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The Carolina Cup Races

History & Traditions

87 years of History, Tradition & Racing

The Carolina Cup Racing Association (CCRA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4)
organization first organized in 1963 by Mrs. Marion duPont Scott.

The purpose of the association is to manage the Springdale Race Course property as a training center for race horses and as a staging ground for race meets, including The Carolina Cup and The Colonial Cup races. Members of the association have no equity interest, serve with no compensation and do not share in any profits from the organization. The profits, if any, are donated to the Health Resource District of Kershaw County to provide additional health services for the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Kershaw County.

Mrs. Scott acquired the Springdale Race Course and adjacent acreage in 1953 from Mrs. Ambrose Clark of Aiken, South Carolina. Mrs. Scott has been hailed by many as “The First Lady of American Steeplechasing”. Her intrepid horse “Battleship”, by Man O’ War, won the English Grand National at Aintree in 1938. Her Montpelier racing stable won over 50 stake races, over fences and on the flat, and won over $5 million in purses. The Colonial Cup, starting in 1970, was Mrs. Scott’s idea and it became the first international steeplechase run in the United States with a purse of $100,000.

Upon the passing of Mrs. Scott in 1983, she gifted the Springdale race course and adjacent properties to the State of South Carolina. The facility remains under the management of the CCRA.

Previous Carolina Cup Winners:

