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Last call for purchasing discount Carolina Cup tickets
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ADVANCED GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS, priced at $30, for the March 30 Carolina Cup races will end Friday. After that, all general admission tickets for the races will be sold for $45 each. - photo by Tom Didato/C-I

Friday, March 15, is the final day for Carolina Cup patrons to purchase $30 discount general admission tickets for the races.

The 85th renewal of the Camden spring classic at the Springdale Race Course is set for Saturday, March 30.

General admission tickets, as well as reserved parking spaces, may be purchased at the Carolina Cup race office on Knights Hill Rd. in person through the end of regular business hours on Friday. Advanced, $30, general admission tickets may also be purchased online --- --- through 11:59 p.m. on Friday. 

In addition, additional tickets for the Turf Club have been released but those are selling at a rapid pace with guests needing to secure their space as soon as possible before the tent-enclosed area sells out.

Tickets and reserved parking spaces are available for purchase online ( or, by calling the Carolina Cup office at 432-6513 to check on the availability of spaces. General admission tickets, priced at $45, will be sold at the gate on race day.

Here are the ticket and reserved parking options for the Carolina Cup races.  

General admission tickets: $30 in advance, if purchased online by midnight, Friday, March 15. All tickets will be $45 after that date and will be on sale at all gates to the race course on race day.

(Note: Children under the age of 12 will be admitted to the races free of charge, if accompanied by an adult ticket-holder.)

General parking: $10 per vehicle

Infield parking: Row A: (sold out); Row B: $200; Row C: 175; Row D: $150; Rows E & F: $125; includes one parking credential for one parking space in the infield and two general admission tickets.

Front Row: Spaces 1-30: $225; Spaces 31-233: $325 (no tents allowed in this section); Spaces 234-297: $225; includes one parking credential for one parking space on the front row paddock and two general admission tickets

South, West and East Rail(s): $175 per parking space; includes parking credential for one parking space and two general admission tickets

Restricted parking: $250 per space, which is large enough to accommodate one motor coach per space along with two general admission tickets

Grandstand Box: $600 per box. The cost includes six seats in the box includes premier seating at the finish line and two grandstand parking tags. Individual seats are priced at $100 and include one grandstand parking pass.

Turf Club: $150 per person; Open to box holders only, the Turf Club offers a  catered luncheon, an open bar and reserved tables. Children over the age of 13 will be admitted with proper credentials.

Post and Paddock Tent: $100 per person. Post and Paddock guests will be served lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and includes an open bar.

The Meadow Packages (in the area which was formerly College Park): $800 package (15 x 15-foot tent, 10 general admission passes, five car parking passes);$1,500 package (15 x 15-foot tent, 15 general admission passes, eight car parking passes); $2,000 package (20 x 20-foot tent, 20 general admission passes, 10 car parking passes); $3,000 package (30 x 30-foot tent, 30 general admission passes, 15 car parking passes)

(For further information, please call the Carolina Cup Racing Association office at 432-6513 or (800) 780-8117 or visit the Carolina Cup website located at

Biscuits and Breezing finale: The third and final Biscuits and Breezing, sponsored by Modern Turf, public works will be held Saturday, March 16 at the Springdale Race Course.

The series finals comes two weeks before the 85th running of the Carolina Cup Races on Saturday, March 30. 

The public is invited to come out to watch horses train in several sets beginning at 8 a.m. each session. 

The workouts are free of charge. Guests should 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 coffee and breakfast items will be provided free of charge. Children are invited to come to the workouts but the CCRA asks that all dogs be kept at home.

The exact number of horses and sets which will take the track will be determined by the trainers who will be available to discuss which of their horses is training that day and what particular race the horse is being pointed toward.

The horses 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.