South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The first stride to the finish line begins in South Carolina
During the time period between March 20 and April 19, three South Carolina training center graduates entered the winner’s circle following stakes races.
The Dubai World Cup was held on March 30. In a thrilling renewal of the $1.5 million Godolphin Mile-G1, Coal Front proved best. Coal Front earned his third straight group/graded stakes victory. He received his early lessons at Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables.
On the same day, Not About the Nail was a convincing winner of the Belle Gallentey S. at Aqueduct. She came seven wide into the stretch and took control outside the eighth pole. Not About the Nail was seven lengths clear at the wire. She is a graduate of Donna Freyer’s Custom Care Equine program.
In an all out finish, Regally Irish reached the wire first in the Bridgetown S. at Aqueduct on April 13. While weaving through some traffic, this three-year-old colt put his head in front with just a few jumps to go before the wire. He came up through Travis Durr’s program at the Webb Carroll Training Center.
Country House Wins the Derby!!!
As you all know by now, the official winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby is Country House. What many of you may not know is Country House spent the first half of 2018 at Travis Durr's Webb Carroll Training Center.
Country House arrived to St. Matthews, SC in January of his two-year-old year. When ready to begin a breezing schedule, Travis says, "The colt got better with every work. He was a late developing colt. The extra time really helped him." Durr shipped this son of Lookin At Lucky to Bill Mott's string in Saratoga in July.
While Country House improved with every breeze, he also has improved in every race reaching the pinnacle in the feature race at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May in his three-year-old year!
We congratulate Travis Durr and all of the crew at the Webb Carroll Training Center for the contributions they made to this colt's career!
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