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Three-year olds top the bill for NSA finale in Charleston

Sunday's Steeplechase at Charleston brings down the curtain on the National Steeplechase Association season, and the afternoon's featured race for three-year-olds will provide a glimpse of upcoming seasons.

November 10, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Watts, Dalton enjoy wins in Saturday jump race meets

Camden jockey Mark Watts took Balance the Budget to the lead early in Saturday's $75,000 David "Zeke" Ferguson Stakes at International Gold Cup at The Plains, Va., and dared his four opponents to catch him if they could. They could not.

November 03, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Camden Hunter Trials take to the course on Sunday

The 82nd edition of the Hunter Trials will be held Sunday, Nov. 5, starting at 9 a.m. on Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road.

November 03, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I | Equine


Camden Hunter Trials turn 82 with Sunday show

The 82nd edition of the Hunter Trials will be held Sunday, Nov. 5, starting at 9 a.m. on Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road.

October 31, 2017 | By KATHEE STAHL Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Equine


Mr. Hot Stuff wins Grand National

In a thrilling, heart-pounding finish, Gil Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff came back in the last strides to nip Robert Kinsley's Modem in the Far Hills Races' $400,000 Grand National by a nose on Saturday. Buttonwood Farm's All the Way Jose finished third, another nose back in America's richest steeplechase race.

October 24, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


I's U.S. vs. the world in Grand National

America's best steeplechase horses in training will be challenged by an invasion of overseas runners in Saturday's $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America's richest steeplechase race and the centerpiece of the Far Hills Races.

October 20, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Knock, knock

While it may not be the most exciting 100-yard stretch of racing at next spring's Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, the Knockerball Steeplechase promises to be the wildest non-sanctioned race of the afternoon.

September 05, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Dalton-trained Diplomat scores Turf Writers upset

SARATOGA, N.Y. --- With a perfectly timed move by Camden's Bernie Dalton, Flying Elvis Stable's Diplomat burst to the front in Saratoga Race Course's stretch and drew away to an three-length victory in last Thursday's 76th edition of the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1).

August 29, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Show Court eyes Turf Writers

A top-shelf group of 14, including 2017 Carolina Cup champion Show Court along with two representing overseas interests, has been nominated to the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1), Saratoga Race Course's premier jump race, on Thursday, Aug. 24.

August 18, 2017 | | Equine


The times are a changin'

For years, while other sporting and social events welcomed technology with open arms, the Carolina Cup languished while being forced to play catch-up.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Ellis steps down as CEO, Cushman returns to fold

Dr. Nick Ellis, who became the first Chief Executive Officer for the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup steeplechase races in Camden with his hiring in 2015, has decided to step down from his post.

August 08, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Kingsley-trained Show Court takes $75k Jonathan Kiser Stakes

Straylight Racing's Invocation battled to the front in the final strides and finished a neck in front of Zio Elio to win Wednesday's $65,000 allowance hurdle at Saratoga Race Course.

August 04, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Voss, Good Night Shirt to enter National Racing Hall of Fame

Saratoga Race Course and steeplechase racing --- a Saratoga tradition since 1864 --- will be in the spotlight during the historic track's six-week summer run.

July 28, 2017 | | Equine


Past Carolina Cup champs, riders take aim at Spa features

A large, accomplished field containing two Grade 1 winners and several other graded victors will line up Thursday for the $150,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1), the first top-rated steeplechase race on the Saratoga Race Course calendar.

July 25, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Frostmourne romps in Kent Stakes

WILMINGTON, Del. --- Green Lantern Stables' Frostmourne won the $200,000 Grade III Kent Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday.

July 21, 2017 | | Equine


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Record purse puts Carolina Cup in elite company

The 84th annual Carolina Cup Races, next March 31, will offer a record $325,000 in purses, highlighted by the first spring edition of the ...

November 17, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Towell and mount Lucifer V claim a ‘royal’ victory in Toronto event

TORONTO, ONT. -- Camden native Hardin Towell claimed a thrilling victory in the $87,000 GroupBy Big Ben Challenge on Saturday night, November 11, to close ...

November 14, 2017 | | Equine


Daltons, Down Royal close out NSA campaign with a win in Charleston

Riverdee Stable's Down Royal, trained in Camden by Kate Dalton and ridden by her husband Bernie, turned back a late challenge from Alshibaa to ...

November 14, 2017 | | Equine


Carolina Cup tickets, parking selling briskly for 2018 races

Invitations have been sent to spaceholders who purchased parking spaces and tickets for either/or the 2017 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races as well as the ...

November 10, 2017 | | Equine


Invitations to the Carolina Cup will be mailed today

Invitations are going into the mail today to spaceholders who purchased parking spaces and tickets for either/or the 2017 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races as ...

October 27, 2017 | | Equine


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