Training Track Graduate News

BOURBON BAY adds black-type in the Damon Runyon

March 16th, 2020 by

BOURBON BAY (Bayern) graduated at Aqueduct in his second start as a 2 year old. Racing back in the Jerome going a mile on the dirt also at Aqueduct, he dead-heated for second. Getting underway at 3, he added black-type running third in the Gander S. at Aqueduct and today added a 3rd in the Damon Runyon.  BOURBON BAY was started at the Aiken Training Track and consigned at Fasig Tipton Gulfstream by Cary Frommer.
O-Bourbon Lane Stable (J. Hill, M. McMahon), Seidman Stables LLC and Lake Lonely Racing
B-Oak Bluff Stables, LLC & Christophe Clement (NY)
T-Mark A. Hennig.

TOY graduates at Laurel by 6 lengths MSW

February 22nd, 2020 by

Racing a mile and a sixteenth, TOY (Tapizar) ran in second early and then drew away to an easy win at a gallop – by 6 widening lengths. He was started by Cary Frommer at the Aiken Training Track and sold at Fasig Tipton Midlantic Two Year Old in Training Sale for $45,000. He is a Dark Hollow Farm homebred.

Legacy Stables MONTAUK TRAFFIC wins the Jimmy Winkfield Stakes

February 22nd, 2020 by

Three-year-old MONTAUK TRAFFIC (Cross Traffic) broke his maiden last out and followed that up earning his first black-type circling the field to win the MONTAUK TRAFFIC. He is owned by Chris Fountoukis and trained by  Linda Rice.

Concrete Rose Resumes Breezing Toward 2020 Return

February 19th, 2020 by
Twirling Candy filly is pointed toward the Jenny Wiley (G1T) at Keeneland Apr. 11.

Courtesy of the BloodHorse

By Byron King

At a midwinter stage in February when many Kentuckians are dreaming of warmer climates, trainer Rusty Arnold is in Florida, thinking about Kentucky.

Bluegrass native Arnold has the spring meet at Keeneland on his mind, training four high-class turf horses that are just now gearing up for 2020 returns. Leading the charge for his squad is millionaire Concrete Rose, a four-time stakes winner in 2019 who resumed breezing Feb. 17 at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida. The filly worked three furlongs on grass Sunday in :36 4/5 and is being pointed toward a start in the April 11 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at the Lexington oval.

The 4-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy , owned by Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing, is already proven at the grade 1 level, having won the Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes (G1T) last summer at 3. Other triumphs last year included the Edgewood Stakes Presented by Forcht Bank (G3T), the Florida Oaks (G3T), and the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks



February 18th, 2020 by

CONCRETE ROSE works 3 furlongs at Palm Meadows with ears pricked and under a hold


Mia Bea Star (3-Year-Old Filly) – Owned by Suzy Haslup – Breezes at Belmont for trainer David Donk.

February 17th, 2020 by

Date: February 16, 2020
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 37:25 Breezing
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 12/31
Photo shows her at the Aiken Training Track where she was trained by LEGACY

GSW KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN victorious in the Pelican S. for the 2nd time!

February 16th, 2020 by

GSW KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN was a runaway winner of the Pelican S. at Tampa last February and he won it again this year with an Equibase Speed figure of 105. Off in 2nd briefly he vied between horses and essentially wired the field. The 6-year-old horse is owned by the Curragh Stables and trained by John P. Terranova II. He was bred by H. Allen Poindexter. He was trained in Aiken and consigned and sold at OBS April to his owner for $75,000.

GSW STILL HAVING FUN adds G3 black-type in the General George

February 16th, 2020 by

G2 stakes winner of the Woody Stephens Belmont, and  Maryland Champion 3-year-old male and champion sprinter, STILL HAVING FUN (b.c., 2015, by Old Fashioned—Casual Kiss, by Dehere) added to his laurels with a 3rd in the General George G3. He is owned by Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing LLC and trained by Timothy L. Keefe. He was readied for racing by Cary Frommer at the Aiken Training Track.

POSIT sprints to wire to wire allowance win at Santa Anita

February 3rd, 2020 by

Sold for $200,000 at OBSApril, 3-year-old filly POSIT (Cairo Prince) broke her maiden sprinting at Golden Gate.  Running back in allowance company she wired the field to win her second race in a row. Making her second start back after some months off, she wired the field sprinting to a win at Santa Anita. POSIT is trained by Simon Callaghan for Reddam Racing LLC  and was bred by H. Allen Poindexter.

Come watch her handsome grey half brother by Dominus preparing for the OBS March sale at the Aiken Training Track.


Graduates of the Aiken Training Track Earn $5,634,932.00 in 2019

January 5th, 2020 by
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Aiken, S.C., January 3, 2020

The Aiken Training Track announces an outstanding year in 2019.

William Gutfarb, newly elected president of the track’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee, tallied the graduates’ year-end results shortly after the November-December 2019 results were posted on the track’s web site.

For the 12 months of 2019, “graduates earned $5,634,932.00 and the track produced 20 stakes winners and 25 stakes placed runners,” Gutfarb said. (more…)