Tickets are now on sale for the annual “Breakfast at the Gallops.
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. Those in attendance should enter the Two Notch Road entrance that is closet to Audubon Drive. Vehicles must stop for all horses. Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m.
Tickets for “Breakfast at the Gallops” are now on sale and are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Space is limited and tickets are available for purchase at the following locations: Aiken Training Track Office, Odell Weeks Center, Aiken Visitors Center & Train Museum (406 Park Avenue SE), Folly (downtown Aiken) and Meybohm Realty (downtown Aiken). Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.aikentrainingtrack.com or http://www.aikenracinghalloffame.com/Special_Events.html. There are no refunds.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Hopelands Gardens at 135 Dupree Place (off Whiskey Road) and and celebrates Aiken‘s contributions to equestrian sports. The Racing Hall of Fame is open September – May, Tuesdays – Fridays from 2 – 5 pm, Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 2 – 5 pm and June – August, Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday from 2 – 5 pm, weather permitting.