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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

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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RCMP Musical Ride Performing at Erin Fairgrounds Erin, Ontario on Saturday, August 27, 2022

RCMP Musical Ride Performing at Erin Fairgrounds Erin, Ontario on Saturday, August 27, 2022

Residents and visitors are invited to come out to see the world-renowned troop of 29 horses and riders perform at the Erin Agricultural Society/Erin Fairgrounds.

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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

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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American and South African win world’s toughest horse race

American and South African win world’s toughest horse race

After a two year absence, the world’s longest and toughest horse race, The Mongol Derby, has been thundering across Mongolia’s steppe for the last eight days. In one of the closest ever races, an American and South African rode in joint winners yesterday.

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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

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

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.

Read more

RCMP Musical Ride Performing at Erin Fairgrounds Erin, Ontario on Saturday, August 27, 2022

RCMP Musical Ride Performing at Erin Fairgrounds Erin, Ontario on Saturday, August 27, 2022

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-shows-clinics

Residents and visitors are invited to come out to see the world-renowned troop of 29 horses and riders perform at the Erin Agricultural Society/Erin Fairgrounds.

Read more


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