FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 8, 2022

Madone named the 2021 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department is excited to announce that Madone has been named the 2021 Aiken Trained Horse of the Year.

Madone won the Grade 2 San Clemente Stakes and the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes. She raced 10 times in 2021 with five wins and $ 217,000 in earnings.

Glendalough LLC bred Madone, a foal of 2018, in Kentucky. The dark brown daughter is by Vancouver (AUS) and Solerina by Indian Love Call. Kaleem Shah, Inc. purchased the filly for $125,000 from the Ocala Breeders’ Sales 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale last March.

She trained at the historic Aiken Training Track under the tutelage of Cary Frommer and is currently trained by Simon Callaghan.

The Aiken Trained Horse of the Year award, created in 2002, honors local Thoroughbreds who have had an excellent racing season. Nominees must have trained in Aiken County AND must have won at least one graded stakes race during the year OR exceeded $500,000 in career earnings. The Hall of Fame Advisory Board approves the winner.

Beginning April 1, 2022, an exhibit about Madone’s 2021 racing season will be on display at the Hall of Fame.

Past winners are Congaree (2002), Wando (2003), Limehouse (2005), Bob and John (2006), Country Star (2007), Midshipman (2008), Quality Road (2009 & 2010), It’s Tricky (2011), Alpha (2012) Palace Malice (2013 & 2014), Curalina (2015 & 2016), Dickinson (2017), Still Having Fun (2018) and Concrete Rose (2019).

For more information call 803-642-7631 or 803-643-2121, e-mail halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov or visit the Hall of Fame website at www.aikenracinghalloffame.com.