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Saturday night Derby highlights Camden Spring Classic
More than 200 horses will compete in two-week event
Brunello
CAMDENS LIZA TOWELL BOYD and Brunello clear a fence en route to winning last years USHJA International Derby presented by the Tack Room. This year, the main event at the Camden Spring Classic horse show is set for Saturday evening at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden. - photo by Photo courtesy of Ann Stanton
C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editorOn the graciousness scale, what Liza Towell Boyd did in last year’s $20,000 USHJA International Derby presented by The Tack Room at the Camden Spring Classic was along the same lines as hosting a dinner party and putting out Cheez Whiz and stale crackers for the guests while stashing the carved roast beef for herself.Riding her top horse on her home course, the Camden resident scored a pair of mistake-free rounds aboard then-14-year-old Brunello to win the feature event of the two-week competition held at the South Carolina Equine Park (SCEP) in Camden. As if to rub salt into the wounds, Boyd took second in the event aboard an up-and-comer in Quatrain, which is now nine.Whether or not any team can unseat Boyd and Brunello as the reigning champion will be determined when the fourth annual Camden Spring Classic Horse Show sets up shop at the Cleveland School Road facility beginning today. The first session of the event will run through Sunday, April 7 before starting up against for the second leg of the spring stop in Camden on April 10-14.The $15,000 International Derby presented by The Tack Room will be held at the SCEP on Saturday, April 6 beginning in the early evening.