While the 85th running of the Camden spring classic is still a few weeks --- Saturday, March 30 --- away, those wishing to get a sneak preview and see the inner workings of the business may do so as the Carolina Cup Racing Association presents its second annual “Biscuits and Breezing” series at the Springdale Race Course. The series is sponsored by Modern Turf.
On Saturday March 2, Saturday March 9 and Saturday March 16, the Springdale Race Course will be open to the public who are invited to come out to watch horses train in several sets usually beginning at or near 8 a.m. those days.
The workouts will be free of charge. The public may enter the race course through the main gate on Knights Hill Rd. and may park in the area behind the grandstand. Guests are reminded to bring their own chairs while free coffee and breakfast items will be provided. Children are invited to attend to the workouts, but the CCRA asks that all dogs be kept at home.
Additionally, spectators are reminded that horses have the right of way throughout the course of the morning.
Riding mostly in sets of two, horses and riders will run in front of the grandstand allowing morning guests a unique look at how a horse is being trained leading up to a race. Trainers and riders, if possible, will be available to answer questions from the public.
The exact number of horses and sets which will take the track will be determined by the trainers, who will also be available to discuss which of their horses is training that day and what particular race the horse is being pointed toward.
For more information on Biscuits and Breezing, along with Carolina Cup tickets and parking reservations, please log onto www.carolina-cup.org or, call the Carolina Cup office at 432-6513.