What’s New for the 80th Carolina Cup

February 9, 2012

CAMDEN, SC – The 80th Annual Carolina Cup Steeplechase Race is set for Saturday, March 31st at the Springdale Race Course in historic Camden, SC. And, the folks at The Carolina Cup Racing Association have big plans to commemorate the historic event.

  • Robert Ariail Artwork – Internationally-known cartoonist, Robert Ariail hasbeen commissioned for a poster-sized cartoon to mark the 80thAnniversary. Prints will be on-sale on race day and leading up to TheCup.
  • Live Beach Music – Before the races begin, Billy Scott and the Party Prophets,will perform live in front of the Grandstand. The band, known for theirhit “I Got the Fever,” will also be on hand throughout the afternoon tosign autographs.
  • Fashion Show – As a prelude to the spring styles that will be on display at The Cup, on February 29th, the University of South Carolina Fashion Board is hosting a new fashion show at the Russell House Ball Room on USC’sColumbia Campus. Sponsors, including Lilly Pulitzer, will wow some ofthe students who will be looking to don new digs at the steeplechase races.
  • Ticket and a Tee – This year, the CCRA is running a “Ticket and a Tee” promotion. For $50 you get a 2012 Carolina Cup poster tee shirt anda general admission ticket. The special runs until Saturday, March 17thand will save race goers $20. Click here for information about parking,tickets and 80th Anniversary promotional gear.

About the Carolina Cup Racing Association
The Carolina Cup Racing Association, a non-profit organization,relies on the Carolina Cup and the Colonial Cup races to fulfill itsmission of operating Springdale Race Course as both an equestrian andtourism center. Springdale Race Course, owned by the state of SouthCarolina, is a world-renowned, 600-acre European style Thoroughbredracehorse training center that operates year-round and is home to Hallof Fame trainers Jonathan Sheppard and Janet Elliot. Famous equineresidents have included Flat Top, Storm Cat, Forever Together, Zacchioand Ruffian. Learn more at www.carolina-cup.org

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