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AAC Tour Features Saddlebred Greats Harris And Clark



Jim Aikman has done it again. Creator of the All American Cup and All American Cup Stallion Tour and Auction has an added attraction to the upcoming Jan. 23 tour that will be sure to make it most memorable.

"I am so extremely excited and enthused," said Aikman. "I’ve just finalized plans for a magnificent promotion for the American Saddlebred. The All American Cup will produce another of its ever popular ACC Stallion Reviews and Auctions to be held Saturday, Jan. 23."

AAC luxury coaches will await guests at 6 a.m. in front of the famous restaurant, Claudia Saunders, in Shelbyville, Ky. As usual, free breakfast and free sack lunches are a part of the tour. The added excitement this year is that legendary trainers Don Harris and Mitch Clark will be guest speakers on the AAC coaches.

"These world famous trainers of the incomparable Imperator and Sky Watch will await our guests for breakfast," stated Aikman. "For every person who purchases the DVD interview - "Don Harris - This Is Your Life" and/or the DVD of the 1982-1983 World’s Grand Champion rivalry of two of our all-time great performers, Imperator and Sky Watch, Don and Mitchell will autograph the DVDs and will have their pictures taken with the buyers. The Saddlebred Museum will have adequate DVDs waiting at Claudia Sanders for purchase."

Following breakfast, the coaches will pull at 7:30 a.m. for Sunrise Stable, Copper Coin and Alliance Stud with Harris telling stories on one bus and Clark telling stories on another bus. It is predicted this may be one of the most sought after event in a long time. After viewing the stallions and horses at the stallion station, Alliance Stud owner Dr. Scott Bennett will conduct a very educational seminar on equine reproduction and embryo transfer. According to Aikman, many people have already reserved seats because of this All American Cup program by world renowned Dr. Scott Bennett.

"Have your questions ready. Don and Mitch will stay throughout the AAC Tour and will shake your hands as we arrive back at Claudia Sanders at the start of the AAC Stallion Service Auction at 4 p.m.," added Aikman. "One-hundred and fifty stallion services will be available at the auction.

"There are also two most exciting offerings for every person buying a ticket on the buses for the AAC Stallion Tour. Via a drawing to be held at the AAC Auction at 6 p.m., just before the start, every person purchasing a ticket on the buses will have a chance at a $2,500 Youth Scholarship given by Oz Mutz and Jim Aikman and a $3,000 custom painting of a horse, dog, or cat of the winner’s choice by the famed artist Andy Hartmeyer Johns of Dallas, Texas. Her works are sought after worldwide."

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