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Children’s Jumping Team Golden At North American Youth Championships Jumping

Children’s Jumping Team Golden At North American Youth Championships Jumping

Traverse City, MI, August 12, 2022 – The Children’s Jumping Team of Mathilde Candele, Livia Martin, Taylor Wood and Tristan Tobin captured the gold medal in an exciting two rounds and jump-off on August 11 at the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) in Traverse City, Michigan.

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Ontario Bred Mare Night Fishn Upsets QROOI Sprint Series Final

Ontario Bred Mare Night Fishn Upsets QROOI Sprint Series Final

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

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

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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Children’s Jumping Team Golden At North American Youth Championships Jumping

Children’s Jumping Team Golden At North American Youth Championships Jumping

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, western riding

Traverse City, MI, August 12, 2022 – The Children’s Jumping Team of Mathilde Candele, Livia Martin, Taylor Wood and Tristan Tobin captured the gold medal in an exciting two rounds and jump-off on August 11 at the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) in Traverse City, Michigan.

Read more

Ontario Bred Mare Night Fishn Upsets QROOI Sprint Series Final

Ontario Bred Mare Night Fishn Upsets QROOI Sprint Series Final

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

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.

Read more


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