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Cup undercard spreads the wealth
STALLED CARRIES WILLE McCARTHY over the fourth fence in the $20,000 Palmetto Plate maiden filly and mares hurdle which the pair won by a comfortable 18 3/4 lengths. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
On a day in which temperatures hovered in the 50s and, at times, featured swirling winds, the undercard at Saturday’s 83rd running of the Carolina Cup races at the Springdale Race Course was equally varied. In five races, five different owners, trainers and jockeys made their way into the Springdale Race Course’s winners’ circle to accept trophies, plaques, plates or silver cups. Here is a rundown on the five races which were part of the afternoon’s undercard: Iron works best: Gil Johnston’s Iron Works overtook Highflyingblessing in the stretch run to win the $30,000 Camden Plate Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle, the first jump race of the day.