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College Park ready to rock ... again

After several months of hinting, it is now official. For the first time in nearly two decades, live rock music will return to College Park for the 84th running of the Carolina Cup at the Springdale Race Course in Camden on Saturday, March 31.

January 30, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Scorpiancer’s short season did not fail to impress Eclipse Award voters

Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer, the National Steeplechase Association's only two-time graded stakes winner in 2017, was crowned the year's Eclipse Award winner as champion steeplechase horse at last Thursday's 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

January 30, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Mr. Hot Stuff heads NSA year-end award winners

BALTIMORE --- Gillian Johnston's Mr. Hot Stuff, gutsy winner of the $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1) last fall, was crowned the National Steeplechase Association's Lonesome Glory Award winner as 2017's leading earner at the NSA's gala awards dinner last Thursday evening at the Maryland Club in Baltimore.

January 26, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


NSA to pay out nearly $3 million in purse money at spring meets

The National Steeplechase Association's condition book for the 2018 spring season is out, and the lineup promises record-smashing purses and the launch of the new Georgia Steeplechase meet.

January 16, 2018 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


SCTOBA Awards Banquet to be held at NSM on Jan. 20

The South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden on Saturday, Jan. 20.

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Fisher sits in catbird’s seat with two Eclipse finalists

All the Way Jose, Mr. Hot Stuff and Scorpiancer are the finalists for the 2017 Eclipse Award for Steeplechase Horse as announced by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) for recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.

January 09, 2018 | | Equine


Bring on the heat

Appropriately dressed for someone riding behind a team of huskies for a trek over snow and ice-covered terrain, Richard Valentine sat in the saddle aboard one of his eight horses stabled on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course.

January 09, 2018 | Tom Didato | Equine


Remaining Carolina Cup spaces will be put on sale

With the deadline approaching for previous year's reserved parking spaceholders to have their shot to renew their spaces, members of the general public will get their chance to secure spots for the 84th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.

January 05, 2018 | | Equine


Deadline approaches to secure Carolina Cup spots

Spaceholders who purchased parking spaces and tickets for the 2017 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races have until Friday, Dec. 1 to assure that they have those similar spaces for the 2018 Carolina Cup Races.

November 28, 2017 | | Equine


Record purse puts Carolina Cup in elite company

The 84th annual Carolina Cup Races, next March 31, will offer a record $325,000 in purses, highlighted by the first spring edition of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1), worth $150,000 and spotlighting the steeplechase sport's star performers.

November 17, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Towell and mount Lucifer V claim a ‘royal’ victory in Toronto event

TORONTO, ONT. -- Camden native Hardin Towell claimed a thrilling victory in the $87,000 GroupBy Big Ben Challenge on Saturday night, November 11, to close out the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show, held as part of the 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in downtown Toronto.

November 14, 2017 | | Equine


Daltons, Down Royal close out NSA campaign with a win in Charleston

Riverdee Stable's Down Royal, trained in Camden by Kate Dalton and ridden by her husband Bernie, turned back a late challenge from Alshibaa to win the Steeplechase of Charleston's featured $25,000 allowance hurdle for three-year-olds by a neck on Sunday as the National Steeplechase Association concluded its 2017 season.

November 14, 2017 | | Equine


Three-year olds top the bill for NSA finale in Charleston

Sunday's Steeplechase at Charleston brings down the curtain on the National Steeplechase Association season, and the afternoon's featured race for three-year-olds will provide a glimpse of upcoming seasons.

November 10, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


Carolina Cup tickets, parking selling briskly for 2018 races

Invitations have been sent to spaceholders who purchased parking spaces and tickets for either/or the 2017 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races as well as the 2016 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races for the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races.

November 10, 2017 | | Equine


Watts, Dalton enjoy wins in Saturday jump race meets

Camden jockey Mark Watts took Balance the Budget to the lead early in Saturday's $75,000 David "Zeke" Ferguson Stakes at International Gold Cup at The Plains, Va., and dared his four opponents to catch him if they could. They could not.

November 03, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


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