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Presentations about thoroughbred racing scheduled for Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

February 27, 2019 GMT

People interested in thoroughbred racing will have an opportunity to learn more about the sport during two presentations by horseman Barry Doss at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.

His talks are scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, and Thursday, March 14.

Both presentations will start at 10:30 a.m.

The title of the March 12 talk is “The Thoroughbred Horse from Birth to the First Race.” It will focus on a horse’s stages of development, the breaking process, racing equipment terminology, training considerations and how to determine when a horse is ready for its first race.

The title of the March 14 presentation is “A Day at the Races: Thoughts on Betting the Horses.” Topics will include the types of races, types of racing surfaces, wagering opportunities and past performances. Doss also will discuss whether or not horses’ owners, trainers and jockeys are important when placing bets.

Doss is a former member of the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He developed breaking, training and rehabilitation operations at his Barranette Farm in Plainfield, Indiana.

The presentations by Doss are free and open to the public. But seating is limited so preregistration is required.

For more information, call 803-642-7631 or 803-643-2121. Emails can be sent to halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov.

The Racing Museum and Hall of Fame is in Hopelands Gardens at 135 Dupree Place. Free parking will be available at Hopelands.