By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Hail and farewell
Demonstrative sends McCarron out a winner while turning Eclipse chase into 2-horse race
First jump.JPG
DEMONSTRATIVE AND MATT MCCARRON were near the back of the pack when they went inside to clear the fifth fence in Saturdays $100,000 Colonial Cup. Twelve jumps later, at the final fence, they rallied from last to win the 43rd edition of the Camden fall classic. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Maybe, there’s more to having horse sense than people give it credit for.How else would be explain how on the final day of his riding career, riding on a horse which was running last at the 17th and final fence in Saturday’s $100,000 Colonial Cup steeplechase that Matt McCarron would win the Camden fall classic? The only explanation is that Demonstrative had to know something was up and needed to do something about it ... and, quickly.Taking full advantage of the long and wide stretch run at the Springdale Race Course, Demonstrative carried McCarron from riding shotgun in the starting field of 10 horses to a one-length victory in Saturday’s 43rd running of the final Grade I steeplechase of the 2012 National Steeplechase Association season. The win was the second Grade I score of the year for the 5-year-old Elusive Quality gelding, which gave its rider a nice going-away present on his final day in the saddle.