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National Steeplechase Museum

The National Steeplechase Museum in Camden is home to the Colonial and Carolina Cup trophies. Located on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course, it introduces visitors to the history of steeplechase racing in our country.

National Steeplechase Museum

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Steeplechasing derives its name from the practice of using church steeples in the countryside to mark the beginning and end of horse races. Jumping over hurdles also comes from the cross-country races that originated in Ireland and England in the 18th century, where riders and their horses would jump over fences and ditches.

Lonesome Glory Statue


Lonesome Glory was one of the most accomplished American steeplechasers in racing history. Born in 1988, Lonesome Glory dominated the steeplechase circuit in the 1990s, earning his owner, Kay Jeffords, over $1 million in race winnings. Retiring after the 1999 racing season, Lonesome Glory is now buried on the grounds of the National Steeplechase Museum.

Lonesome Glory

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National Steeplechase Museum Info


Address: 200 Knights Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020
GPS Coordinates: 34.275481,-80.624042
Website: http://www.steeplechasemuseum.org/

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5 Comments about National Steeplechase Museum

Frances Reese says:
September 1st, 2018 at 2:52 am

Thank You. I have the wax study for the sculpture if that would be something you would like for the museum the size is 36 x 36 x 14.

SCIWAY says:
August 31st, 2018 at 12:59 am

We agree, that would be a great touch, we will update these soon and thanks for letting us know!

Frances Reese says:
August 30th, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Hello. It would be nice to see the names of the sculptors who made Lonesome Glory’s statue. That would be William F. Reese and Walter Matia. Thank you. Frances Reese

SCIWAY says:
November 17th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Hi, Mary Jane. I recommend going to the link above the map and seeing if someone connected to the museum can provide you with a photo that might help you in your endeavor. Best of luck!

Mary Jane Fulcinit says:
November 14th, 2014 at 10:48 pm

I would like to do a painting from the Carolina Cup with intentions to submit it for the poster. I would like to use actual photo/photos from the race. Do you have photos I could work from? Thank you for any help you can provide. Mary Jane Fulciniti




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