Aiken Trials

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Seven-year-old Daniel Howard (left) sits in his mother's camp chair as everyone sets up to watch the races at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Polo ponies walk around the track before their trial race at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A horse and rider walk back from the finish line after their race at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Horses were led by handlers before the races began at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Spectators sit near the finish line, with their legs hanging from a porch, at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Victor Sambrano laughs as he talks about Taraco, the horse he is riding, at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sambrano said the horse is young, and a little nervous to be at the event. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Horses and riders in the two-year-old Maiden Fillies trial race down the track at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Abraham Chavez (far left), along with Angel Gallegos (right) and one-year-old Valentin Gallegos (center) watch Victor Sambrano trot his horse Taraco in the saddling paddock before the trial races begin at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Horses and riders walk back from the finish line after their trial at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Victor Sambrano walks his horse Taraco by spectators at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Horses and riders in the two-year-old Maiden Fillies trial race down the track at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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After the first trial, the two-year-old maiden fillies, a jockey walks down the track back toward the barns, at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Seven-year-old Daniel Howard rides his toy horse before the trial races begin at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Howard said he likes coming to see the horses. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Seven-year-old Daniel Howard rides his toy horse before the trial races begin at the Aiken Training Track for the 71st Running Aiken Trials on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Aiken, South Carolina. Howard said he likes coming to see the horses. Sara Caldwellstaff

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