It would have been easy for John Fort to have pulled a Linus by taking his blanket and going home with it.
COLUMBIA -- For a state which does not have pari-mutuel wagering or major flat track racing, South Carolina made the Thoroughbred world take notice of horses which were sent from its sandy soil during the spring.
Winter Memories, a 3-year-old El Prado- Memories of Silver by Silver Hawk filly scored her second win in as many starts this year by taking Monday's $150,000-added Sands Point Stakes (Gr. 2) at Belmont Park.
Walker's Landing, a 3-year-old colt prepared by Donna Freyer's Custom Care Equine in Camden is proving to be a horse for all courses.
High Hopes Stables' Baltic Shore broke his maiden over fences with a 13-length romp in a $15,000 maiden steeplechase at Saturday's Strawberry Hill Races contested at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va.
Mede Cahaba Stable's Complete Zen stalked front-runner Triplekin through the early stages of the $50,000 National Hunt Cup, easily took over on the final circuit, and turned back All Together for a narrow victory in the featured hurdle race at the 81st Radnor Hunt Races on Saturday, May 21.
Camden resident and Peachtree Racing president John Fort will try for a second Grade I victory in 15 days when Flashpoint takes to the race track in Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Irvin S. Naylor's Tax Ruling set almost all the pace in Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1), fended off a challenge by Eclipse Award champion Slip Away, and drew away his second consecutive victory in the richest race on the National Steeplechase Association spring schedule.
There were Camden-related fingerprints all over the most prized hardware possessions at Churchill Downs last weekend.
While there may not be a horse with Camden connections in Saturday's 137th running of the Kentucky Derby that hardly means there will not be a local presence on the grounds of Churchill Downs this weekend.
Sportsmans Hall's Private Attack, always prominent in the $75,000 Maryland Hunt Cup, drew away to a 60-length victory in the historic timber race in Glyndon on Saturday.
Irvin S. Naylor's Decoy Daddy set almost all the pace in the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) and pulled away to a 3 1/2-length victory over Riverdee Stable's Dictina's Boy at the 90th annual Middleburg Spring Races on Saturday, April 23.
Keeneland's Polytrack and grass racing surfaces continued to be good to horses with Camden's connections as the Kirkwood Stables-prepared Winter Memories took last Thursday's $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (Gr. III).
Last summer, Get Stormy won both the Fourstardave Handicap and the Bernard Baruch, a pair of Grade 2 races on the turf at Saratoga. He then came home fourth and third, respectively, in his first two Grade I starts for trainer Tom Bush.
All but having come into Camden under wraps in early December, Eblouissante has gone about her daily business for the better part of the past five months under the watchful eye of trainer Mickey Preger Jr. at the Camden Training Center.
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.
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