Aiken Training Track

Two Notch Rd., Aiken, South Carolina


Aiken Training Track

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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The Aiken Training Track, constructed in 1941 by Ira Coward for Fred Post, was established for training flat racers. Horse owners, as well as others interested in Aikenís future as a horse training center, subscribed to stock in the new track. At the time of its construction, the track, which features banked turns and cushioned straightaways, was considered one of the finest tracks in the country for training flat racers. The construction of the Track secured Aikenís future as a horse training center. The Track complex consists of a one-mile, flat, oval track, and seven contributing buildings. The buildings, built in the early 1940s, include a barn with stables, a separate stable building, a walking shed, a veterinarianís office, an office building, a cottage, and a grandstand. There are also new stables on the property. Listed in the National Register May 9, 1985. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 1985
Reference number
Areas of significance
Entertainment/Recreation; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Animal facility; Sport facility
Current functions
Sport facility; Animal facility
Period of significance
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 7
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • June 6, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" & "Street View"