It was a good third of July for Camden-conditioned horses and trainers on Sunday at New York's Belmont Park.
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, jumping well under Robbie Walsh, took command after the final fence on Belmont Park's turf course and drew away to a seven-length victory in Sunday's $50,000 William Entenmann Novice Stakes.
Peachtree Stable's Plum Pretty added to her black type resume running second to Zazu, by a length and a half, in Saturday's $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (Gr. 2.)
For as long as there has been a Santa Claus, there has probably been, at least, one youngster who wants a horse or a pony under their tree on Christmas morning. That made Jesse Bowers no different than any young girl throughout the world.
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.
Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races at the Springdale Race Course in Camden will begin with the first of six races taking the starter's flag at 1:30 p.m. The gates to the course open to the public at 9 a.m.
Bargain basement purchases, horses with Camden ties and an Irish import making its first start over fences on this side of the Atlantic. What more could you ask for in a jump race?
A few hundred yards away, trucks carrying workers zig-zagged their way in and around the Springdale Race Course in final preparation for Saturday's 83rd running of the Carolina Cup. Tucked away in a barn located behind the National Steeplechase Museum, Brian Murphy stands atop the straw in a stall as he brushes down one of his horses with the only sound here being that of a few chirping birds on a relaxed Monday morning.
Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday's fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs.
Five novice jumpers are expected to take the starter's flag for Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race after entries were accepted Monday by the National Steeplechase Association.
Given the harsh winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, there was more than a bit of concern as to how many horses would be ready and headed for the Saturday's March 28 running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup steeplechase race in Camden.
Thanks to a second-place finish behind unbeaten Dortmund in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, Prospect Park will next try for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.
With three weeks and a day to go before the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden, reserved parking spaces are starting to fill up.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.
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