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Camden, SC
May 22, 2021

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Dublinornothin and Shaker Shack garnered stakes victories in March and April. Both went through the breaking process at Travis Durr’s Webb Carroll Training Center in St. Matthews, SC. 

On March 27, Dublinornothin captured the Belle Gallantey Stakes at Aqueduct. Stalking the leader early on, Dublinornothin was laying third between foes. This New York-bred 5-year-old daughter of Dublin took the lead inside the 1/8th pole and drew clear winning by 1 ¾ lengths. She is owned and trained by Eduardo Jones. In 28 career starts, Dublinornothin has 8 wins, 6 seconds and 5 third place finishes with career earnings of $195,800.

Shaker Shack proved best in the New York Stallion Stakes also at Aqueduct on April 18. This daughter of Bustin Stones ran alongside another filly taking the lead nearing the 3/8’s pole. She relinquished her advantage before coming on again in the stretch crossing the finish line 1 ½ lengths in front. Trained by Patrick Reynolds, Shaker Shack is owned by Roddy Valente and Darlene Belinski.
American Bound Shines at Keeneland

SCTOBA members Randy and Kala Rentz report American Bound, a daughter of American Freedom, won the first 2-year-old race for fillies at Keeneland on April 2. Having just left Rentz Farm 11 days before making her debut, American Bound broke on top and never looked back during this 4 ½ furlong dash. She won by 1 ½ lengths.
Dixie Drawl Wins Another and Ten Wins for Reason to Soar

South Carolina-bred Dixie Drawl recorded his seventh career victory winning an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Laurel Park on April 11. Dixie Drawl is by Done Talking who is owned by SCTOBA Board member Goree Smith and stands at the Elloree Training Center. On April 15, Reason to Soar, a graduate of SCTOBA Board member Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables’ program in Camden, SC, recorded his 10th career victory at Oaklawn Park. This is an achievement not often seen in today’s racing world. In 30 career starts, Reason to Soar has 10 wins, 3 seconds and 5 third place finishes with earnings of $295,117.
Kingsley and Dalton Saddle Winners at Queen’s Cup
South Carolina-based steeplechase trainers Arch Kingsley and Kate Dalton made their presence felt at the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase in Mineral Springs, NC on April 24. This meet opened up the 2021 National Steeplechase Association season following some timber meets in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

SCTOBA Board member Arch Kingsley trains and rode Kilronan, owned by J. David Richardson, in a Maiden Hurdle event. Kate Dalton is the owner and trainer of Down Royal who captured a National Hurdle Handicap. Down Royal was ridden by Kate’s husband, Bernie Dalton.

In a training flat race, Kingsley scored a trifecta training the first three finishers. Winner Do the Floss is owned by SCTOBA member Pierre Manigault and the third place finisher, Show Court, is owned by SCTOBA member Mark Buyck, Jr.

Carolina Cup Will Be Held
May 22, 2021

The Carolina Cup refuses to be defeated by the Covid-19 pandemic. While being held at a later date than in past years, the 86th Annual Carolina Cup Races will take place at Springdale Race Course in Camden, SC on Saturday, May 22.

The National Steeplechase Association condition book lists five races scheduled to be run on the flat or over hurdles. The feature race of the day is the $30,000 Carolina Cup. Please see for ticketing information.
Legislative Update

A Joint Resolution to create an “Equine Industry Support Measure Study Committee” to examine the potential for further growth of the equine industry in South Carolina and the resulting impact has passed a second reading.

A survey conducted for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture by the University of South Carolina reported nearly 18,000 thoroughbreds and another 19,000 quarter horses reside in our state. The equine industry has an economic impact of about $1.9 billion annually creating over 28,500 jobs.

It is important for the state of South Carolina to see the equine industry be promoted and grow particularly horse racing, showing and other forms of recreational horsemanship.

The Committee will consist of seven members. The role of the committee is:

1)   To examine the details of the economic impact on our state.
2)   To examine the potential growth of the equine industry in South Carolina.
3)   Determine what barriers might be slowing the growth of the industry and see how these barriers can be reduced or eliminated.
4)   Compare our equine industry to other states in the Southeast.
5)   Should we encourage cooperation with surrounding states in regards to equine facilities?
6)   Examine any other issues that can benefit the growth of the thoroughbred equine industry in our state.

Comments and ideas are more than welcome!! Pass along to
Cary Frommer Sells in Ocala
SCTOBA member Cary Frommer headed a consignment at the Ocala Breeders’ Company April Sale that ran from April 20 through April 23. She sold 5 – a colt and 4 fillies. The fillies by Street Boss, Liam’s Map, Connect and Mohaymen and the colt by Empire Maker brought a total of $570,000. The Connect filly led the way bringing a final bid of $170,000. OBS will conduct one more 2-year-old sale in June.

Our mission is to promote the thoroughbred industry in our state and throughout the region. SCTOBA works to create awareness of the tremendous economic impact the thoroughbred industry has in South Carolina. Our organization is an advocate for the positive aspects of the thoroughbred business --breeding, training and racing. We also provide leadership and solutions to the challenges presented by the thoroughbred business.
Mr. Jack Sadler, President
 101 Ellenton Street SE
 Aiken, SC 29803