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Colonial Cup notebook
DIVINE FORTUNE HAD NOTHING but open spaces and an eyeful of fans in front of him as he carried Darren Nagle to a nine-length win in Saturdays 45th edition of the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott International Colonial Cup Steeplechase. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
There had been colder and wetter Colonial Cup race days, but maybe not as many sunny or, brisk ones as Saturday’s 45th edition of the Camden fall classic contested over the Springdale Racecourse. The question as to whether there had even been a Colonial Cup run in cooler conditions was posed by Camden businessman and Thoroughbred owner George Sensor in the press box as the four runners in Saturday’s seventh and final race were headed to the post a little past 4 p.m. When reminded of the wind-,rain- and cold-ravaged conditions in which the 1999 and 2000 Colonial Cup races were run in, Sensor smiled as, suddenly, Saturday seemed not as bad a day at all. Gamecocks in the house: In the minutes between the sixth and seventh races, the peaceful Springdale setting was interrupted by a loud roar emanating from various tents in the infield.