NEW YORK — Jake Panus wanted to help Native American children and walk on to play football at South Carolina.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bob Baffert is on track to have his record seventh Kentucky Derby victory taken away and won't be able to run any horses in the prestigious race for the next two years.
NEW YORK — Essential Quality was set Tuesday as a 2-1 favorite for the Belmont Stakes, which will be run Saturday without a horse from trainer Bob Baffert pending an investigation into Medina …
Riders and horses familiar to area residents who follow equestrian sports have been named to the United States eventing team for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
An exhibit about Ted Atkinson, the only jockey to ever ride Hall of Fame and Aiken-trained Tom Fool, is on display at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum through May 30.
The construction of a new venue for the Aiken Steeplechase Association received a big boost recently when the family of the late Bruce Duchossois donated $271,000 to the organization.
Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs will host Farm Day on Saturday, May 22.
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum will receive upgrades to the museum with interactive equipment and software thanks to a new grant.
BALTIMORE — Rombauer romped to an 11-1 upset victory in the Preakness on Saturday, denying Bob Baffert-trained Kentucky Derby winner Medina Sprint the chance at a Triple Crown that would have …
BALTIMORE — Fans are back at Pimlico Race Course to witness another chance at a Triple Crown.
After a yearlong hiatus, the Aiken Charity Horse Shows are back, with hundreds of hunters and jumpers scheduled to compete this month.
After being canceled last year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Aiken Charity Horse Shows are returning to the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
The road to the May 1 Kentucky Derby ended Friday for an Aiken Training Track graduate.
Following an April 3 fire that destroyed an eight-stall barn and injured a miniature horse, there has been a huge outpouring of concern and support for Equine Rescue of Aiken, according to the…
A win eluded Dream Shake in the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.
A barn fire at Equine Rescue of Aiken resulted in extensive property damage and the injury of a miniature horse Saturday evening, according to reports from the organization's president and exe…
Polo is in high gear in Aiken County every spring and fall, with relatively mild temperatures helping create a prime time for two- and four-legged participants alike.
Aiken County, with an assortment of top-flight equestrian facilities, is home base for hundreds of competitive riders who travel around the country and beyond, and local acreage also includes …
The Aiken Steeplechase Association’s new racecourse that is under construction on Aiken’s east side is expected to enrich the community while preserving a local equine sporting tradition.
Since reopening in December after a months-long pandemic closure, Lisa Hall said it's been pretty much business as usual at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.
Two charitable organizations are embroiled in a legal dispute locally.
Barry Olliff considers himself to be a lucky man.
The success of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field, where the $50,000 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing showcase will be held Friday and Saturday, has exceeded the expectations of the…
No spectators will be allowed at the $50,000 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing showcase Friday and Saturday at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
Some of the top riders in the sport of three-day eventing – both nationally and in the world – have close ties to Aiken.
Several kid-friendly horses, dozens of young riders and three successful years of outreach were the focal points of a celebration Tuesday afternoon just north of Aiken, as boosters of Great Oa…
The Aiken Virtual Steeplechase will be returning for an encore.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has wiped out the 2021 edition of the Aiken Triple Crown.
An African American steeplechase jockey who was born in Aiken is featured in a February exhibit at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, which is Black History Month.
Take the Aiken Horse Show off the calendar of equestrian competitions for 2021.
An Aiken holiday tradition is taking a break this year.
The Augusta Polo Cup is coming to Aiken.
A potentially fatal virus called East Equine Encephalitis has infected several horses across South Carolina, including Aiken County.
The 2020 edition of the Aiken Fall Steeplechase has been canceled, according to a news release issued by the Aiken Steeplechase Association on Monday.
Fresh features are in place on Great Oak Equine Assisted Program's acreage, with the help of Boy Scout Caleb Morris, an Aiken resident whose path to the Eagle Scout award in 2019 included a se…
They’re back in the saddle again.
The Aiken Polo Club's season got off to an exceptionally rough start – and almost no start at all – this year, but Whitney Field had plenty of action Sunday afternoon, heading into the final d…
Forty Niner, a member of the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, died Monday in Japan.
Seventy-nine years ago Monday, the mercurial chestnut colt Whirlaway romped down the stretch at Churchill Downs to win the Kentucky Derby in record fashion to begin an iconic summer.
Following the recent news about his election to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Mike Keogh has enjoyed the opportunity to reminisce.
The postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t necessarily bad news for talented Aiken equestrian Doug Payne.
Polo, real estate and family are the three pillars in the life of Tom Biddle, who has lived in Aiken since 1969.
There's a certain adrenaline rush riders can have when they're on the back of a horse. The wind flying about, the feel of the animal's thundering heartbeat against the rider's thighs; it's eno…
All donation and refund requests for the 2020 renewal of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, which was canceled because of concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, will be handled by U.S. mail.
The Aiken Horse Show has been postponed until the fall.
When it comes to representing law enforcement, one group of volunteers serve the best way a group from Aiken can, on horseback.
As the horses headed down the stretch in the City of Aiken Trophy on Saturday, there wasn’t much doubt about which one was going to be the winner.
Like anyone else with a passion, local artist Joy Abbott has to sideline her painting hobby to commit to a full-time job and personal obligations.
Thoroughbreds named for two local private schools are among the entries in the City of Aiken Trophy, which will be the feature race during the 78th Aiken Trials on Saturday.
Those in the medical profession are never truly "off the clock."