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Backstretch Experience

April 13, 2019

The heavy breathing and thunder of hooves is an adventure like no other at the Backstretch Experience. Racehorses have been training at the historic Aiken Training Track since 1942. So, now get a behind the scenes look at these young equine athletes before they leave to race at tracks all over the U.S.

Watch horses on the track for their morning training before going back to Legacy Stable. Be 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. Attend a question and answer period.

This program is for participants ages 12 (with an adult) and up. While, space is limited. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

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

Rain date: April 20.

$30 per person. Register and pay at the H. O. Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd. Aiken, SC.

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

Location:
Rye Patch
100 Berrie Rd
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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