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Farewell to the Colonial Cup
A first triumphant, then bumpy road
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Known as America’s “First Lady of Steeplechasing," the late Marion duPont Scott had a profound impact on the sport she loved and for a race she started in Camden. A part-time resident who lived at her Holly Hedge residence in downtown Camden, Mrs. Scott brought worldwide equine attention to Camden when, in 1970, she bankrolled the inaugural Colonial Cup International Steeplechase. With a total purse of $100,000, it was the first six-figure payday in the history of jump racing, and the first edition of the Camden fall classic was hailed as an immediate success by those in the industry.

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