Category: Thoroughbred Racing

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…

Thirty-Five Horses in Aiken Trials, 2016 Edition

The Aiken Trials, Aiken’s day of racing for young Thoroughbreds, will have 35 entrants and six full races this year. This will include three races for 2-year-old maidens, two for 3-year-old maidens, and the featured City of Aiken Trophy for winners,…

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…

Aiken Racing This Weekend

Aiken Trained Horse of the Year Palace Malice and Hall of Fame inductee Demonstrative

Organizers of the Aiken Trials are hoping the weather is going to clear up on Saturday before the 1 pm carriage parade and 2 pm post time of the first race. The Aiken Trials are a day of racing for fledgling racehorses…

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…

Aiken Horse Events Feb 9-16

Horse in field

Aiken Horse Events: Upcoming equestrian events in Aiken for February 9-16 William Fox-Pitt Clinic at Stable View Tuesday 9-6; Wednesday 8-5. Reservations are required for auditors; space is limited. A DVD of the clinic will be for sale from Stable…

PALACE MALICE TO TRAIN

Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice has arrived back in Aiken and is scheduled to train on the Aiken Training Track at 8:30 a.m. beginning November 24, it was announced by Cot Campbell, Dogwood Stable President. “He will be in Aiken for…

Palace Malice Goes back to Work

Palace Malice at The Aiken Training Track

Palace Malice, winner of the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile, and three other graded stakes in 2014,  is ready to go back in training immediately, after an extensive veterinary examination declared him to be sound and fully recovered from the bone…

THOROUGHBRED CHAMPION CIGAR DIES FOLLOWING SURGERY

Cigar in the pasture

The following is a news release from the Kentucky Horse Park: Kentucky Horse Park Mourns Loss of Incomparable, Invincible, ‘Unbeatable’ Horse  LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2014) – Thoroughbred champion Cigar died last evening, Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Rood and Riddle Equine…

Palace Malice Half Interest Sold to Three Chimneys and Will Possibly Race in 2015

    Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm in Lexington, KY, have announced the sale of 50 percent of Palace Malice to Three Chimneys, in a scenario that may see the Belmont Stakes/Metropolitan Mile winner go back in training for…