Historic Stable and Barn Experience to be Held on January 21

Historic Stable and Barn Experience to be Held on January 21

Historic Stable and Barn Experience to be Held on January 21

Walk in the hoof prints of racing immortals like Kelso, Swale, Pleasant Colony, Tom Fool, Gallorette, Shuvee and many more! See the locations of the most iconic racing stables have trained their horses in Aiken.  Claiborne, Greentree Stable, Rokeby Stable, Dogwood Stable, Buckland Farm, Bohemia Stable have all trained at the historic Aiken Training Track.

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, January 21, 2017 (rain date January 28).  Each tour is from

9:00 am – 11:15 am.

The tour begins at Legacy Stable, the former location of the William Post & Sons public stables and from there participants will visit the former stables of Ogden Phipps, Claiborne, Buckland Farm, Buddy Raines, Greentree, Dogwood, Cragwood, Rokeby, Stonerside and Darley.  You will be close to the horses, trainers and exercise riders, so bring your camera!

The cost of the tour is $25 per person and space is limited.  The registration deadline is Thursday, January 19.  Registration and payment may be done at the H. O. Weeks Center, located at 1700 Whiskey Rd. across from Zaxby’s.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.  Those taking part in the tour should meet at the Rye Patch parking lot, 100 Berrie Road, at 8:45 am and will be transported to the Aiken Training Track by mini-bus.

For more information call 803-643-2121 or 803-642-7631 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov

The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Hopelands Garden at Whiskey Road and Dupree Place and celebrates Aiken‘s contributions to equestrian sports.  The Racing Hall of Fame is open September – May, Tuesday – Friday & Sunday from 2 – 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm, weather permitting.   Summer hours are Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays 2 - 5 pm during the months of June, July and August.

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