By TOM DIDATO C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editor After a good start to Keeneland's spring meeting in the sales ring, horses with Camden connections hope that run of luck continues this weekend at the Versailles, Ky., track. On Monday, on the first day of the sales, a Speightstown colt out of Five Star Holding by Five Star Day, brought in the day's second-highest price of $560,000 at the 2-year-old in training sales. ...
On her way into the Bonham Oval show ring atop her trusted mount, Brunello, in the second and final round of Friday night's $20,000 International Hunter Derby presented by the Tack Room, Liza Towell Boyd hopped off one of her horses, and then got aboard another before making her way into the ring.
In Monday's edition of the Chronicle-Independent, regarding the Carolina Cup undercard, the names of Camden's Sue and George Sensor were inadvertently left out of the portion of the story which dealt with Baltic Shore's victory in the day's co-feature chase, the $30,000 Woodward-Kirkover Cup.
Now comes time for a different equine event. The South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) is currently playing host to the third annual Camden Spring Classic Horse Show. The two-week event in Camden, highlighted by Friday evening's $20,000 Hunter Derby presented by the Tack Room, is part of the Carolina Spring Circuit, which along with the Aiken Spring Classic, will dominate the state's show jumping landscape for the month of April. The $20,000 centerpiece of the ...
When you don't have a jumper in the big race, winning the co-feature will have to do. That was fine and dandy with Camden-based trainer Arch Kingsley who, a year ago, sent Sue Sensor's Sunshine Numbers out to a 27 ¼-length victory in the Carolina Cup feature. Saturday, the Kingsley-conditioned Baltic Shore and rider Willie McCarthy, held off a charging Sergeant Karakorum (Darren Nagle) to win the $30,000 Woodward-Kirkover Cup on a warm and humid ...
Paddy Young, the three-time defending National Steeplechase Association leading rider, sustained a compound fracture to his right forearm, between the wrist and elbow, as the result of a fall in Saturday's $25,000 Camden Plate, the first steeplechase race of the day at the Carolina Cup.
The Carolina Cup is a tradition of sorts for many of its attendees, who numbered 65,000 Saturday. Colorful dresses, bow ties and the galloping of horses means spring has arrived. For many, the 80th annual Carolina Cup was their first experience of what Camden has to offer, for others, this year's Cup was another notch on their belt.
There are times during a race when you find out what your horse is made of. For Black Jack Blues, his "Let's see how you like this" moment came with less than five fences left in Saturday's 80th running of the $50,000 Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III). Going down the backside of the Springdale Race Course for the final time in the 2 ¼-mile chase, Carl Rafter brought Country Cousin alongside the 2011 Eclipse Award ...
Sometimes the grass is indeed greener, if not firmer, on the other side of the Atlantic. Armed with his riding tack, 164 wins in his native Ireland and England and dreams of brighter days in his career, Brian Crowley left the Emerald Isle to take his chance as a steeplechase jockey in America in 2010. Judging by the early returns, it was a wise move. Crowley, a 30-year-old from County Cork, was not exactly itching ...
After two races on American soil, Black Jack Blues has yet to see the backside of another horse.
When their two daughters took their respective turns going off to college, John and Sandy Cushman did what all responsible parents do when their children leave home for the first time.
With Saturday's 80th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races just four days away, last-minute shoppers have been gobbling up the remaining reserved parking spaces for the Camden spring classic, leaving few spots remaining inside the Springdale Race Course.
Led by 2011 Eclipse Award winner Black Jack Blues, a field of six jumpers will take to the Springdale Race Course for Saturday's $50,000 Carolina Cup Steeplechase (Gr. III.)
AIKEN -- Irvin S. Naylor's Pullyourfingerout made a bold move on the final turn of Ford Conger Field, charged past pacesetter Birthday Beau, and drew away easily to win the $50,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup on Saturday, March 24, at the Aiken Spring Steeplechase.
In what can best be described as an ironic twist, with a good portion of Kershaw County residents suffering from pollen-related maladies, Black Jack Blues will come to town some four months after the missing last November's Colonial Cup steeplechase due to a respiratory infection.
NASHVILLE -- On a spectacular afternoon of racing at the 72nd annual Iroquois Steeplechase, Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative edged past Divine Fortune at the finish line to win Saturday's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) by a head.
When Freedom Child was declared a non-starter in the Wood Memorial on April 6, the 3-year-old's shot at the Kentucky Derby went by the boards.
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