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No arrests made at Aiken Fall Steeplechase

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) -

More than 10,000 people got the chance to enjoy great weather and plenty of horse-racing at the Aiken Steeplechase over the weekend. After 13 people were arrested at the spring races, Aiken County deputies were out in full force patrolling the grounds and making sure people were on their best behavior. 

Horse race fans were out taking in the Aiken Steeplechase Saturday, and so were deputies from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. But even with thousands of fans in town, Capt. Eric Abdullah with the Sheriff's Office said there were no arrests made at the races this weekend. 

"That's a true testament to having such a big event and everybody's getting along, and having a great time and nobody's out there trying to get in trouble," Capt. Abdullah said. 

That's a big difference from the Spring Steeplechase, when 13 people were arrested for disorderly conduct after two fights broke out inside the gates. But this race, everyone followed the rules. 

"We have a zero tolerance for fighting out there in public, especially at an event such as that one," said Capt. Abdullah. 

But to make such a big event run smoothly, and to have no arrests is a team effort. 

"We know we can't do this without good citizens, and I think this event went great because it was so relaxed," said Capt. Abdullah. "We cannot do law enforcement without the support of our citizens." 

Capt. Abdullah said although the spring race is months away, he hopes this trend of zero arrests continues in the coming years. Aiken County deputies are already planning for the spring Steeplechase, which are set to take place on March 26, 2016. 

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