YearHorseOwnerTrainerJockey
1930Ballast IIN. LaingN. LaingN. Laing
1931Sea SoldierMill Creek StablesL. CaryB. Davis
1932Trouble MakerMontpelierS. BanksN. Laing
1933Pink TippedR.K. MellonJ. RyanW. Street
1934CharioteerMrs. T.E. Proctor, Jr.N. LaingJ.P. McCormick
1935Drinmore LadP. MellonJ. RyanJ. Ryan
1936IndigoJ.L. SchiffC. HicksC. White
1937FugitiveMrs. G.H. BostwickR. DuffyD. Kerr, Jr.
1938OstendMrs. F.M. GouldW. StreetH. Frost
1939Faction FighterRokeby StablesJ. RyanS. Watters
1940Faction FighterRokeby StablesJ. RyanS. Watters
1941Memory Lane IIRokeby StablesJ. RyanS. Watters
1942Rustic RomanceRokeby StablesJ. RyanJ. Clyburn
1946LancastrianF. Ambrose ClarkF. BellhouseC. Gibson
1947Compass RoseMontpelierR. WoolfeE. Hutcherson
1948Big MikeMrs. G.B. FluccusW.B. CocksM. Smithwick
1949Done SleepingA. UntermyerW.B. CocksM. Smithwick
1950Flare FlightA.M. HuntS. WattersG. Stephens
1951Gift of GoldMrs. M.G. WalshM.G. WalshF.D. Adams
1952Gift of GoldMrs. S.T. PattersonM.G. WalshF.D. Adams
1953Rustling OaksW.G. JonesW.G. JonesP. Smithwick
1954ReposeMrs. M.G. WalshM.G. WalshD. Thomas
1955ReposeMrs. M.G. WalshM.G. WalshJ. Cotter
1956Dancing BeaconMrs. G.P. GreenhalghW.B. CocksM. Ferral
1957Dancing BeaconMrs. G.P. GreenhalghW.B. CocksM. Ferral
1958Grand ChalA.H. SmithJ. Aitcheson, Sr.C. Cassidy
1959Grand ChalA.H. SmithJ. Aitcheson, Sr.J. Aitcheson, Jr.
1960RicachoR.D. RouseR.D. RouseJ. Aitcheson, Jr.
1961IngoH.M. RhettB. BraemerR. Houghton
1962BurraidhMrs. J. MangioneB. BraemerJ. Mangione
1963Flying CottageB. van UrkW.B. CocksJ. Aitcheson, Jr.
1964Flint FireJ.K. GriggsJ.K. GriggsM. Ferral
1965Last PageBuckingham FarmR. HoughtonJ. Aitcheson, Jr.
1966TanchaJ.B. HollowayC. MurphyJ. Aitcheson, Jr.
1967DunotterRokeby StablesE. JacksonT. Walsh
1968RiskyG. Dudley, Jr.J.V.H. DavisJ. Fishback
1969My ChapJ.P. MeltonM.G. WalshD. Washer
1970HipocampoA. SternJ.V.H. DavisP. Plain
1971Explode IIA. Smith BowmanC.V.B. CushmanJ. Fishback
1972John U.H.J. NesbittW.B. CocksS. Brittle
1973SelkirkI.A. DaffinJ.V.H. DavisM. O’Brien
1974Breaking DownMrs. M.G. WalshM.G. WalshL. O’Brien
1975Ballet MasterMrs. J.H. O’KeefeJill DavisJ. Aitcheson, Jr.
1976CasamayorPowhatan StablesP. GrahamT. Skiffington
1977Happy IntellectualMrs. O. PhippsM. SmithwickJ. Aitcheson, Jr.
1978Crag’s CornerMrs. M.G. WalshM.G. WalshM. Walsh
1979Leaping FrogChadd’s Ford StableJ. SheppardJ. Fishback
1980ZaccioMrs. L. MurdockW.B. CocksR. McWade
1981Romeo LimaP. BrantF. Whiteley, Jr.G. Morris
1982Quiet BayAugustin StablesJ. SheppardJ. Cushman
1983HypertrophicC.C. FenwickC. Fenwick, Jr.R. McWade
1984Carriag Oir (IRE)L. LindsayB. McWadeR. McWade
1985EremiteTimber Bay StablesJ. SheppardJ. Fishback
1986Retador (CHI)Brushwood StableW.B. CocksJ. Lawrence
1987Gogong (NZ)Augustin StablesJ.P. ClancyG. Morris
1988Rio Claro (CHI)P. PortierA. ElderG. Morris
1989Ulises (CHI)Mrs. M. ValentineW.B. CocksE. Bruce
1990Uptown SwellV.K. PaysonF.B. MillerB. Miller
1991MolotovRokeby StablesW.B. CocksJ. Walsh
1992CastleworthFat Chance FarmR. Carrier, Jr.S. Clancy
1993Mistico (CHI)R.D. HubbardJ. SheppardC. Thornton
1994MoonstruckJ.M. Henley, Jr.J. SheppardC. Thornton
1995Mr. Yankee (NZ)Mrs. J. Bass, Jr.J. ElliotJ. Delozier III
1996To RidleyMrs. E. Dixon, Jr.J. FisherS. Clancy
1997Lonesome GloryMrs. W. Jeffords, Jr.F.B. MillerB. Miller
1998Master McGrathW. LickleJ. ElliotA. Kingsley, Jr.
1999Lonesome GloryMrs. W. Jeffords, Jr.F.B. MillerB. Miller
2000Invest WestAugustin StablesJ. SheppardA. Kingsley, Jr.
2001Al SkywalkerF.D. AdamsJ.Y. MajetteT. Foley
2002Canta Ke BraveClaytonville StablesJ. DayR. Massey
2003Al SkywalkerWatt and MajetteJ.Y. MajetteT. Foley
2004Preemptive StrikePolaris StablesP. RowlandR. Walsh
2005Sur La TeteKinross FarmN. MorrisC. Read
2006Top of the BillRandleston FarmJ. DayC. Rafter
2007OrisonEMO StablesD. FoutM. McCarron
2008Imagina (CHI)Augustin StablesS. HendriksJ. Petty
2009Good Night ShirtH.A. Via, Jr.J. FisherW. Dowling
2010Spy In the SkyRandleston FarmJ. DayP. Young
2011Sunshine NumbersMrs. G. SensorA. Kingsley, Jr.J. Petty
2012Black Jack BluesI.S. NaylorJ.W. Delozier IIIR. Geraghty
2013AlajamalG.D. HawkinsJ. ElliotR. Geraghty
2014Top StrikerMrs. G. SensorA. Kingsley, Jr.W. McCarthy
2015DiplomatDaybreak StablesJ. DayB. Dalton
2016Balance the BudgetStonelea Stables LLCJ. GomenaM. Watts
2017Show Court (IRE)M.W. Buyck, Jr.A. Kingsley, Jr.M. Watts
2018Personal StartM.O. BryantR.L. ValentineB. Foley
2019Ice ItDash StablesJ. FisherJ. Doyle
2021Noah and the Ark (IRE)Keystone ThoroughbredsT. McKennaH. Beswick
2022Historic Heart (IRE)Atlantic Friends RacingKeri BrionParker Hendriks

 

*Carolina Cup Races were not held 1943-1945, or 2020.

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