On Wednesday, Ajax Downs will introduce a Pick 5 wager, a 20-cent base bet.
AJAX DOWNS, MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022 - Fresh off a spectacular opening day of its 25-day Ontario Quarter Horse racing season, Ajax Downs will race two days this coming week. First up is the Wednesday, May 18 card which will get underway at 1:30 p.m. followed by the first of several special Sunday event days, the May 22 Fan Appreciation Day card which has a first race post time of 12:55 p.m.
On Wednesday, Ajax Downs will introduce a Pick 5 wager, a 20-cent base bet in which fans try to select the winners of races two through six.
And race six marks the return of last year's Princess Derby winner JESSAPRIMADONNA who makes her 4-year-old debut in the 300-yard dash. Owned by Isaak Fehr and Craig Spada, and trained by Spada, Jessaprimadonna won three races in 2021 and was one f the top 3-year-olds of the season. Helen Vanek will ride for team Spada which had a strong opening day record with its six starters of 1-1-2.
Jessaprimadonna will have to get past the talented Ontario-bred gelding HAD TO BE RELENTLESS, a three-time winner who was third in the Picov Derby last fall. The strong, sixth-race field has also lured a formidable pair of geldings, Momsextravagantheart and Shaken, from the stable of owner and trainer Chantelle Bourgeois of Enniskillen, ON plus eight-time winner Hanover Hill Chalsee and stakes-placed Hanover Hill Theresa, both owned by the Picov Cattle Co.
Be sure to come out to an exciting day of racing this Wednesday at Ajax Downs. You can also watch and wager on all the races at www.HPIbet.com.
For more information on racing dates at Ajax Downs in 2022, including all the special event Sundays, visit www.ajaxdowns.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@ajaxdowns). To find out more about owning your own Quarter Horse or to join a syndicate, contact the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario at www.qrooi.com.
PHOTO: JESSAPRIMADONNA, winner of the $51,660 Princess Derby in 2021, makes her 2022 debut on Wednesday at Ajax Downs. New Image Media photo