RACE DAY INFORMATION
RACE DAY GATE DIRECTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
Aiken's Fall and Spring Steeplechase events are a wonderful way to spend a day seeing the horses fly, spending time with friends, and enjoying the beautiful Aiken weather while tailgating!
The Spring Steeplechase is a sold out event every year and railsides, second row and even infield tailgating spaces are in high demand. The turnover is very low because the same patrons renew them every year. Last year’s space holders may reserve all railsides second row, and infield/outfield tailgating spaces until March 1, 2022. After March 1, all railside and second row spaces that are not renewed will be sold in a lottery. *NOTE: There will not be a lottery held in 2022. The spring lottery will resume in 2023. The only patrons who are eligible for the lottery are those who purchase a railside package at the 2022 Fall Steeplechase.
Spring 2022 Infield and Outfield General Admission Tailgate Spaces are $40 and sold online and in the office.
You can purchase General Admission parking on race day, however we encourage patrons to buy parking in advance due to traffic.
The spring race and the fall race are considered separate. Those guests that purchased a reserved parking space last spring are given the opportunity to purchase that same space the next spring. Guests that purchased a space for the fall race may renew that space next fall by the deadline.
Children 10 and Under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
Yes. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. and the last race is run at approximately at 3:30 p.m.
The first race on the card is scheduled for 1:00 pm.
The races are held rain or shine in any type of weather. There are absolutely NO REFUNDS.
Parking is not available outside the gates - and would be considered a traffic hazard.
No. Because of the location of the track and traffic on race day, all tickets must be picked up from the office by 1 p.m. the Thursday before the event.
Afternoon dress is suggested for this event. Women guests at the Winner's Club and Guarantor Terrace Tents customarily wear summer/spring dresses and hats. Flat heels such as wedges are suggested. Men typically wear lightweight sport coats and ties. Shorts and jeans are not appropriate for the Tent Party. Attire on the rails is marginally more relaxed - we recommend a sportswear look for women and khakis for men. Dressing according to the weather is always a good rule of thumb.
No pets allowed.
The office is located at the Aiken Training Track at 538 Two Notch Road, S.E. From South Boundary (from Downtown Aiken) Turn Right onto Marlboro Road. At the stop sign, turn Left and immediately turn Right on to Two Notch Road. The Aiken Training Track is the first Left and the ASA office is the first cottage on the Left. From Whiskey Road (from South Aiken) Turn Right Price Avenue SE Turn Left on Two Notch Road - go 1.3 miles Turn Right into the Aiken Training Track and the ASA office is the first cottage on the Left.
Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The office is open year round, but please call ahead during the off-season. The office will be closed the Friday before the races.
Unique Expressions is the exclusive retailer of the Aiken Steeplechase.