Preparations underway for the 81st Carolina Cup

  • Friday, February 15, 2013

The 81st running of The Carolina Cup is set for March 30 at the Springdale Race Course in Camden.

The Carolina Cup Racing Association is busy taking orders for tickets and parking for the annual rite of spring. The steeplechase race day brings together horses, history and hospitality in order to raise money for local charities.

Last year the CCRA made charitable contributions that exceeded $250,000.

What: The Carolina Cup

When: Saturday, March 30

Where: Camden

Who: 70,000 people expected

Discount general admission tickets are on sale for $30 each until Saturday, March 16. After that, the price goes up to $45. Learn more about tickets, parking and box seats at www.carolina-cup.org.

The Carolina Cup Racing Association, a non-profit organization, relies on the Carolina Cup and the Colonial Cup races to fulfill its mission of operating Springdale Race Course as both an equestrian and tourism center. Springdale Race Course is a world-renowned, 600-acre European style Thoroughbred racehorse training center that operates year-round and is home to Hall of Fame trainers Jonathan Sheppard and Janet Elliot. Famous equine residents have included Flat Top, Storm Cat, Forever Together, Zacchio and Ruffian.

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