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AJAX DOWNS JULY 28: Nineteen Starters Compete in Two Trials for $50,000 Ontario Bred Derby

AJAX DOWNS JULY 28: Nineteen Starters Compete in Two Trials for $50,000 Ontario Bred Derby

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

Carol and Jaime Robertson's HAD TO BE RELENTLESS, a half brother to 2019 Horse of the Year Had to Be Ivory, is one of the top contenders in the first Trial and the Bryn Robertson trainee is coming off a victory on July 14.

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Live racing returns to Ontario racetracks starting Friday

Live racing returns to Ontario racetracks starting Friday

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

“The past 14 months have been extremely difficult for the horse racing industry and the thousands of hardworking and dedicated people whose livelihood depends on live racing,” said John Hayes, Independent Chair, Ontario Racing.

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Live horse racing potentially allowed to resume in Ontario as of June 14

Live horse racing potentially allowed to resume in Ontario as of June 14

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

Live horse racing is included in Step One phase of the plan, which is estimated to begin on Monday, June 14.

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Ontario Racing announces new Ontario Sired Thoroughbred stakes series for 2021 at Woodbine and Fort Erie

Ontario Racing announces new Ontario Sired Thoroughbred stakes series for 2021 at Woodbine and Fort Erie

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

Commencing on July 30, 2021, and offering three $80,000 preliminary legs per race, per division, to be contested at various distances and over four surfaces – Woodbine’s Tapeta, E.P. Taylor Turf Course, and Inner Turf Course, and Fort Erie’s main dirt track – the Heritage Series will conclude with a pair of $100,000 finals for both divisions on November 19 at Woodbine Racetrack (see schedule below).

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Update on Strangles Cases — Shamrock Training Centre

Update on Strangles Cases — Shamrock Training Centre

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-racing, horse-health

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has reviewed the results of the testing of horses for Strangles this week in the affected barn at the Shamrock Training Centre.

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Ontario Racing Joins Woodbine Entertainment’s Support for Legalization of Single Event Sports Wagering

Ontario Racing Joins Woodbine Entertainment’s Support for Legalization of Single Event Sports Wagering

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

Ontario Racing announced today that it is aligned with Woodbine Entertainment in its support for the legalization of single sports wagering, and confidence that Canada’s horse racing industry, and the over 50,000 jobs its supports, will be protected.

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Report of Strangles Case — Shamrock Training Centre

Report of Strangles Case — Shamrock Training Centre

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

 The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed a Standardbred race horse that had travelled from Red Shores Racetrack in PEI on Sunday February 14, 2021 with four other horses has tested positive for strangles. The race horse is in isolation at another property as of Tuesday February 16, 2021.

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Introducing Large Animal Emergency Rescue Webinars

Introducing Large Animal Emergency Rescue Webinars

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

In today’s society, responding to incidents involving animals is both an expectation and an acknowledgement that such incidents will likely involve people putting themselves and others at risk. All large animal incidents regardless of cause or scope, present a risk of injury to responders.

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Equine Guelph ready to deliver more training for racing 

Equine Guelph ready to deliver more training for racing 

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

After launching its two-year “Training Pilot Project for the Ontario Horse Racing Industry”, offering online courses in industry-identified priority areas like respiratory, lameness and gut health, Equine Guelph needs to hear from you again. What is next?

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$18,000 Overnight Series Offers Big Payday for Ontario Quarter Horse Owners

$18,000 Overnight Series Offers Big Payday for Ontario Quarter Horse Owners

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

John Wilson's EAGLE RIVER COWBOY and Amanda McCormack's RED WAGON DUST will duel for favoritism in Ajax Downs' featured $18,000 Overnight Series presented by the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario, Wednesday July 29.

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