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Backstretch Experience

December 8, 2018

Get the Backstretch Experience as the heavy breathing and thunder of hooves is an experience like no other. Racehorses have been training at the historic Aiken Training Track since 1942. Now, get a behind the scenes look at these young equine athletes before they leave to race at tracks all over the United States.

Watch horses on the track for their morning training before going back to Legacy Stable. Get close to the horses, trainers and exercise riders, so bring a camera! After horses train, Brad Stauffer, Head Trainer of Legacy Stable, talks about the equipment used in training, the diet of a racehorse, conformation, track composition and more. Also, there will also be a question and answer period.

This program is for participants ages 12 (with an adult) and up. Furthermore, space is limited. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Meet at the Rye Patch parking lot, 100 Berrie Road, at 8:45 a.m. A mini-bus will transport participants to the Aiken Training Track.

Registration and payment may be done at the H. O. Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd. Aiken, SC. Finally, for more information call 803-643-2121 or 803-642-7631 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

Also, rain date is Dec. 15. Cost is $30 per person.

9:00 am - 11:30 am
Rye Patch
100 Berrie Rd
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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