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Funderburk makes sure S.C. horses, owners and trainers get their day in Columbia
REP. LAURIE FUNDERBURK PRESENTS S.C. Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association president Lee Christian with a resolution which she sponsored recognizing the recent accomplishments of Palmetto State Thoroughbred owners and trainers. Pictured, from left, are Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D- Orangeburg), Camdens Nancy Terhune, Franklin Smith, Camdens Donna Freyer, Camdens George Sensor, Rep. Funderburk (D- Kershaw), Camdens Sue Sensor, Christian, Camdens Arch Kingsley, Webb Carroll, Camdens Kip Elser, Rep. Bill Clyburn (D-Aiken) and Rep. Harry Ott (D-Calhoun). - photo by Photo courtesy of Sam Holland
COLUMBIA -- For a state which does not have pari-mutuel wagering or major flat track racing, South Carolina made the Thoroughbred world take notice of horses which were sent from its sandy soil during the spring. While towns such as Camden, Aiken and St. Matthews know the importance of the equine industry to their communities, Rep. Laurie Funderburk (D-Kershaw) made sure the powers-that-be in the state capitol knew the quality of four-legged athletes which either have been developed or are currently training in the Palmetto State. Last Tuesday, inside the House of Representatives’ chambers, a Funderburk-sponsored resolution was read and then, passed by her and fellow House members.