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Backstretch Experience

February 9, 2019

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, Backstretch Experience can get you 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. You will be close to the horses, trainers and exercise riders, so bring your camera! After horses train, Brad Stauffer, Head Trainer of Legacy Stable, will talk about the equipment used in training, the diet of a racehorse, conformation, track composition and more. There will also be a question and answer period.

This program is for participants ages 12 (with an adult) and up. Space is limited. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Meet at the Rye Patch parking lot, 100 Berrie Road, at 8:45 a.m. Subsequently, transported to the Aiken Training Track by mini-bus.

$30 per person. While, registration and payment may be done at the H. O. Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd. Aiken, SC.

Rain date: February 16.

Finally, for more information call 803-643-2121 or 803-642-7631 or email halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

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