Hope Cooper, National Steeplechase Museum Honoree
"She is the rare person who just keeps giving," said of one of Springdale Race Course’s most dedicated during a reception to launch this year’s Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup in Camden, SC. Hired in 1988, she was an integral part of establishing College Park, making Springdale a year-round training center and building the sponsor mounds. Named Curator of the National Steeplechase Museum when it opened in 1998, she built the collections and raised plenty of funds before passing her Executive Director title over in 2014 prior to retiring in 2015 when she celebrated her 58th year at the Carolina Cup. Hope Cooper’s perspective will add greatly in her new role as a recently elected member of the Board of Directors.