Category: Aiken Press Releases

Jockey Silks Design Contest to Celebrate the 75th Running of the Aiken Trials

Contact: City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism P. O. Box 1177 Aiken, SC 29802 Phone: 803-643-2121 FAX: 803-642-7639 E-Mail: halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov Website: www.aikenracinghalloffame.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 17, 2017 The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame along with the…

Sarah Eakin to Launch First Novel at The Willcox – Tuesday, July 26

Sarah Eakin, an international author, journalist, PR consultant and former Aiken resident, will launch her debut novel “Wed, White and Blue” at The Willcox from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday July 26. There will be a cash bar in the world-renowned hotel’s lobby. Sarah,…

Backstretch Tour: A Behind the Scenes Tour of the Aiken Training Track

Have you ever wanted to experience what it would be like on the backstretch at the Aiken Training Track?  Now you can discover the magic of training Thoroughbred racehorses with a behind the scenes tour!  The Aiken Training Track and…

Author of Secretariat’s Meadow to appear at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

Kate Chenery Tweedy, co-author of “Secretariat’s Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend” will speak about Secretariat and hold a book signing at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum on Friday, March 18 at beginning at 5:30 pm.  Copies…

Docent Trainings at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame

Pete Bostwick steeplechaser Oedipus

If you love Thoroughbreds, history and Aiken, here is your chance to share that love by becoming a docent at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, which runs…

Palace Malice Leaves Aiken

Palace Malice Training

After almost three months in winter quarters in Dogwood Stable’s Aiken, South Carolina barn, Palace Malice leaves Thursday night and will arrive with his trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Beach Downs Friday morning. The five-year-old son of Curlin-Palace Rumor, now owned jointly by Three…

Wesley Bryan Joins Team USPA

Wesley Bryan

Wesley Bryan, 17, has been named to Team USPA, a mentoring and training program run by the United States Polo Association. Wesley, who plays in Aiken during the season, has been a dedicated polo player since he was a small…

The February-March Issue is Out!

February-March 2015 Cover

The February-March 2015 issue is out this weekend: about 1,000 copies have already been distributed and the remainder will start to hit the streets on Monday afternoon. Our February-March issue features the 99th annual Aiken Horse Show in the Woods,…

Aiken High Performance Supporters Day

Event riders on the USEF High Performance Training lists have already been hard at work in coaching sessions out at Stable View Farm in Aiken. Auditors are invited to come and watch these sessions, which provide an unequaled opportunity to see…

16th Annual Antiques in the Heart of Aiken

At the Aiken Center for the Arts Mark your calendars for the 16th annual Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Show & Sale in charming downtown Aiken. Beginning with the “Collectors & Cocktails” Preview Party on Thursday, February 5th and…