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 the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame are partnering to offer this exciting experience! The tour will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9 am – 11 am. (The rain date is Saturday, April 23).
The tour begins with watching horses out on the track for their morning training before going back to Legacy Stable. You will be close to the horses, trainers and exercise riders, so bring your camera! After watching the horses train, Brad Stauffer, the President of the Aiken Training Track and the Head Trainer of Legacy Stable, will talk about the equipment used in training, the diet of a racehorse, conformation, the composition of the track and more! There will also be a question and answer period.