Thoroughbred racing and horse enthusiasts have a chance to purchase a keepsake today, with the proceeds going toward renovations of the courtyard stall educational exhibits at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.


A Stall Sale will be held today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Consumers won’t have the opportunity to go walking through a center aisle barn or along a shedrow, but the yard sale will be held indoors, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The proceeds from the Stall Sale will go toward renovations for the two stalls in the Hall of Fame courtyard, said Lisa Hall, Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum programs supervisor. The stall exhibits will feature displays on the history of the Aiken Training Track, the late W.C. “Mike” Freeman’s training career and on the Thoroughbred racehorse itself.


There will be a number of items available for purchase, including equestrian-related books, postcards, prints, collectible hat/lapel pins, Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame license plates, key chains, Upcycled Sacks products, photos by Barry Bornstein, note cards, Palace Malice T-shirts, DVDs and electronics.


Those interested in making donations to the yard sale may call 803-642-7650 or visit the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame’s website at aikenracinghalloffame.com.


Ben Baugh has been covering the equine industry and equestrian sport for the Aiken Standard since 2004. Among the awards Baugh has won include the 2003 Raleigh Burroughs Award as the turf writer making the most impact on the Florida Thoroughbred Industry.