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'Ivory' Coasts to 19th Career Win at Ajax Downs; Jockey Race Tightens Up

'Ivory' Coasts to 19th Career Win at Ajax Downs; Jockey Race Tightens Up

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Any doubt that champion HAD TO BE IVORY might have a bit of trouble shortening up to 250 yards in the August 3 feature at Ajax Downs was erased as fast as the big gelding broke from the gate. The Ontario-bred 7-year-old, owned and bred by Carol Robertson and daughter-in-law Jaime in Hillsburgh, had a very sharp start and was hand ridden to the finish by jockey Josh Scott. His time of 12.954 translated to a whopping 108 speed index.

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RCMP Musical Ride Performing at Erin Fairgrounds Erin, Ontario on Saturday, August 27, 2022

RCMP Musical Ride Performing at Erin Fairgrounds Erin, Ontario on Saturday, August 27, 2022

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Residents and visitors are invited to come out to see the world-renowned troop of 29 horses and riders perform at the Erin Agricultural Society/Erin Fairgrounds.

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Ontario Bred stars Had to Be Ivory, Countrys Comin Bac Headline August 3 Feature at Ajax Downs

Ontario Bred stars Had to Be Ivory, Countrys Comin Bac Headline August 3 Feature at Ajax Downs

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Champion HAD TO BE IVORY, who is two for two this season, will attempt to keep the streak going when he shortens up in distance on August 3 at Ajax Downs. The featured fourth race of the afternoon is at 250-yards and is a $15,000 allowance race for Ontario bred 3-year-olds and upward. First race post time is 1:30 p.m

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American and South African win world’s toughest horse race

American and South African win world’s toughest horse race

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics

After a two year absence, the world’s longest and toughest horse race, The Mongol Derby, has been thundering across Mongolia’s steppe for the last eight days. In one of the closest ever races, an American and South African rode in joint winners yesterday.

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We Can Hustle - A Rider's Encouragement Letter

We Can Hustle - A Rider's Encouragement Letter

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

Originally Published in The Rider, May 2022 - Reflecting on the first 3 day race of the year. You could sense it in the air that everyone was so happy to get out, connect with each other and their horses.

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The Steel City Slide at Ancaster!

The Steel City Slide at Ancaster!

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

Come and watch some of the best Reining horses and riders in Ontario compete for a share of over $33,000 in added money and prizes!

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First Cold Wave Powers to Ontario Derby Victory

First Cold Wave Powers to Ontario Derby Victory

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Robert Bailey's FIRST COLD WAVE showed why he was voted the 2021 Ajax Downs' Horse of the Year with a gritty victory in the $51.480 Ontario Bred Derby at Ajax Downs on a hot summer afternoon on July 27.

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World’s Longest & Toughest Horse Race Returns

World’s Longest & Toughest Horse Race Returns

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics

er a two year absence, the world’s longest and toughest horse race, The Mongol Derby, is back with a bang, with two races running back to back.

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Champion First Cold Wave Headlines $51,480 Ontario Bred Derby

Champion First Cold Wave Headlines $51,480 Ontario Bred Derby

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-racing

Ontario bred HAD TO BE RELENTLESS etched his name in the Ajax Downs record books on Sunday, July 17 when the 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding swooped to the lead to win the first 'hook race' in the track's history.

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The Triple Crown Draft Classic Coming This Fall

The Triple Crown Draft Classic Coming This Fall

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics, Reviews

The Triple Crown Draft Classic is set to become the greatest draft horse show to come to Ontario. Taking place October 28-30th at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, the show with feature the triple crown of the draft horse breeds; Belgians, Clydesdales/Shires, and Percherons. Get set to hear the rumbling of the one-ton horses as they compete in patent leather and chrome for champion titles. A full weekend of fun and excitement for the whole family to enjoy.

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