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Equine leaders remember Dale Thiel
Former Cup director passes Friday
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Thiel (in white hat) listens as then-Carolina Cup Racing Association Chairman William DuPont III presides over an award presentation in the winners circle at Springdale Race Course. Also identified in the photo are (from left) Austin Brown, Anne DuPont Shirley and the late Mrs. Wilhelmina Waller. - photo by C-I file photo
As he made his way onto the track at Springdale Race Course for a photo shoot in late winter 2012, Dale Thiel was asked how he was doing. A smiling Thiel said in response to the question, “Not worth a (darn) and nobody gives a (darn) anyway.” He then looked in the direction of John Cushman and Jeff Teter who joined their predecessor as director of the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup steeplechase races in a laugh.