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Battle of Champions in Picov Maturity Highlight Super Ajax Card on June 1

Battle of Champions in Picov Maturity Highlight Super Ajax Card on June 1

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

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.

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It's Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs

It's Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs

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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.

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Fast filly Jessaprimadonna Headlines Feature at Ajax Downs Wednesday, New Pick 5 Wager Introduced

Fast filly Jessaprimadonna Headlines Feature at Ajax Downs Wednesday, New Pick 5 Wager Introduced

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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.

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CHRHF Honoured Member Eugene Melnyk passes at age 62

CHRHF Honoured Member Eugene Melnyk passes at age 62

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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."

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Obituary - Gloria (Diceman) Egerton

Obituary - Gloria (Diceman) Egerton

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

Gloria Egerton, wife of the late George Egerton, passed peacefully at her home with her best friend Peggy Burne at her bedside on August 11, 2021. Born in 1945, in Concord, Ontario, daughter of the late Matilda and George Diceman.

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“Dream Horse” Is A Dream Movie For The Whole Family

“Dream Horse” Is A Dream Movie For The Whole Family

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

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.

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Ontario Bred Two-Year-Olds Compete in $61,020 Futurity

Ontario Bred Two-Year-Olds Compete in $61,020 Futurity

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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.

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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

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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

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“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

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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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