For years the Aiken Steeplechase has been supported by many families as an annual tradition of tailgating, socializing with friends and best of all, watching magnificent horses.

What a shame that the decision to raise the cost of tickets by over 100 percent has served to end this tradition for some. It has simply become unaffordable for those with multiple family members. What can the reason be for this huge rise in ticket price?

Many thanks go to the Aiken Trials for keeping their prices affordable for all.

Sandra Herrick