Upcoming Event
Event Name: Breakfast at the Gallops
Event Occurs: Once
Event Description: Watch Aiken's Future Racing Stars Workout.

This will be an opportunity to observe juveniles who are preparing to go to the races and older campaigners, work before leaving to go to the racetrack. Local trainers will be on hand to talk to participants about the various training methods used to train Aiken's equine athletes.

A light breakfast will be served at 8am. Those in attendance should enter the Two Notch Road entrance that is closet to Audubon Drive. Vehicles must stop for all horses. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. There are no refunds.

This year's guest speaker is Acacia Courtney. She is a TV host, analyst, and reporter for the New York Racing Association. She also hosts America's Day at the Races and is a paddock reporter for Saratoga Live, both available on FOX Sports.

A native of Connecticut, Acacia began riding at the age of eight and trained in the hunter-jumper and dressage disciplines. In 2011, she founded the 501(c) (3) nonprofit Racing for Home, Inc., which she runs with her mother, Sherrie Courtney. Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Racing for Home is dedicated to retraining and re-homing Off-Track Thoroughbreds for new careers after the track. Acacia is married to Miguel Clement, assistant trainer to his father, Christophe Clement.
Event Class: Equestrian
Contact Person or Organization: Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame
Website Address: www.aikenracinghalloffame.com
Contact Phone: 803.643.7631
Contact Email: halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov
Start Date/Time: 3/17/2023 8:00 AM
End Date/Time: 3/17/2023 9:30 AM
Directions: Aiken Training Track
724 Two Notch Rd SE
Aiken, SC 29801