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Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program, Turning Darkness to Light

Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program, Turning Darkness to Light

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

Have you ever dreamed of working with horses? That was the opening question we asked potential applicants when the Ontario Harness Horse Association OHHA) launched the Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program (OEEEP) two years ago.

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Ajax Downs hosts a fabulous Father's Day this Sunday: Battle of the Breeds and great prizes!

Ajax Downs hosts a fabulous Father's Day this Sunday: Battle of the Breeds and great prizes!

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

AJAX DOWNS, JUNE 14, 2024 - Come out to the fabulous Father's Day celebration at Ajax Downs this Sunday, June 16 and enjoy a great afternoon of Quarter Horse racing with some super prizes up for grabs. There are six exciting races on tap including the 870-yard BATTLE OF THE BREEDS pitting the Quarter Horses versus Thoroughbreds.

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University of Guelph Equine Health Event 

University of Guelph Equine Health Event 

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Guelph, ON – The University of Guelph, a leader in equine education, is proud to announce its upcoming Equine Health Event. This two-day event will be held on July 15 and 16, 2024.

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Baby Bonus! Two-Year-Olds Set for $31,050 Bonus Futurity at Ajax Downs

Baby Bonus! Two-Year-Olds Set for $31,050 Bonus Futurity at Ajax Downs

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AJAX DOWNS, JUNE 11, 2024 - One of the best things about summertime racing at Ajax Downs is seeing the stars of the future, the new crop of 2-year-old Quarter Horses.

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'Lilly' and the Five Fillies Stable Ready for Unclassified Stakes Trials 

'Lilly' and the Five Fillies Stable Ready for Unclassified Stakes Trials 

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AJAX DOWNS, JUNE 4, 2024 - There is no shortage of horsepower on the fifth day of Ajax Downs' 2024 Quarter Horse meeting with two Trials for the $30,000-added Unclassified Stakes plus another appearance by two-time Horse of the Year HAD TO BE IVORY, who headlines a super Open Race filled with stakes stars. The June 5 card begins with a first race post time of 1:30 p.m.

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Quarter Horse mare Jess a Deal Wins a Thriller in Battle of the Breeds

Quarter Horse mare Jess a Deal Wins a Thriller in Battle of the Breeds

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AJAX DOWNS, WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 2024 - A big crowd at Ajax Downs on Wednesday was treated to a thrilling finish in the $13,000 Battle of the Breeds as the Quarter Horse mare JESS A DEAL held on to win by a neck over Had to Be Relentless, another Quarter Horse, with the lone Thoroughbred, Silver Candice a closing third.

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Rankins Host Successful Open House

Rankins Host Successful Open House

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

For the second consecutive year, Beth and Tom Rankin hosted an Open House event at their St. Catharines based Standardbred breeding farm in co-operation with the Bill Galvin Racing Alliance (BGRA).

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Azures Royalty Seeks to Reclaim Battle of the Breeds Title

Azures Royalty Seeks to Reclaim Battle of the Breeds Title

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AJAX DOWNS, MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024 - Ajax Downs' popular Battle of the Breeds race series continues Wednesday, May 29 on the fourth day of the track's 2024 Quarter Horse season. The Battle of the Breeds pits Thoroughbreds against Quarter Horses in a 'hook' race and after two events, including one this year on May 15 won by the Thoroughbred Summer Retreat, the score is tied between the two breeds.

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Rbybybaby Streaks to Open Derby Victory; Owner Wilson also Wins Mayor's Cup

Rbybybaby Streaks to Open Derby Victory; Owner Wilson also Wins Mayor's Cup

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AJAX DOWNS, MAY 23, 2024 - It was a memorable day at Ajax Downs for owner JOHN WILSON of New Liskeard, ON as two fillies he purchased last fall to race in Ontario both won on May 22 including RBYBYBABY who said so long to her rivals in the $30,240 OPEN DERBY for 3-year-olds. In the previous race, Wilson's EXPEDIANT won the MAYOR'S CUP, sponsored by the Town of Ajax's mayor, SHAUN COLLIER.

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Top 3-year-olds clash in $30,250 Open Derby at Ajax Downs

Top 3-year-olds clash in $30,250 Open Derby at Ajax Downs

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AJAX DOWNS, MAY 21, 2024 - Wednesday's $30,240 OPEN DERBY at Ajax Downs will renew the rivalry between GENERAL SKYWALKER and SUGAR N PRIDE, the top two juvenile Quarter Horses of 2023.

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