Aiken’s Triple Crown continues with the Aiken Spring Steeplechase on Saturday

  • Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:01 a.m.

The Aiken Triple Crown continues Saturday with its middle jewel, the 47th renewal of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase at Ford Conger Field, providing spectators with an opportunity to see horse races over national fences.

The Aiken Spring Steeplechase meet will feature six races, five over national fences and one flat training race. The atmosphere associated with the race meet is one that’s readily embraced as it symbolizes the beginning of spring for many CSRA residents. Many attendees take advantage of the opportunity to make a fashion statement, sporting tasteful ensembles and eye-catching garments, helping to create an environment that makes the event a must-attend extravaganza.

Pacers and Polo, the final jewel in Aiken’s Triple Crown, will be held the following Saturday, March 23, at the Powderhouse Fields, and will feature a sport that has been part of Aiken’s rich equestrian tradition for more than 130 years. The opportunity to see high-level polo, in an inviting environment and competitive atmosphere, provides for an afternoon of family fun.

The proceeds from the match and event support the USC Aiken Pacer Club, the booster organization of the athletic department. The game’s free-flowing pace, majestic horses and skilled horsemen, should provide spectators with a chance to see polo at its very best.

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