Solidifying his reign as the top short distance Quarter Horse in the country, CARNEROS powered to a half-length victory in the $19,870 QROOI Sprint Series, #2 at Ajax Downs on June 29. The 7-year-old gelding's victory in the 220-yard feature race on the nine-race card was the fourth win of the day for his trainer Jason Pascoe of Pontypool, ON, and third winner for owner Milena Kwiecien of Burlington and third for veteran jockey Brian Bell of Lindsay.
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Jockey CHEYENNE KERR celebrated her 20th birthday in the best way with her first victory as a jockey in the sixth race at Ajax Downs on Wednesday, June 8.
Ontario Quarter Horse racing continues at Ajax Downs this Wednesday, June 8, and a number of entrants on the card are lightly raced 3-year-olds who have their connections excited about their future. One of those is the big and flashy gelding HEART OF THE SUN, an Ontario bred who figures to be favoured in the day's featured race 4, a $12,000 maiden allowance dash at 300 yards.
AJAX DOWNS, MONDAY MAY 30, 2022 - Ontario Quarter Horse racing fans are in for a treat on the fourth day of the 2022 Ajax Downs season, Wednesday, June 1, with the ninth running of the $29,880 Picov Maturity for older horses and two Trials for the $50,000 Princess Derby for 3-year-old fillies.
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.
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.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame extends condolences to the family, friends, and associates of Honoured Member Eugene Melnyk, who passed away March 28, 2022 at age 62 following what was described in an announcement from his family and the Ottawa Senator organization, as "an illness he faced with determination and courage."
In cinemas across Canada now, and available from your favourite streaming platforms in September, Dream Horse is a classic story of triumph against adversity. It’s a tale of how one woman strives to make her own dream a reality in a place where hope is thin on the ground.
A field of ten Ontario Bred 2-year-olds will do battle for the winner's share of the $61,020 for the Ontario Bred Futurity Wednesday, August 4 at Ajax Downs.