Nice article about aiken.....
Unbridled equine excitement permeates the air in this charming 9,000-horse town. Journey east on I-20 a half hour past Augusta, and you’ll find yourself clopping through the Carolinas’ equestrian epicenter. This is primo sandy-soiled horse country, where sheikhs with dreams of Derby glory train their prized ponies, and the hottest to-dos are typically thrown in an infield under a tent. The spring season starts next month with the Aiken Triple Crown, three consecutive Saturdays of racing, steeplechase, and polo action; the galloping zeal continues through June. - See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/travel/destination-aiken-south-carolina/#sthash.xTQztrYh.dpuf