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The Aiken Trials

Begun in 1942 as a way to give young horses in training the enlightening opportunity to experience every aspect of live racing, the Aiken Trials has become a time honored tradition as the first leg of Aiken’s Triple Crown events,…

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…

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,…

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…

Aiken Triple Crown Starts This Weekend

According to the regular calendar, it won’t be spring for another week. But according to the Aiken horse calendar, spring starts on Saturday, March 15 with the 72nd running of the Aiken Trials at the Aiken Training Track. The Aiken…

Throwback Thursday: Aiken Trials

The year was 1989. The first race of the Aiken Trials that year was the Coward Trophy for Two-Year-Old Colts and Geldings. There were four entries in the quarter mile race. The winner, pictured here, was Who’s Dancin, a grey…