Two-year-olds owned by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation dominated two trials in their division at the 72nd annual Aiken Trials March 15 at the Aiken Training Track in South Carolina.
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame has donated a digital collection of the late trainer MacKenzie Miller's win photos to Lexinton's Keeneland Library and Saratoga's National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Bias, an unraced son of Unbridled, sired his first winner in Asalor, who broke his maiden June 22 in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight on the inner turf course at Colonial Downs.
Othniel Henry Wienges Jr., perennially the leading Thoroughbred breeder in South Carolina, died April 2 in Saint Matthews, S.C., at age 88.
South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association honored its 2012 award recipients at its annual awards banquet in Camden on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Six Thoroughbreds that were traveling by van from Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida to Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland April 18 were involved in an accident along Interstate 95 in Colleton County, S.C.
Dogwood Stable and California-based Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners have formed a joint venture, according to an April 3 press release.
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Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford was foaled in Kentucky and his trainer, Dale Romans, is based there, but the colt also has close ties to South Carolina.
Straight Talking, a 4-year-old son of Dixieland Band, will enter stud at Franklin G. Smith's Elloree Training Center near Elloree, S.C.
He plans to build a one-mile training track on the property, which is located approximately six miles from the Aiken Training Track.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Highlands, a winning son of Seattle Slew, will stand at June Lennon's Lindblade Stables near Landrum, S.C.
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.
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.
Five horses bring Eclipse Award hopes into the final Grade I steeplechase of 2004 in the $100,000 Marion du Pont Scott Colonial Cup (NSA-I) at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C., Nov. 21.
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.
The number of cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Florida has risen to 84.
For almost a year some residents of Camden, S.C., have feared the Camden Training Center could become the next Camden subdivision. They can now breathe easy. Henrietta George has a contract in place to purchase the 385-acre facility from William S. Farish.
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.
In what has been labeled the largest shutdown of legalized gambling in this country's history, the plug will be pulled on some 22,000 slot machines in South Carolina as of midnight Friday.
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