HOLLYWOOD — Tizsilk, a 6-year-old gelding ridden by Danielle Hodsdon, beat Air Maggy to the finish line by a nose Sunday to win the feature race in the 18th Charleston Cup held at the Plantation at Stono Ferry. Wild for Gold was third.
The Charleston Cup began in 1986 to market real estate and continued until 2003. Steeplechase enthusiasts decided to revive the event in August.
Tizsilk, owned by Mrs. Thomas Voss and trained by Thomas Voss, earned $12,000 from the $20,000 purse, finishing the 2¼-mile race over 11 jumps in a time of 4:09. Air Maggy, owned by Magalen O. Bryant and ridden by Brian Crowley, won $3,600. Wild for Gold, owned by Eugene E. Weymouth and ridden by Bernard Dalton, won $2,000.
Tizsilk won the Sandhills Cup, an allowance hurdle held in Raeford, N.C., in April and most recently won a flat race at Delaware Park in September.
Southern Admiral, born 35 miles away from Stono Ferry, won his maiden steeplechase event, a $10,000 claiming hurdle that started the day’s activities. Southern Admiral, owned by Robin Hanson and ridden by Mark Watts, had a winning margin of 4¾ lengths over Primero Peru and finished in 4:16. The victory was worth $6,000.
Enchanted Circle, ridden by Bernard Dalton and owned by Magalen O. Bryant, captured the $15,000 second race by 7¼ lengths over Double Doors. Enchanted Circle earned $9,000.
Dalton also picked up another win as a jockey, riding Cat Feathers to a 7¼-length victory over Home Grown Lass in a $10,000 claiming hurdle that was the final race of the day. Home Grown Lass, owned by Kate Dalton, won $6,000.