Graduates of the Aiken Training Track Earn $5,634,932.00 in 2019
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.
The members of Board of Directors and the dedicated staff at the historic training track send congratulations to all the connections of the horses who trained in Aiken and then won at race tracks across the country in 2019. We like to say “TRAIN HERE, WIN ANYWHERE.”
The training track’s winter training season is underway and the track has never looked better. With new leadership amongst the track’s Board of Directors in 2019, the maintenance of the track is a top priority.
Jim Rhodes, who manages the Equine Rescue in Aiken and, with his wife Debbie, owns and races horses, tirelessly runs his equipment over the track’s surface. A member of the track’s Board of Directors, Rhodes chairs the track’s maintenance effort with an eye for excellence. He makes the two tracks’ surfaces as perfect as possible. . (Aiken Training Track offers a mile long track and a 5/8 mile track.)
Crisp mornings and an excellent track surface are building the youngsters’ foundation for winning in 2020.
Board Chairman, Chad Ingram initiated a special incentive program in 2019-2020 for trainers newly coming to Aiken. The incentive program is summarized in the slogan “Train for 4 months, pay for 3.” Please visit this page for more details.
TOP 2019 GRADUATES
At two, she broke her maiden in her first out and stepping up into stakes company, she won the Grade 2 JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes. The filly is owned by Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing, LLC and is trained by Rusty Arnold. She has earned $1,218,650.
CONCRETE ROSE was consigned by White Pines (Justin Wojczynski) at the Fasig Tipton Midlantic Two Year Old Sale. CONCRETE ROSE was started and trained in Aiken by Cary Frommer. The outstanding filly will be honored as the 2020 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year on March 15th.
CITY BOY has won 3 races and earned just under $400,000. He is trained at Woodbine and in Aiken by Mike Keogh.
The Aiken Training Track website tracks graduate news and race results.