2016 Aiken Spring Steeplechase

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Kay Hickman shows off her hat during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. The hat has been several years in the making and is a work in progress. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Kay Hickman shows off her hat during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. The hat has been several years in the making and is a work in progress. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Sean McDermott on Orchestra Leader (left) and Kieran Norris on Dreamin Fool make the final jump in the Imperial Cup during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Kieran Norris on Dreamin Fool leads in the Imperial Cup during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Sean McDermott on Orchestra Leader (left) and Kieran Norris on Dreamin Fool compete in the Imperial Cup during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Sean McDermott on Orchestra Leader (left) and Kieran Norris on Dreamin Fool make the final jump in the Imperial Cup during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Sean McDermott on Orchestra Leader (left) and Kieran Norris on Dreamin Fool make the final jump in the Imperial Cup during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A spectator watches the action during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Spectators brave the rain before the start of Imperial Cup during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Michael Byrne on Elusive Evening sprints ahead of the pack during the third race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Kiernan Norris on Imperial Rule makes the jump ahead of the pack during the third race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Riders sprint toward the finish of the third race during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Sean McDermott on Zol Zayne leads the pack during the third race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A spectator watches the action during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Spectators watch the action during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Bernard Dalton walks toward the finish after his ride Conor fell on the last jump of the second race during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A spectator watches the action during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Candy Man Can (right) leads the pack during the second race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Riders clear the final jump of the second race during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Candy Man Can (right) leads the pack during the second race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Candy Man Can (left) and Mustang Alley clear a jump during the second race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Spectators watch the action during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Mustang Alley (right) leads the pack during the second race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Mustang Alley (right) leads the pack during the second race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Willie McCarthy on Cash Crop sprints toward the finish in the first race during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Richard Boucher on Artie's Flight leads coming around the turn during the first race of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Spectators watch the action during the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Aiken, South Carolina. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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