Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum
" Home of Aiken's Racing Champions"
Located inside historic Hopelands Gardens135 Dupree PlaceAiken, South Carolina 29801
G. H. "Pete" Bostwick Exhibit

A tribute to G. H. "Pete" Bostwick may be found on the second floor of the Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.  The room features photos and trophies won by Bostwick and donated to the Hall of Fame by his wife, Dolly.  Mr. Bostwick was a nationally known steeplechase rider, trainer, and polo player. 

Bostwick was one of the first American riders to participate in England’s Grand National Steeplechase and also won the English Imperial Cup.  He was a successful steeplechase trainer and owner.

Bostwick died in 1982 while playing polo.

He was inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame in 1968
as a jockey and inducted into Museum of Polo Hall of Fame in 1996. 

Champions Trained by Bostwick

Oedipus - 1950-51-52 Champion – Steeplechase Horse
Neji - 1955, 1957-1958 Champion Steeplechase Horse
Barnaby's Bluff - 1962 Champion Steeplechase Horse


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Bostwick, on far right, with Oedipus in 1952
Pete Bostwick
up on Flaming, winner of
England’s Grand National Steeplechase