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Snow Moose Conquers Had to Be Ivory in Ontario Bred Maturity

Snow Moose Conquers Had to Be Ivory in Ontario Bred Maturity

AJAX DOWNS, JULY 17, 2024 - In a surprising upset, SNOW MOOSE, the 2023 Horse of the Year at Ajax Downs, defeated two-time Horse of the Year HAD TO BE IVORY in the 13th edition of the Ontario Bred Maturity on July 17.

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Steel City Spin A Success

Steel City Spin A Success

We’ve been hosting Reining and Ranch shows at Ancaster since 2021, two a year starting in 2022. Each year and each show we learn something new, but June… surprised us with how big it was! Plus, the weather was spectacular, after a dodgy start to June we had amazing sun and temperatures the whole show.

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Had to Be Fabulous Headlines Ontario Bred Futurity Trials, brother 'Ivory' entered in Maturity

Had to Be Fabulous Headlines Ontario Bred Futurity Trials, brother 'Ivory' entered in Maturity

AJAX DOWNS, JULY 16, 2024 - Two Trials for the $55,000 Ontario Bred Futurity plus the $39,960 Ontario Bred Maturity, featuring the great Had to Be Ivory, highlight an action-packed card of racing at Ajax Downs this Wednesday, July 17.

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Review: The Horse Who Wanted To Fly 

Review: The Horse Who Wanted To Fly 

Ottawa, Ontario – David Arcand of Boisbriand, QC, won the $50,000 RBC Grand Prix on Sunday, July 14, to close out the two-week Ottawa Summer Tournaments at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.

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Snow Moose Conquers Had to Be Ivory in Ontario Bred Maturity

Snow Moose Conquers Had to Be Ivory in Ontario Bred Maturity

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

AJAX DOWNS, JULY 17, 2024 - In a surprising upset, SNOW MOOSE, the 2023 Horse of the Year at Ajax Downs, defeated two-time Horse of the Year HAD TO BE IVORY in the 13th edition of the Ontario Bred Maturity on July 17.

Read more

Steel City Spin A Success

Steel City Spin A Success

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

We’ve been hosting Reining and Ranch shows at Ancaster since 2021, two a year starting in 2022. Each year and each show we learn something new, but June… surprised us with how big it was! Plus, the weather was spectacular, after a dodgy start to June we had amazing sun and temperatures the whole show.

Read more


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