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Not getting older but getting better

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 23, 2018 | By Kathee Stahl Special to the C-I | Equine


Two Cups are better than one

Early skepticism has given way to "let's go."

March 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


A spring tradition

In the spring of 1909, in a town known for its love of horses, a tradition was born; the first Camden Horse Show --- focusing on the horses that hunt and jump --- was held.

March 20, 2018 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Projected Colonial Cup starters eyeing Saturday breeze over Springdale course

A chilly start to the morning may have tempered the crowd numbers at the first of three "Biscuits and Breezing" sessions at the Springdale Race Course in Camden. For those in attendance, they received an up-close look at horses which are being pointed for races in Camden or, at other stops this spring.

March 06, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Carolina Cup reserved spaces nearing sellout status

The 84th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, featuring the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup and the $75,000 Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup, will be contested at the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday, March 31.

February 23, 2018 | | Equine


Closing time: It's last call for College Park

Depending on your age and/or circumstances, College Park is either the greatest thing to have happened to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races or, it is Animal House comes to Camden.

February 23, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


College Park ready to rock ... again

After several months of hinting, it is now official. For the first time in nearly two decades, live rock music will return to College Park for the 84th running of the Carolina Cup at the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday, March 31.

January 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Scorpiancer’s short season did not fail to impress Eclipse Award voters

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer, the National Steeplechase Association's only two-time graded stakes winner in 2017, was crowned the year's Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechase horse at last Thursday's 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

January 30, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Mr. Hot Stuff heads NSA year-end award winners

BALTIMORE --- Gillian Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff, gutsy winner of the $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) last fall, was crowned the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award winner as 2017's leading earner at the NSA's gala awards dinner last Thursday evening at the Maryland Club in Baltimore.

January 26, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


NSA to pay out nearly $3 million in purse money at spring meets

The National Steeplechase Association's condition book for the 2018 spring season is out, and the lineup promises record-smashing purses and the launch of the new Georgia Steeplechase meet.

January 16, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


SCTOBA Awards Banquet to be held at NSM on Jan. 20

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden on Saturday, Jan. 20.

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Fisher sits in catbird’s seat with two Eclipse finalists

All the Way Jose, Mr. Hot Stuff and Scorpiancer are the finalists for the 2017 Eclipse Award for Steeplechase Horse as announced by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) for recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Bring on the heat

Appropriately dressed for someone riding behind a team of huskies for a trek over snow and ice-covered terrain, Richard Valentine sat in the saddle aboard one of his eight horses stabled on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course.

January 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Remaining Carolina Cup spaces will be put on sale

With the deadline approaching for previous year's reserved parking spaceholders to have their shot to renew their spaces, members of the general public will get their chance to secure spots for the 84th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.

January 05, 2018 | | Equine


Deadline approaches to secure Carolina Cup spots

Spaceholders who purchased parking spaces and tickets for the 2017 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races have until Friday, Dec. 1 to assure that they have those similar spaces for the 2018 Carolina Cup Races.

November 28, 2017 | | Equine


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Gibralfaro takes feature at Tryon

Riverdee Stable's Gibralfaro, making his first U.S. start, turned back a surging Lord Justice to win Saturday's $35,000 Block House, the ...

April 17, 2018 | | Equine


Boyd, Just a Cobbler jump past field in $50,000 Hunter Derby

Camden's Liza Boyd closed the final week of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., by riding S&L Just a Cobbler ...

April 10, 2018 | | Equine


Barnacle Bill cruises to victory in $30,000 Georgia Cup feature

The Fields Stable's Barnacle Bill, always well placed under Jack Doyle, moved to the lead on Kingston Downs' final turn, burst away to a ...

April 10, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


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