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It's Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs

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It's Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs

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Post time for the first race Sunday is 12:55 p.m.

 AJAX DOWNS, FRIDAY MAY 20, 2022 - Ajax Downs will celebrate its Quarter Horse racing fans with Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, May 22, 2022, the first of several special Sunday event days during the track's 25-day meeting. Fans in attendance will have a chance to enter for betting voucher prizes and they can receive a free mug for every program purchase.

Post time for the first race Sunday is 12:55 p.m.

Some of Ontario's star Quarter Horses will be on track Sunday for the first leg of the QROOI Sprint Series, a $20,000 dash at the exciting 'gridiron' distance of 110-yards. Two-time Horse of the Year FIESTY ICON makes his 10-year-old debut in the Sprint Series for owner and trainer Rick Kennedy of Landsdowne, ON. The remarkable gelding, a career winner of 22 races from 55 career starts with almost $400,000 in earnings had another productive campaign in 2021, winning the Ontario Sires Maturity. The Ontario sired and bred son of Sugarman Perry also ended last year's campaign with a win in his first attempt at the 110-yard distance. Fiesty Icon starts from post position three with Tony Phillips riding.

MARYLAND MAGIC could be favoured based on his season-opener victory May 11 at the 110-yard distance, proving that this 8-year-old black stallion is as sharp as ever. A career winner of 14 races for owner Milena Kwiecien and trainer Jason Pascoe, Maryland Magic is extremely versatile, having won the 440-yard Alex Picov Memorial Championship last October. Maryland Magic, who also doubles as a sire in Ontario, had two of his 3-year-old offspring win races on May 18 at Ajax Downs. Ismael Mosquiera will ride from post seven.

The field is completed by one-time world record holder for 110-yards, CARNEROS, also owned by Kwiecien, plus ZOXTOBEYOU, EYE AM THE EAGLE, PRETTY RUNAWAY and CHICKSDIGMYMONEYBAGS.

Come out to Ajax Downs this Sunday and help us celebrate our fans and our incredible Ontario Quarter Horses!

Keep up-to-date on the races and events at Ajax Downs at and follow us on @ajaxdowns on Twitter and Instagram. You can watch and wager on all the Ajax Downs races at and the races are live-stream on our website and on our Facebook page.

Photo: Fiesty Icon shown winning his 2021 finale at 110-yards, makes his 10-year-old debut in the Sprint Series on Fan Appreciation Day, May 22 at Ajax Downs. Laurie Overton photo

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