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Foley, Valentine wait out inquiry before taking Cup
Personal Start surprises in $75,000 co-feature
PERSONAL START CARRIES Barry Foley (left) over the final fence ahead of New Member and Willie McCarthy in Saturdays $75,000 Carolina Cup race presented by the Mullikin Law Firm. - photo by Tom Didato
Spending nearly as much time talking into a walkie-talkie as he did on the race course, jockey Barry Foley survived a steward’s inquiry before both he and his mount, Personal Start, were formally declared winners of Saturday’s $75,000 Carolina Cup presented by the Mullikin Law Firm. Soon after Foley and the Magalen O. Bryant-owned Personal Start crossed the wire in the 2 1/8-mile race for novice jumpers, jockey Jack Doyle, who was aboard runner-up No Wunder, lodged a claim that he and his mount were interfered with at the second to last fence in the 12-jump co-feature. The three race stewards watched the race replay and heard from both jockeys involved in the clai.