Webb Carroll receives South Carolina TOBA Award of Merit from SCTOBA president Jack Sadler. Photo Credit: Catherine French
Webb Carroll Recognized by South Carolina TOBA
Webb Carroll has recently decided it is time for retirement. He will no longer serve on the Board of the South Carolina TOBA. Webb's longtime assistant, Travis Durr, has purchased the Webb Carroll Training Center and will continue to operate the facility under that name.
Webb formed a close relationship with trainer Odie Clelland and around 1984, he leased Clelland's training center in St. Matthews. He purchased the operation in 1986 from Clelland's estate soon after Odie's passing.
Now known as the Webb Carroll Training Center, the farm consists of about 11 barns, a seven furlong track with a starting gate, and a six furlong turf gallop. There also is a swimming facility and an eight horse equiciser.
Racing standouts such as Kentucky Derby winner
War Emblem, Preakness winner
Havre de Grace, successful stallions
Tale of the Cat,
Old Fashioned and numerous others have graduated from his program.
One of Webb's favorite sayings is, "Tough times make tough people and tough people get the job done."
When Webb Carroll was asked to serve on the Board of SCTOBA, he did so willingly and has been a strong supporter of the South Carolina Residency Stakes program.
Photo Credit: Catherine French