A Rich Racing Heritage

Our beneficial climate and turf conditions have made Camden thoroughbred horse country since the late 1700s, and a racing center since the early 1800s. Over the years, many outstanding stake horses have hit their stride at the Camden Training Center.  A few of our most notable graduates:

  • Jazil: 2006 Belmont Stakes
  • Action This Day: 2003 Breeders Cup Juvenile
  • Secret Status: 2000 Kentucky Oaks
  • Go For Wand: 1996 Hall of Fame
  • Ambassador of Luck: 1983 Eclipse Award Older Female
  • Forego: 1979 Hall of Fame
  • Coastal: 1979 Belmont Stakes
  • Ruffian: 1976 Hall of Fame
  • Damascus: 1974 Hall of Fame
  • Hoist the Flag: 1970 Two Year Old Champion
  • Tom Fool: 1960 Hall of Fame
  • Battleship: 1934 & 1938, Only North American Dual Winner of Grand National in America and England

Visit our Results page for a list of recent Stakes and First Place winners

Our Current Owner, Stuart Grant

Stuart Grant is anything but a passive owner.  His stable, The Elkstone Group, has developed dozens of thoroughbreds at Camden Training Center over the years. A successful breeder, Stuart gained recent media attention for breeding a top-tier 2016 Kentucky Derby contender, Mor Spirit.

Excerpt from an article published by theracingbiz.com, 2/17/16:

–  By Linda Dougherty

When Pennsylvania-bred Mor Spirit came from just off the pace to win the Gr. 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita on February 6, thus stamping himself a top-tier Kentucky Derby contender, there was no one more excited about his success than his breeder, Delaware-based attorney Stuart Grant. Grant, who breeds under the name of The Elkstone Group, LLC, has produced some talented stakes winners in the past, but Mor Spirit may be something special.

“It would be nice to still own him, but breeding a horse like this is why we’re all in the game,” said Grant, who has been one of Pennsylvania’s top breeders the last four years. Among the horses he’s bred and/or owned are graded stakes winner Edge of Reality ($552,160), as well as stakes winners Kiss the Daddy ($359,220), Balk ($140,063) and Officer Alex ($251,880).

Click here to read the full story on theracingbiz.com