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Rankins Host Successful Open House

Rankins Host Successful Open House

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

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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Erynn Ballard a 5* Runner-Up No More

Erynn Ballard a 5* Runner-Up No More

Erynn Ballard (CAN), a new member of the MLSJ Roadrunners, checked winning a five-star off her bucket list in the $340,000 Cabana Coast 5* Grand Prix during Leg 1 of the 2024 Major League Show Jumping season in Vancouver, BC.

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David Arcand Jumps to Grand Prix Victory in Nation’s Capital

David Arcand Jumps to Grand Prix Victory in Nation’s Capital

Ottawa, Ontario – David Arcand of Boisbriand, QC, led the victory gallop after winning the $25,000 Grand Prix held on Saturday, May 25, at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.

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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).

Read more

Azures Royalty Seeks to Reclaim Battle of the Breeds Title

Azures Royalty Seeks to Reclaim Battle of the Breeds Title

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

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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