Aiken-trained Maximus Mischief, who is on the road to the Kentucky Derby, will make his 2019 racing debut on Saturday.
While Cary Frommer was sitting in her SUV on Tuesday morning, watching the horses from her stable gallop by on the Aiken Training Track, something a little bit unusual happened.
The construction of a new regulation-size polo arena recently was completed at the New Bridge Polo & Country Club in the New Bridge equestrian community northeast of Aiken.
The racing gods didn’t smile on the two Aiken-trained thoroughbreds that competed Friday in the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.
The 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will offer more than $30 million in purses and awards, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Churchill Downs in Kentucky.
The 27th Aiken Fall Steeplechase provided a new experience for John Cushman on Saturday at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
Put on a fancy hat, pack a picnic lunch and join the thousands of people who will be heading to the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
Nearly all of the horses scheduled to compete in the 27th Aiken Fall Steeplechase on Saturday are based in locations outside of this area, including Camden, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
A record 221 horses, including 51 from overseas, were pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Wednesday.
Horse lovers and Halloween lovers all will find something to enjoy at the 27th Aiken Fall Steeplechase, which is scheduled for Saturday at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
The World Equestrian Games are hoping to finish on a positive note after a dreadful first week that included the cancellations of two events, an organizational mistake that sent riders in the wrong direction at the start of a race and one horse being euthanized.
Saying she “gave it all I had,” Anne Campbell retired recently from the board of directors for Saratoga WarHorse, a nonprofit that provides military veterans with emotional issues the opportunity to interact and bond with former thoroughbred racehorses.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Before an on-site crowd of nearly 500 with more streaming the ceremonies on their home and work computers, Aiken’s Cot Campbell said he was “flabbergasted” to be inducted into thoroughbred racing’s Hall of Fame on a humid Friday morning as one of the sport’s “Pillars…
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old.
A son of an Aiken-Trained Horse of the Year is in the field for the 144th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
As Able Archer charged down the stretch for the third and final time, there wasn’t much doubt that the 6-year-old gelding was headed to victory in the $20,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup on Saturday.
Spectators at the 52nd Aiken Spring Steeplechase on Saturday might recognize some of the horses in the $20,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
A story written by a prominent local resident about Aiken and the Aiken Training Track appears in the March 17 edition of BloodHorse, a magazine that covers the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in this country and abroad.
Before the Sunday’s ceremony to honor the 2017 Aiken-Trained Horse of the Year, Tim Jones talked about his memories of the winner, Dickinson.
Thoroughbred racing fans attending the 76th edition of the Aiken Trials on Saturday might get to see last year’s winner of the City of Aiken Trophy compete in the race again at the Aiken Training Track.
In the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Aiken Trials, horses run on a dirt track in races that are only a quarter of a mile or 4 ½ furlongs in length.
USC Aiken's equestrian programs give students who ride a leg up on future careers while earning their degrees and continuing to compete in the sports they love.
A restaurant review on Yelp.com might best describe Aiken's Track Kitchen in the heart of the horse district:
Canada is known for maple syrup, ice hockey, Niagara Falls, poutine and the beauty of its lakes, rivers and mountains.
Whether you are longtime resident or a visitor to Aiken County in March, you are well aware this time of year is not a time for basketball bracket busting but a time to witness our high horse.
The Arkansas town of Batesville, known to some as hometown of former NASCAR driver Mark Martin, can also claim another well-known traveler – one who prefers to see the country at a much slower pace.
Dickinson joined an elite group Tuesday when the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum announced in a press release that she had been named the 2017 Aiken-trained Horse of the Year.
Princess Warrior, who spent time at the Aiken Training Track, is among the thoroughbreds that will be competing today and Saturday in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar in California.
If the National Steeplechase Association’s system to rank horses based on ability works the way it should, the $20,000 Budweiser Holiday Cup should be an exciting race.
Canada’s Triple Crown for 3-year-old thoroughbreds kicks off Sunday with the $1-million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine in the province of Ontario.
Four years after celebrating Palace Malice’s Belmont Stakes victory in New York, Aiken resident Jack Sadler was back in the Empire State on Saturday to enjoy Tapwrit’s triumph in the same race, which is the third leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming made himself right at home Tuesday in Stall 40 at Pimlico Race Course, munching on hay while his handlers scurried around him.
- DHEC declares hepatitis A outbreak after possible exposure at second Aiken restaurant
- Two employees robbed at gunpoint at LuLu's Express Car Wash in Aiken
- Former Aiken drugstore featured in the 'Green Book' served blacks, whites as equals
- Graniteville man charged in shooting incident in North Augusta
- Woodside home 'total loss' following fire Sunday morning
- Police investigating 'rumors' of possible threat to South Aiken High
- Willie Jewell's in Aiken closing this month, Aiken Fish House opening
- Former Aiken County Sheriff dies at 85
- North Augusta man's body found in burning vehicle in Augusta
- Midland Valley names new football coach
- Mardi Gras
- Aiken County Animal Shelter pets for adoption for Feb. 7
- Meybohm Raises a Toast to 2018
- Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, from Aiken local Leslee Peth
- Most Wanted by Aiken County Sheriff's Office: Feb. 6
- The Aiken Standard Career Expo
- Most Wanted by Aiken County Sheriff's Office: Feb. 13
- Cool, Colorful Saturday for Girl Scouts
- USC Aiken baseball vs. Shepherd, game two
- Pacer Bridge Walk