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Shadwell Horseman Witham Dead

Bob Witham, a veteran horseman who broke horses for Shadwell Farm for more than two decades, died Dec. 17 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, S.C. He was 65.

Good Night Shirt Wins Colonial Cup

Sonny Via's Good Night Shirt summoned bottomless stamina and courage late to win the Colonial Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) at Springdale Race Course in South Carolina Nov. 18 and most likely clinched the 2007 Eclipse Award as champion steeplechaser.

TRFSC Receives National Grant

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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation of South Carolina has received a $10,000 grant from the Thoroughbred Charities of America as the South Carolina group kicks off its 2007-08 fiscal year fund raising efforts.

Retired Trainer/Jockey Robert Dotter Dead

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Robert Dotter, who rode at the inaugural Keeneland meeting and who saddled winners of the Metropolitan and Widener Handicaps in the 1950s, died Nov. 26 at an Augusta, Ga., hospital.

Showdown Expected in Carolina Cup

A showdown is expected at Springdale Race Course when two of steeplechasing's top runners ride into Camden, S.C., Saturday for the Carolina First Carolina Cup (NSA-III), with 2004 champion Hirapour ready to take on last year's Cup winner Preemptive Strike.

Horses, Prisoners get Second Chances

Second Chances Stables, at the Wateree River Correctional Institute near Camden, South Carolina, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's (TRF) newest retirement farm, will officially open during ceremonies to be held there Saturday, Nov. 19.

Antley's Hometown Reflects on Favorite Son

Trainer Franklin Smith, who gave then 14-year-old Chris Antley his first job in racing, and others in the late jockey's hometown of Elloree, S. C. are trying to deal with the news that the rider was killed. Although Antley had not lived in Elloree for about 18 years, The (Columbia, S. C.) State newspaper reported he was a frequent visitor who never forgot his roots. "Everyone around this community kept up with Chris' career and asked about him all the time," Smith told the newspaper.

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