National Steeplechase Museum – Camden, South Carolina
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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.
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.
National Steeplechase Museum Info
Address: 200 Knights Hill Road, Camden, SC 29020
GPS Coordinates: 34.275481,-80.624042
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