Frequently Asked Questions

What is Quarter Horse Racing?

The Quarter horse is an American Breed of horse that has a mix of bloodlines which produced more compact, heavily muscled horses that could run short distanced faster than any other horse. The modern Quarter horse has a small, short, refined head with a straight profile, and a strong, well-muscled body, featuring a broad chest and powerful rounded hindquarters. They usually stand between 14 and 16 hands (56 to 64 inches, 142 to 163cm) high, although some may grow as tall as 17 hand (68inches, 173cm). The name Quarter Horse came from the horses’ ability to outrun other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less, some have been clocked at speeds of up to 55mph (88.5km/h). They have long legs and are leaner than other breeds, but are still characterized by muscular hindquarters and powerful legs. Their ability to sprint has earned them the nickname of “World’s fastest athlete”

The Quarter horse is best known as a race horse, but is also known as show horses, cutting horses, rodeo horses, as well as barrel racing, calf roping,  trail riding and all round family horses. Quarter horses are also used in mounted police units!  

How much does it cost to get in?

Parking and admission are always free.

Can I bring my Children?

Yes, Ajax Downs Racetrack is very family/children friendly and offers family fun entertainment and kids will love our mascot AJ. However, children are not allowed on the Casino Ajax Slots gaming floor or into the off track betting area. You must be over 18 years to place a wager at the mutuel windows. You must be 19 or older to enter the slot areas. 

Are the track and patio accessible?

Yes, shuttle buses patrol the parking lot and a wheelchair accessible elevator is available for the patio and tarmac

Can I bring my pet?

Due to the proximity to the horses, no pets are allowed at Ajax Downs. Service animals are always welcome but may be asked to keep at a distance from the horses for safety reasons.

Is there Food & Beverage service?

Yes, on the patio is a BBQ that serves Hamburgers/Hot Dogs and other food items as well as Pop, water & Alcoholic Beverages.

For more intricate meals, the Gateway restaurant and upper patio has a full service menu and bar.

I’m interested in purchasing a retired racehorse for a pleasure horse. Is there anyone that can help me?

Please contact the QROOI at or 905-426-7050

I don’t know how to bet, is there somewhere for me to learn?

We have designated booth called How To Bet 101, were our friendly and helpful staff will assist with you with any questions you have. They are always located at the side of the grandstand. Also, check out our “1st time visit” section under the “Plan your visit” header on our website for tips and insight before you arrive.  

Do you sell Merchandise?

Yes, we have a wide variety of merchandise such as, Jackets, Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, and a wide variety of other souvenir items. Currently we do not sell online please visit the merchandise booth on race days.


Prohibited Items?

Balls, balloons, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, Frisbees, flags, kites. We may also ask you to remove any items that we feel is unsafe around the horse.



At this time, Ajax Downs, does not provide free WIFI service.


Can pictures be taken at Ajax Downs?

Yes. Customers are welcome to use cameras and/or camcorders while visiting Ajax Downs Race Track. However, please refrain from using flashes around the horses, and from taking pictures of other customers.


Are there any Bank Machines at Ajax Downs?

Yes, we offer 2 bank machines located in our Simulcast Area.


Can I book Birthday/Group Party or Corporate Party?

Yes, we over group packages please visit the event link on our website.

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