line, 13 horses from American Steeplechasing's championship division will line up Saturday, Nov. 23, for the 44th running of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1).
Spaces are filling up quickly for world champion hunter rider Liza Towell Boyd, her father, Jack Towell, and The Camden Hunt's hunter/jumper clinic to be held at the Towell family's Finally Farm in Camden on Nov. 29 and 30.
November 20, 2013|
By SALLY KAY
Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.)
Should either of the four Grade I winners from this year win the $100,000 Colonial Cup Steeplechase, it would go a long way toward swaying the voters when it comes time to select the 2013 Eclipse Award winner for steeplechasing.
After having broken her maiden at first asking with a win in an $80,000 race at Saratoga on Sept. 1, Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables' graduate Recepta made it 2-for-3 by running off with the $100,000-added Chelsea Flower Stakes at Belmont Park on Oct. 27.