Sunday was a productive day for jockey Paddy Young, who rode a pair of winners in the four main races at the 20th Charleston Cup Steeplechase event held at Stono Ferry.

Young guided Jamarjo to victory in the $25,000 feature Charleston Cup race moments after riding Royal Bench to first in the $15,000 South Carolina Jockey Cup.

“I’ve been lucky today,” the native of Ireland said. The two wins gave him 15 for the season, tied with Darren Nagle for first place in the National Steeplechase Association standings. Nagle also claimed a victory Sunday in the $15,000 Lowcountry Cup.

Race director Karl McMillan estimated that 15,000 came out to indulge in the racing, food and fashion shows that are part of the steeplechase circuit.

The Charleston Cup was the next-to-last event on the National Steeplechase Association’s fall schedule. The final event is the Colonial Cup that will be raced Nov. 23 in Camden.

“I thought this would be the toughest race to date he would have tackled. He was carrying a lot of weight (156 pounds),” Young said of Jamarjo’s four-length victory over Cognashene, ridden by Martin Rohan. Jamarjo won the 2¼-mile race over National Fences in a time of 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

“You’re always hopeful,” Young added. “He’s been on the go all year. I didn’t know it was one race too many for him. Thankfully it wasn’t. It worked out great for him.”

Jamarjo is owned by Irvin S. Naylor and trained by Young’s wife, Leslie F. Young.

Young said he wife found the horse in England and brought it over to the U.S. He won a flat race with the horse earlier this season and has now won twice in steeplechase races. It was Jamarjo’s last race until spring when the horse moves up to novice stakes races. The win was worth $15,000 for Jamarjo’s owner.

Young said Jamarjo was a nervous horse and they have worked hard to get him relaxed. They brought the horse to Stono Ferry on Friday night in order to acclimate him to his new surroundings.

Young’s victory on Royal Bench in the South Carolina Jockey Club Cup was worth $9,000. Royal Bench finished 1¾ lengths ahead of Top Striker, ridden by Willie McCarthy. Royal Bench finished in a time of 4:30.

Nagle rode El Season to a three-length victory over EZ Mac in the Lowcountry Cup, a win also worth $9,000. El Season finished in a time of 4:20.

Wait Outside, ridden by Sean Flanagan, scored a two-length victory over Alfarabi in the Sea Island Cup, worth $6,000. Wait Outside’s winning time was 4:29 4/5.

Charleston Cup

Sunday’s results

Sea Island Cup

(2¼ miles over National Fences, $10,000 purse)

Horse, owner, jockey

1. Wait Outside, Kingfisher Farm, Sean Flanagan

2. Alfarabi, Bon Nouvel Chasers, Roddy Mackenzie

3. Complete Dyno, Why Not Racing, Richard Boucher

Lowcountry Cup

(2¼ miles over National Fences, $15,000 purse)

1. El Season, William L. Pape, Darren Nagle

2. EZ Mac, Mark Buyck Jr., Willie McCarthy

3. General Partner, Johnny Eason, Bernard Dalton

South Carolina Jockey Club Cup

(2¼ miles over National Fences, $15,000 purse)

1. Royal Bench (IRE), Merriefield Farm, Paddy Young

2. Top Striker, Mrs. George M. Sensor, Willie McCarthy

3. Artie’s Jasper, Never Better Stables, Paddy Young

Charleston Cup

(2¼ miles over National Fences, $25,000 purse)

1. Jamarjo (IRE), Irvin S. Naylor, Paddy Young

2. Cognashene, Virginia’s Friendship Farm, Martin Rohan

3. Dugan, William L. Pape, Darren Nagle

New Ascot Cup

1½ miles on flat course

1. Echo Bob (IRE), Armata Stables, Eve Ledyard

2. David Jack (GB), Gregory D. Hawkins, Bernard Dalton

3. Codrington College (IRE), Hudson River Farms, Darren Nagle