Aiken Trials horse races are Saturday

...The first leg of the Aiken Triple Crown ? the 72nd running of the Aiken Trials ? is Saturday, March 15, at the Aiken Training Track, 538 Two Notch Road.The Trials started in 1942 as a way to let the young horses being trained in Aiken stretch...

Rowing, horse racing and boxing events on calendar

...showcases locally trained horses before they are shipped to racetracks around the country.Six races are scheduled at Aiken Training Track. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the first race is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate.A six-bout event...

Pacers and Polo ends Triple Crown but starts season

...Located in the heart of Aiken's historic horse district, the field is surrounded by horses and barns of the Aiken Training Track on one side and beautiful historic homes on another, she said. The spot is a picturesque one for picnics and...

Thousands descend on Aiken for running of trials

Thousands clung tight to the white fences of the Aiken Training Track on Saturday, hoping to catch a glimpse of horse racing's next big star during the 72nd running of the Aiken Trials.More than...

Top racehorses train in Aiken

...fans lean on the rail at the Aiken Training Track each winter, watching and...in the Kentucky Derby. Two Aiken Training Track mainstays, trainer Ron Stevens...Awards during the 1940s. The Aiken Training Track was established in 1941 under...

Top horse trainer sells local facility

...Sea Hero and a fixture at the Aiken Training Track for more than 30 years, has...facility, adjacent to the Aiken Training Track, consists of a 33-stall...Stevens, president of the Aiken Training Track, currently is training 12...

Five questions with Jeffrey Minton

Jeffrey Minton is the executive director of the Aiken Training Track. 1. What are your duties as director of the training...better shape." 5. What are your goals for the Aiken Training Track? "Short-term, my goal is to fill every stall...

Aiken Trials show power of two

...61st running of the Aiken Trials Saturday at the Aiken Training Track will showcase some of the most promising two-year-old...post time for the first race will be 2 p.m. Aiken Training Track president Ron Stevens has seven horses entered...

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Visitors can experience history with tour

...thoroughbred hooves on the soft sandy soil of the Aiken Training Track is a sign the equestrian tradition of the Winter...The Aiken Trials still are held every year at the Aiken Training Track, which was built in 1941, and the tradition of...

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Horse industry profits

...matches and the sound of hoofbeats pounding around the Aiken Training Track -- the signs are everywhere, and they are as unmistakable...much of a dropoff, said Ron Stevens, president of Aiken Training Track. "We're expecting 300 (horses) to train here...