Aiken Training Track
538 Two Notch Road
Aiken SC, 29801
$20 in advance
$25 at the gate
This will be an opportunity to observe juveniles who are preparing to go to the races and older campaigners, work before leaving to go to the racetrack. Local trainer trainers will be on hand to talk to participants about the various training methods used to train Aiken’s equine athletes.
A light breakfast will be served. Those in attendance should enter the Two Notch Road entrance that is closest to Audubon Drive. Vehicles must stop for all horses.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.
Tickets can be purchased at the H. Odell Weeks Center (1700 Whiskey Road), Folly (116 Laurens Street NW), Meybohm Real Estate (142 Laurens Street NW), Aiken Training Track Office (538 Two Notch Road SE), the Aiken Visitors Center & Train Museum (406 Park Avenue SE) or the Aiken County Visitors Center (133 Laurens St NW).
This year’s guest speaker is Acacia Courtney Clement. She is a TV host, analyst, and reporter for the New York Racing Association. She also hosts America's Day at the Races and is a paddock reporter for Saratoga Live, both available on FOX Sports.
A native of Connecticut, Acacia began riding at the age of eight and trained in the hunter-jumper and dressage disciplines. In 2011, she founded the 501(c) (3) nonprofit Racing for Home, Inc., which she runs with her mother, Sherrie Courtney. Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Racing for Home is dedicated to retraining and re-homing Off-Track Thoroughbreds for new careers after the track. Acacia is married to Miguel Clement, assistant trainer to his father, Christophe Clement.