Good Night Shirt wins Carolina Cup

Good Night Shirt is the champion of the 77th running of the $75,000 Carolina Cup Steeplechase.

Jockey Willy Dowling on Saturday won his seventh consecutive steeplechase aboard the two-time defending Eclipse Award champion.

Good Night Shirt caught up with Preemptive Strike, who led the first 13 of the 14 fences.

He then went to the outside of the race leader as the pair jumped the final fence two abreast. Good Night Shirt would go on to hold off the 11-year-old Preemptive Strike by two lengths at the wire.

The final time over the rain-softened course was 4:36 1/5.

Rain poured on the thousands that gathered at Springdale Race Course for the races.