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Atlanta Steeplechase ceasing operations

On the heels of the cancellation of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup fall steeplechase meet two months ago, the Atlanta Steeplechase, a spring staple on the National Steeplechase Association circuit, has followed suit after a 52-year run.

June 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Preger-developed Frostmourne takes Penn Mile

Green Lantern Stables' homebred Frostmourne, developed at the barn of Mickey Preger Jr. at the Camden Training Center, upset favorite Big Score to win Saturday's $500,000 Penn Mile (Grade 2) by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.

June 06, 2017 | | Equine


Emotional McCarthy dedicates Fair Hill win to injured Young

Amy Taylor Rowe's For Goodness Sake overtook front-running Sarah Joyce at the last fence and pulled away to a 2 3/4-length victory over lightly regarded Swoop in the Fair Hill Races' $50,000 Iris Ann Coggins Memorial for fillies and mares on Saturday.

June 02, 2017 | | Equine


Fisher eyes NSA springtime sweep

The Radnor Hunt Races' $50,000 National Hunt Cup (Gr. 3) completes the spring schedule of National Steeplechase Association graded races, and champion trainer Jack Fisher will be shooting for a sweep with a triple-barreled entry on Saturday.

May 19, 2017 | | Equine


Scorpiancer rolls to a 16-length win in $200,000 Nashville feature

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer launched a devastating move to the lead entering the Iroquois Steeplechase's backstretch the last time, opened a yawning lead on his opponents, and cruised home with to an overpowering 16-length victory in Saturday's $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1).

May 16, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Show Court tries to make it two in a row

Mark W. Buyck Jr.'s Show Court leads a well-balanced field of jump racing's future stars in Saturday for the $75,000 Queen's Cup MPC 'Chase, the featured race of the 22nd annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase.

April 28, 2017 | | Equine


Scorpiancer returns to its winning form

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer seized the lead from front-running Portrade at the final fence of the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 3) and prevailed by a neck over the dead-game pacesetter in Saturday's featured hurdle race at the 97th annual Middleburg Spring Races.

April 25, 2017 | | Equine


Watts, Balance the Budget win in Tryon

Stonelea Stables' Balance the Budget, ridden by Camden resident Mark Watts, consistently runs strong races in the early spring, and he repeated that pattern Saturday in the $40,000 Tryon Block House, when he tracked the early pace, took over on the backstretch the final time, and held off a late challenge to notch a 3 3/4-length victory.

April 18, 2017 | | Equine


Fantastic Song hits high notes with win following long layoff

CHARLESTON -- Gil Johnston's Fantastic Song, away from the races for more than 1 1/2 years, roared through the stretch under jockey Sean McDermott to win The Steeplechase of Charleston at Stono Ferry's featured $30,000 optional allowance hurdle by three-quarters of a length on Saturday.

April 11, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Horse beats car just one storyline from a day at the Carolina Cup

Just when you thought that you might have heard every tale imaginable from the Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup races, along comes this nugget.

April 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


The verdict is in

Three jumps from home, jockey Michael Mitchell said he felt good about Show Court's chances to win Saturday's 83rd running of $75,000 The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup Steeplechase.

April 04, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Willow she get a Camden hat trick?

Sired by a horse bred in Japan out of a mare hailing from France with one grandfather from Great Britain and another born in Kentucky, Willow U has a lineage which would keep the fine folks at ancestry.com up to their eyeballs in background checking for days upon end.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Horses, hoops get Saturday spotlight

For many a year, The Mullikin Law Firm Carolina Cup has fallen on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball Final Four. Never, though, has that championship event included a team from the University of South Carolina.

March 31, 2017 | Tom Didato | Equine


Camden Horse Show returns to ring on Sunday

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


Hendriks, Geraghty get Aiken doubles

Trainer Ricky Hendriks launched the National Steeplechase Association's spring season by sweeping both divisions of Aiken Spring's $25,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup and a training flat race on Saturday at the Aiken Horse Park.

March 28, 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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