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System Equine Expands Manufacturing Capabilities with New State-of-the-Art Facility in Fergus, Ontario

System Equine Expands Manufacturing Capabilities with New State-of-the-Art Facility in Fergus, Ontario

Fergus, Ontario – System Equine has announced the opening of their new 32,000 sq ft manufacturing building in Fergus, Ontario.

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Fabulous Ontario Bred Futurity Trials for Juveniles Highlight July 10 Racing at Ajax Downs

Fabulous Ontario Bred Futurity Trials for Juveniles Highlight July 10 Racing at Ajax Downs

AJAX DOWNS, JULY 9 2024 - Fourteen Ontario-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses will contest two Trials for the $55,000-added Ontario Bred Futurity this Wednesday, July 10 at Ajax Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers will advance to the final on July 31.

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David Arcand Dominates $50,000 Brookstreet Grand Prix at Ottawa Summer Tournament

David Arcand Dominates $50,000 Brookstreet Grand Prix at Ottawa Summer Tournament

Ottawa, Ontario – Isabelle Lapierre of Lévis, QC, claimed victory in the $10,000 Pommies Cider Co. Open Hunter Derby on Friday, July 5, during the Ottawa Summer Tournament I held at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.

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Isabelle Lapierre Lands Hunter Derby Win at Ottawa Summer Tournament

Isabelle Lapierre Lands Hunter Derby Win at Ottawa Summer Tournament

Ottawa, Ontario – Isabelle Lapierre of Lévis, QC, claimed victory in the $10,000 Pommies Cider Co. Open Hunter Derby on Friday, July 5, during the Ottawa Summer Tournament I held at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.

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System Equine Expands Manufacturing Capabilities with New State-of-the-Art Facility in Fergus, Ontario

System Equine Expands Manufacturing Capabilities with New State-of-the-Art Facility in Fergus, Ontario

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, Reviews

Fergus, Ontario – System Equine has announced the opening of their new 32,000 sq ft manufacturing building in Fergus, Ontario.

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Fabulous Ontario Bred Futurity Trials for Juveniles Highlight July 10 Racing at Ajax Downs

Fabulous Ontario Bred Futurity Trials for Juveniles Highlight July 10 Racing at Ajax Downs

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

AJAX DOWNS, JULY 9 2024 - Fourteen Ontario-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses will contest two Trials for the $55,000-added Ontario Bred Futurity this Wednesday, July 10 at Ajax Downs. The 10 fastest qualifiers will advance to the final on July 31.

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