Aiken Training Track Events

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE TRAINING TRACK

 

BREEZE DAYS!   – January and February 2023 

Aiken Training Track and The City of Aiken proudly invite members of the Aiken community to visit the track to watch young thoroughbreds learn to be racehorses.    Park your car near the Clockers’ Stand and enjoy the early morning scene at the Aiken Training Track.   Young horses come onto the track in groups of 2 and 3 and train the distance their trainers have chosen.  Trainers watch closely and time any breezes.

Drive to the horsemen’s gate at 724 Two Notch Road SE. 

We will offer coffee.  Events begin at 7:30am.

Four events are planned, we hope you can attend! 

January 11, 2023

January 25, 2023

February 8, 2023

February 22, 2023

See you there!

**Please use the horsemen’s gate at 724 Two Notch Road SE, and park near the Clockers’ Stand.  

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

2023 RIDE THE RAIL!  

Saturday, February 25th 2023.

12noon – 3pm

Experience the fun of riding on the historic Aiken Training Track on your horse.  Choose your own pace…walk, trot, canter or gallop!  Ride with friends or go out on your own.   Entry fee: $50 per trip.

Required of all riders:  Proof of negative Coggins test within 12 months; All riders must wear approved helmets and appropriate footwear; Riders must sign a waiver & juniors (under 14) must ride with an adult.  No colts, stallions, or ridglings.

Enter the outfield parking area on Two Notch Road, gate will be open!    Park your trailer, register, and then unload for your turn on the track!

 

Rain date: Sunday, February 26th.

 

 

 


BREAKFAST AT THE GALLOPS.  FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023

 

Breakfast at the Gallops

Watch Aiken’s Future Racing Stars Workout

 

Friday, March 17,2023

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Aiken Training Track

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.

 

More information: 

Breakfast at the Gallops is sponsored by Folly, Aiken County Farm Supply, Mosaic Racing Stable, Suzy Haslup – Meybohm Real Estate, Larlee Construction, The Willcox, The Aiken Horse and the Aiken Training Track.


SAVE THE DATE!

2023 AIKEN TRIALS!  

Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Click here for Online Ticket Sales!

 

More info here:  Aiken Trials 2023  


 

PAST EVENTS AT THE TRAINING TRACK

 

 


BEST OF THE WEST HORSE AUCTION – September 30 and October 1, 2022
A big, big success. This horse auction will return to the training track. Watch this Event Page for future dates.

If you missed the sale……. Here’s a link to preview and sale video:   Best of the West 2022 – Preview and Sale video

 


 

AIKEN TRIALS 2022 – SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022.

AIKEN TRIALS 2022 – SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022.

 

Congrats to all on a successful 2022 Aiken Trials!  See you in 2023 !

DATE AND TIME
Saturday, March 19, 2022
10 am to 5 pm

LOCATION
The Aiken Training Track
538 Two Notch Road, SE
Aiken, SC 29801

 


BREAKFAST AT THE GALLOP. FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022
Enjoy a light breakfast at the training track. Seasoned trainers will be available to answer questions about horse racing and training a youngster to race. A light breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. This year’s guest speaker is Caton Bredar, who has worked as a broadcaster and horse racing analyst for over 20 years.

Breakfast at the Gallops is sponsored by Folly, Aiken County Farm Supply, Mosaic Racing Stable, Suzy Haslup – Meybohm Real Estate, Larlee Construction, The Aiken Horse and the Aiken Training Track.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will support the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.


BACKSTRETCH EXPERIENCE – October 9, 2021
Always a popular, education event. Attendees learned a lot about horse racing and how the training
track operates.

BEST OF THE WEST HORSE AUCTION – October 1 and 2, 2021
A big, big success. This horse auction will return to the training track. Watch this Event Page for future dates.

RIDE THE RAIL – February 23, 2020.
Many riders saddled up for the experience of riding their horse on the famous Aiken Training Track.
This event returns in 2022. Date to be announced.
Click here to view some of the photos.