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Horse racing in Camden

Updated: March 29, 2012, 4:07 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

"It was like racing used to be before we got that dear, dumb public to spend so much money and louse it up so greatly." -- Joe Palmer on Camden

CAMDEN, S.C. -- Visitors guided on their way by a sign proclaiming "Springdale Race Course, 1 mile" will find two old ovals sprawled in broad and open expanse along both sides of Knights Hill Road in the sleepy little southern town of Camden, South Carolina. It is here along this quiet route that a haven for horses was founded in 1928, and two ...

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