Our new Media Guide provides you with the necessary information to help your day at the races go as smoothly as possible. The Carolina Cup Racing Association relies on the Carolina Cup and the Colonial Cup race days to fulfill its mission of operating Springdale Race Course as both an equestrian and tourism center. Springdale Race Course, in addition to hosting the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup race days, is home to a 600 acre, year-round, European style Thoroughbred racehorse training facility.
The training and preparation for steeplechase and flat race horses is an ongoing effort. We encourage you to come and visit Springdale Race Course throughout the year. We are happy to make the necessary arrangements for interviews with jockeys and trainers, and for photographing horses, the race course, training barns or morning gallops. Stock photographs are also available upon request.
A Media tent located near the Paddock is available to all credentialed press on both race days.
Please send your written request for Media/Press Credentials via mail, fax, or email to:
Teri Leigh Teed
Carolina Cup Racing Association
P. O. Box 280
Camden, SC 29020
Upon approval of your request, a Release of Rights form is sent to you. All Media/Press participants must sign and return a Release of Rights form prior to race day. NOTE: No media/press credentials are issued until a signed Release of Rights form is received by our office.
Held on each race day in the Paddock prior to the first race, for all Field Press. If you are approved for a Field Press credential, you must attend this meeting before you will be allowed on the race course. Catherine French, our Track Photographer, and a Track Official, will explain the rules and regulations of photographing on the race course during a race, and they will escort you onto the course prior to each race. Safety is our main concern – for our equine and human participants, as well as our spectators.
For information on area hotels, dining, directions and much more, please see our Visitor's Guide page.