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PREAKNESS

May 20

First held in 1873, the Preakness Stakes is an annual horse race held every year on the third Saturday in the month of May. The race itself is an American Grade I flat thoroughbred horse race that is hosted by the Pimlico Race Course, which is 1 3/16's miles long, in Batlimore, Maryland. The Preakness is the second leg … Continue reading "PREAKNESS"

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Aiken’s Triple Crown Jewels

May 5 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is gearing up to celebrate the pinnacle of horse racing achievements for three-year-old Thoroughbreds called the Triple Crown. An exhibition about each of the Triple Crown races will focus on the history of the race and the Aiken trained horses who won them. The entire exhibition … Continue reading "Aiken’s Triple Crown Jewels"

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AIKEN GARDEN SHOW

May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Historic Banksia, now housing the Aiken County Historical Museum, will be the hub of the 2017 Aiken Garden Show. Vendors, speakers, an all-arrangement rose show, Dueling Designers, and the delicious Banksia Bistro will all be on the grounds of this 1930's Winter Colony mansion. The tours of private gardens, just a short drive from Banksia, … Continue reading "AIKEN GARDEN SHOW"

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The Aiken Garden Show

May 19 @ 9:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Historic Banksia, now housing the Aiken County Historical Museum, will be the hub of the 2017 Aiken Garden Show. Vendors, speakers, an all-arrangement rose show, Dueling Designers, and the delicious Banksia Bistro will all be on the grounds of this 1930's Winter Colony mansion. May 19, 2015 tour time is 9:00am and May 20, 2017 … Continue reading "The Aiken Garden Show"

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9:00 am

Backstretch Experience at the Aiken Training Track

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Another Backstretch Experience at the Aiken Training Track will be held on Saturday, May 20 (rain date May 27) from 9:00 am – 11:15 am. The experience begins with watching horses out on the track for their morning training before going back to Legacy Stable. You will be close to the horses, trainers and exercise … Continue reading "Backstretch Experience at the Aiken Training Track"

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8:00 am

DEPOT JAM

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us every 3rd Saturday at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum and enjoy live Bluegrass music by Depot Jam from 10:30am -12:00pm.  For more information, contact 803-293-7846.

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BACKSTRETCH TOUR

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to experience what it would be like on the backstretch of a track where multiple award-winner thoroughbreds have trained?  Now you can discover the magic of training Thoroughbred racehorses with a behind the scenes tour!  Space is limited and the registration deadline is Thursday before each tour. Participants should wear comfortable clothing … Continue reading "BACKSTRETCH TOUR"

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