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Ontario Bred Snow Moose and Jockey Brian Bell Power to Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Victory

Ontario Bred Snow Moose and Jockey Brian Bell Power to Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Victory

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AJAX DOWNS, OCTOBER 24, 2022 - The richest Quarter Horse race in Canada is set for Wednesday, October 26 at Ajax Downs, closing day of the 2022 season. The 22nd running of the prestigious Alex Picov Memorial Futurity for 2-year-olds offers a purse of $93,870 and the 10 fastest qualifiers from two Trials on Oct. 5 will dash 400 yards.

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Ajax Downs' Richest Race Headlines Closing Day

Ajax Downs' Richest Race Headlines Closing Day

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AJAX DOWNS, OCTOBER 24, 2022 - The richest Quarter Horse race in Canada is set for Wednesday, October 26 at Ajax Downs, closing day of the 2022 season. The 22nd running of the prestigious Alex Picov Memorial Futurity for 2-year-olds offers a purse of $93,870 and the 10 fastest qualifiers from two Trials on Oct. 5 will dash 400 yards.

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Night Leader Shows the Way in $50,130 Ontario Sired Stakes Derby

Night Leader Shows the Way in $50,130 Ontario Sired Stakes Derby

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AJAX DOWNS, OCTOBER 19, 2022 - NIGHT LEADER, John Wilson and Scott Reid's plucky little 3-year-old gelding, held on to win an exciting renewal of the $50,130 Ontario Sired Stakes Derby over his rival First Cold Wave at Ajax Downs on October 19.

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Had to Be Ivory Headlines Alex Picov Championship on Thanksgiving (and Pumpkin) Monday

Had to Be Ivory Headlines Alex Picov Championship on Thanksgiving (and Pumpkin) Monday

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AJAX DOWNS OCTOBER 7, 2022 - Ajax Downs hosts its popular Thanksgiving Monday card on October 10 highlighted by the $50,830 Alex Picov Memorial Championship, a 770-yard 'hook race' and a pumpkin giveaway for the first 100 kids to decorate. Fans on track might also catch a glimpse of the 'Headless Horseman' during the afternoon. The first of nine races goes off at 12:55 p.m.

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Ontario Bred Mare Night Fishn Upsets QROOI Sprint Series Final

Ontario Bred Mare Night Fishn Upsets QROOI Sprint Series Final

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AJAX DOWNS, AUGUST 10, 2022 - Mary Schrama's Ontario bred mare NIGHT FISHN lit up the tote board at Ajax Downs in the final leg of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Sprint Series on Wednesday, August 10.

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Carernos Seeks Sprint Series Sweep on Aug. 10 at Ajax Downs

Carernos Seeks Sprint Series Sweep on Aug. 10 at Ajax Downs

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AJAX DOWNS, AUGUST 9, 2022 - The Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario's lucrative Sprint Series comes to a conclusion on Wednesday, August 10 at Ajax Downs and CARNEROS is one win away from sweeping the three-race series. The brown 7-year-old, owned by Burlington's Milena Kwiecien and trained by Jason Pascoe of Pontypool won the first leg of the series at 110-yards on May 22 and the 220-yard second leg on June 29.

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

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

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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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