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Colonial Cup feature to go off with 13 jumpers
DANIELLE HODSDON WILL BE aboard Spy in the Sky in Saturdays feature chase. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
With an unusually large number of year-end titles on the line, 13 horses from American Steeplechasing’s championship division will line up Saturday, Nov. 23, for the 44th running of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1).The 2 3/4-mile Colonial Cup over National Fences highlights a seven-race program with jam-packed fields at the Springdale Course in Camden.With the addition of a race to the traditional six-race program, first post time has been advanced to 12:15 p.m.The Colonial Cup, which rings down the 2013 National Steeplechase Association season, drew the sport’s leading performers. Among them are current earnings leader Divine Fortune; championship challenger Gustavian; 2012 Colonial Cup winner Demonstrative; and 2012 Eclipse Award winner Pierrot Lunaire.Owned by Bill Pape and trained by Racing Hall of Fame member Jonathan Sheppard, Divine Fortune seized the year’s earnings lead with an impressive victory in the $250,000 Grand National (Gr.