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Field of 13 nominated into Colonial Cup feature

The $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup has attracted 13 accomplished nominees, promising a large and talented field for the year's final major steeplechase race on Saturday, Nov. 19.

November 11, 2011 | By DON CLIPPINGER Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Wanted: a few good pastures

In 1982, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) set out on an ambitious mission -- to save retired racehorses of a lifetime of possible neglect, abuse and slaughter.

November 09, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Equine


Sheppard-trained Port Morsbey jumps its way to victory in Callaway feature

Augustin Stables' Port Morsbey surged to the lead at the next to last fence of the $75,000 AFLAC Supreme Hurdle on Saturday, and gained a hard-fought victory over All Together in the featured race of the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

November 09, 2011 | | Equine


From Camden to the Breeders' Cup

Three horses with Camden connections will take to the famed course at Churchill Downs for this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships which will be run on Friday and Saturday in Louisville.

November 04, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Gustavian, Young run off with Aiken Holiday Cup

Hickory Tree Stables' Gustavian, ridden by champion jockey Paddy Young, launched a formidable move on the final turn of Ford Conger Field and overtook front-running Baltic Shore to win the $25,000 Budweiser Holiday Cup, feature race of the 20th annual Aiken Fall Steeplechase on Saturday, Oct. 29.

November 02, 2011 | | Equine


Wooten graduates finish 1-2 in $110K Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs

Kentucky in October has been good to Frank and Daphne Wooten of Frank Wooten Stables in Camden.

November 02, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Grand National steeplechase attracts field of 14 jumpers

A jam-packed field of 14 horses from American steeplechasing's championship division will line up for Saturday's $250,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), the featured race of the 91st annual Far Hills Races.

October 21, 2011 | | Equine


Wooten Stables grad Glenwood Canyon sets new mark at Hoosier Park

Who says 13 is an unlucky number?

October 19, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Colonial Cup tickets, parking spaces on sale for Nov. 19 races

All tickets and all remaining reserved parking spaces for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase are now on sale and are moving well, according to event officials.

October 19, 2011 | | Equine


Get Stormy takes second in Shadwell Turf Mile

Gio Ponti tracked down Get Stormy in deep stretch to win his second consecutive $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

October 12, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Plum Pretty romps to victory in $750,000 Cotillion Stakes

By TOM DIDATO

October 05, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Fall campaign starts off well for Winter Memories

What was a strong spring and summer season for horses who received their starts at Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden has opened with a strong beginning to the fall.

September 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Colonial Cup tickets on sale for Nov. 19 races in Camden

Tickets for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase are on sale and are moving well, according to officials with the event.

September 28, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


CCE-developed Awesome Bet second in $500,000 Super Derby

Awesome Bet, developed in Camden at Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables, finished second behind Prayer for Relief in Saturday's $500,000 Super Derby at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

September 14, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


Colonial Cup invitations being sent out for Nov. 19 race

Patrons who are on the mailing list for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races should be receiving their invitations to this year's event sometime this week as officials at the race office were putting the invites into the mail on Tuesday afternoon.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Didato | Equine


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Sheppard has big guns blazing in Smithwick

Racing Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard already has extended his streak of winning at least one Saratoga Race Course race every season beginning in 1969, and on Thursday he will seek to maintain his dominance of the historic track's steeplechase races in the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1).

July 30, 2014 | | Equine


An Awesome ending for Pearl and Norris

Gil Johnston's Awesome Pearl, overlooked at 35-to-1 in the betting, surged through Saratoga Race Course's stretch and won a down-to-the-wire battle with Kingdom in last Thursday's $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes.

July 28, 2014 | | Equine


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