Tailgating is one of many draws to Aiken's Triple Crown events. If you're tailgating railside this year, here are a few drink recipes to sip as you watch the horses go by. 

People come to Aiken from all over the world for the Aiken Triple Crown, but many may not know the definition of a "pacer" in the third event Pacers and Polo.

The Aiken Trails began in 1942 with eight straight races for thoroughbreds, ranging in distance from a quarter mile to 5 1/2 furlongs, according to an article from the Aiken Standard and Review.

For the month of March, Aiken is the epicenter of horsedom. In thoroughbred racing, the Triple Crown is three different races located in Kentucky, Maryland and New York and those are just races.


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