Mr. Fenwick will discuss his success in the Grand National Steeplechase and the Maryland Hunt Cup as well as great steeplechase horses he has known. He will speak at 2 pm and once more at 3:30 pm. There will also be a question and answer period at the conclusion of each talk. Fenwick has had a stellar career as a steeplechase rider and trainer. In addition to his wins in the Grand National Steeplechase, Fenwick also won the Maryland Hunt Cup 5 times, Virginia Gold Cup 3 times, My Lady’s Manor 3 times and won the English Grand National in 1980 on Ben Nevis. Fenwick was the trainer of Dogwood Stable’s Inlander, winner of the 1987 Eclipse Award for Dogwood Stable as Champion Steeplechase horse. Inlander’s biggest victory came in the Colonial Cup. Fenwick has been the Director, Vice-President President and is currently on Board of Directors of the National Steeplechase Association in Maryland. He was named to the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984. The cost is $25 per person for each presentation. Tickets are limited for each talk and may be purchased at the Odell Weeks Center, located at 1700 Whiskey Road.
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Hopelands Gardens off of Whiskey Rd. and is open Tuesdays – Sunday from 2 – 5 pm. For more information, call 642-7631 or visit http://www.aikenracinghalloffame.com.