Hardin Towell and Lucifer V teamed up to capture the $127,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla., contested on March 5.
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.
Saturday, March 14 is the final day to secure $30 advance general admission tickets for the 83rd running of Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races to be run on Saturday, March 28, at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.
Two more horses with Camden connections will try and stay on the Kentucky Derby trail when they go head-to-head in Saturday's $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
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.
Three Kershaw County teenagers have brought home the Zone 4 Region 4 High School Championship along with their team, Creekside Farm, under the direction of Adrian Mack and Emma Phillips.
The 79th annual Hunter Trials, sponsored by the Camden Hunt, will take place Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., at Hunter Trial Hill on Knights Hill Road, across the street from the Springdale Race Course.
Previous year's box seat and reserved parking space holders have until Friday, Feb. 13, to secure their spaces for the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.
It looks as if a second horse with Camden connections is on the Kentucky Derby trail.
In what could be the start of his road to the Kentucky Derby, Ralph M. Evans' Upstart kicked off its 2015 campaign by cruising to a 5 ½-length victory in last Saturday's $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park.
In a move designed to get all three spring novice series hurdle steeplechase races on the same page, on Tuesday, the Carolina Cup Racing Association approved the proposal in which the Carolina Cup feature races will be run for a $75,000 purse beginning this year.
As solid as Demonstrative was over the race course in 2014, the winner of the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award was even more dominant in the voting booth.
Headlined by three-time Grade I winner and 2014 Lonesome Glory Champions Award recipient Demonstrative, along with two-time Grade I winner, 2013 Eclipse Award and 2014 Colonial Cup champion Divine Fortune and Makari, all three horses which won Grade I events on the National Steeplechase Association circuit last year are the three finalists for the 2014 Eclipse Award for steeplechasing.
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.
With only a handful of race days left before horses celebrate another birthday on Jan. 1, several runners with Camden ties are closing out their 2014 campaigns with winning performances.
Gil Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff and jockey Paddy Young returned to the races in the Middleburg (Va.) Spring's $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) on Saturday, and together they denied Irv Naylor's Decoy Daddy a third straight victory by a neck. All Together finished third, and Staying On claimed fourth money.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Jockey Chris Antley, trainer King Leatherbury and the racehorses Lava Man and Xtra Heat have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the contemporary category.
Two horses with Camden ties were honored as being the top New York-bred Thoroughbreds in their divisions for the 2014 racing season.
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