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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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Historic Day at Ajax Downs

Historic Day at Ajax Downs

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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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Craft Brewery Day and the first Pari Mutuel 'Hook' Race at Ajax Downs

Craft Brewery Day and the first Pari Mutuel 'Hook' Race at Ajax Downs

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This Sunday, July 17, Ajax Downs hosts its annual CRAFT BREWERY DAY and a seven-race card of Quarter Horse racing that includes the first ever pari-mutuel 'hook' race (around a turn) to be held at the track. Also on Sunday is the 10th running of the $38,580 Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity for 3-year-olds and upward. The popular Craft Brewery day offers fans samples from local craft breweries with the purchase of $1 tickets per sample (cash only). There will also be prizes up for grabs througho...

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A Day of 'Firsts', and Longshots, at Ajax Downs

A Day of 'Firsts', and Longshots, at Ajax Downs

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It was a day of 'firsts' and plenty of longshots at Ajax Downs, on Day 10 of the 2022 Quarter Horse racing season at Ajax Downs, July 13

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Carneros Caps Huge Day at Ajax Downs for Kwiecien, Pascoe, and Bell

Carneros Caps Huge Day at Ajax Downs for Kwiecien, Pascoe, and Bell

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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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