1. Hall of Fame Trainer MacKenzie Todd Miller passes away at age 89. Known as "The Gentlemen Trainer from Morgan Street," he conditioned four champions and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1987. He trained Sea Hero, the winner of the 1993 Kentucky Derby, and the last horse to train over the Aiken Training Track to win the Run for the Roses. He first came to Aiken to train in the winter of 1958-59. 2. Aiken resident Julio Arellano is part of the Crab Orchard roster that wins all three 26-goal United States Polo Association tournaments. Arellano is the highest rated U.S. player at 9 goals. Crab Orchard captured the U.S. Open, the USPA Gold Cup and the C.V. Whitney. 3. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, owner of Darley and Godolphin racing, purchases 358-acres in Montmorenci with the intention of building a training facility in the Aiken area. 4. Eventer Phillip Dutton wins the United States Eventing Association Rider of the Year Award for the 11th consecutive time and 12th time overall. 5. Aiken contingent at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The area had a presence in eventing, para-dressage and the four-in-hand driving competitions. 6. Aikenite excites community. The community rallies around Dogwood Stable's colt who carries the same name as the city. Aikenite would start in the Preakness and the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Please see HORSE, page 3B 7. Shawna Harding and Come On III continue their dominance as they move toward their objectives a birth on the United States Dressage Team for the 2011 Pan American Games and 2012 Olympics. 8. Strong fall polo season. The Aiken Polo Club hosts five USPA tournaments and 302 Polo four. A strong representation of Team USPA players could be found playing in tournaments throughout the spring and fall. Barrington becomes the second team in the history of the Monty Waterbury Cup, with their roster intact, to repeat as champions. 9. Shelly Temple wins the United States Equestrian Federation Single Pony Driving division at the Laurels of Landhope International Combined Driving Event. 10. The 1992 Eclipse Award winning Older Male and Aiken Thoroughbred Hall of Fame and Museum member Pleasant Tap dies. Contact Ben Baugh at bbaugh@aikenstandard.com.