Aiken Training Track Cuts Usage Fees 50 Percent To Help Trainers Impacted By COVID-19

The Executive Committee of the Aiken Training Track worked quickly on Monday afternoon, March 30, 2020, to cut in half the track’s usage fee for horses training on the mile and/or 5/8 mile track offered at the historic grounds. The monthly track usage fee of $200.00 per horse has been dropped to $100.00 per horse, […]

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Equine Rescue of Aiken Helps Horses And Animal Control Officers

Founded in 2006, the Equine Rescue of Aiken is a sanctuary for horses that has placed more than 900 equines into new homes. The horses, which mainly come from the Aiken community, could be retired racehorses or they may have come from abuse and neglect situations; the organization has between 60 and 65 horses in […]

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Some 200 Horses Seek Refuge From Hurricane Florence In Aiken

Farms near Aiken, S.C. have taken in roughly 200 horses from the coastal Carolinas in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. The Blood-Horse reported the refugees are mostly show horses and polo ponies seeking shelter ahead of the storm. Aiken is far enough inland it doesn’t often experience significant damage from storms, according to Dogwood Stable’s Jack […]

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Dickinson Voted 2017 Aiken-Trained Horse Of The Year

Grade 1 winner Dickinson was honored as the 2017 Aiken-trained Horse of the Year on Sunday, according to The 6-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was trained in Aiken from the fall of 2013 through the following May by Tim Jones. “She was a little high-strung, but she did everything that we asked of her and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Choosing To Work For The Horse

When Dr. Doris Tummillo purchased acreage in Aiken, S.C., she initially thought of the farm as a place to get away from the stresses of her job as a physician in nearby Augusta, Ga., and maybe dabble in farming hay and livestock. Little did she know she would ultimately be inspired to build a training […]

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Florida-Bound: Palace Malice Set To Rejoin Todd Pletcher’s Stable

After almost three months in winter quarters in Dogwood Stable’s Aiken, South Carolina barn, Palace Malice leaves Thursday night and will arrive with his trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Beach Downs Friday morning. The five-year-old son of Curlin – Palace Rumor, now owned jointly by Three Chimneys Farm and Dogwood Stable, has had one easy […]

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Video: Ride Along With Richard Hughes in the British Champions Long Distance Cup

Ascot Racecourse hosted the QIPCO British Champions Day of racing this past Saturday, which had five group races on the program. Richard Hughes, the 2012 champion jockey in England, was equipped with a helmet camera for his ride in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (Eng-III). Hughes rode the 5-year-old horse Aiken for trainer […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: High Cature (a.k.a. “Lucy”)

Usually if a Thoroughbred travels around the world, it’s as a high caliber racehorse competing on the sport’s biggest stages. It’s not often that a smallish plain-looking ex-racehorse who was running at the $4,500 claiming level at Charles Town ever gets to tour the globe. A little filly named Lucy earned that ticket, though, and […]

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Campbell’s Dogwood Stable beloved by Aiken

W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell and his Dogwood Stable are an integral part of life in Aiken, SC. Campbell, 83, is widely recognized for being a pioneer in racehorse partnerships, and has introduced more than 1,000 people to racing through his partnerships. Since moving his Dogwood from the Atlanta area to Aiken in the mid-1980s, the […]

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