For the time being, there will not be any spectators allowed at the track.
AJAX DOWNS, MAY 25, 2020 - The fastest horses in the land will be back in action at Ajax Downs on Wednesday June 10, 2020, opening day of the 21-card Quarter Horse racing season. Racing will be held each Wednesday through the summer with a post time of 12:55 p.m.
For the time being, there will not be any spectators allowed at the track thus the change this year from the usual Sunday afternoon race and event days to Wednesdays. Fans, can, however, watch our live feed on the Ajax Downs website at http://www.ajaxdowns.com/livestream and wager through Horseplayer Interactive at http://www.hpi.com.
As with all other racetracks in Ontario, Ajax Downs' is getting a late start to its 2020 racing season due to the COVID-19 pandemic that shuttered sporting events and businesses.
"We are very excited to get back to racing," said Ajax Downs' General Manager Emilio Trotta. "It may not be the most optimum situation without our great fans in attendance but is is still great to get back at it."
A busy stakes schedule, which includes the new $50,000 Princess Derby for 3-year-old fillies in July, kicks off with Picov Maturity for older horses on Canada Day.
And if recent training workouts are any indication, the top contenders for the Maturity, HAD TO BE IVORY, the 2019 Horse of the Year and COUNTRY BOY 123, the 2016, 2017 and 2018 top horse will be ready to put on a great show once again.
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To find out more about the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario's First Line Racing Syndicate and how to buy your own share in a Quarter Horse, visit www.qrooi.com.
Photo below is of the track's most famous rivals Had to Be Ivory (right, in blue) and Country Boy 123 (left, in yellow) who are expected back in 2020- Clive Cohen photo
Ajax Downs Press Release - May 25th, 2020