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2022 News, Articles & Press Releases

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Ontario Bred Snow Moose and Jockey Brian Bell Power to Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Victory – October 26 2022
Ajax Downs’ Richest Race Headlines Closing Day – October 24 2022
Night Leader Shows the Way in $50,130 Ontario Sired Stakes Derby – October 19 2022
First Cold Wave and Night Leader Renew Rivalry in Ontario Sired Stakes Derby – October 18 2022
Had to Be Ivory Headlines Alex Picov Championship on Thanksgiving (and Pumpkin) Monday – October 7 2022
Valiant Chick Insnow, A Shades of Cold Win Alex Picov Futurity Trials – October 5 2022
Trials for $75,000 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Set for Wednesday, October 5 – October 4 2022
Ajax Downs’ Jockey Title Tightens With Four Racing Dates Remaining – September 28 2022
September 28 Feature at Ajax Downs a Nice Fit for Oh My Gawd September 27 2022
Had to Be Ivory Powers to Track Record Win in Distance Series – September 21 2022
Had to Be Ivory Seeks To Keep Winning Streak Going Against Pascoe Army – September 20 2022
Sour Candy Scores Sweet Victory in $27,585 Bonus Futurity For Wincikaby, Woodley September 14 2022
$25,000 Bonus Futurity Highlights September 14 card at Ajax Downs – September 13 2022
Eye Live for Candy Crushes Picov Derby Rivals on United Way Day – September 5 2022 
Pascoe Pair Top $57,510 Picov Derby on Race Day United Way! – September 1 2022
Young Trainer Lauren Spada Looking to Keep the Magic Going – August 30 2022  
Fans Flock to Family Fun Day at Ajax Downs; Ivory Rolls Again-August 22 2022
Family Fun Day and Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs This Sunday! – August 18 2022
Charlotte Gets the First Prize in the Ontario Sired Stakes Futurity at Ajax Downs – August 17 2022
Juveniles Contest $62,190 Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity at Ajax Downs Wednesday – August 16 2022
Ontario Bred Mare Night Fishn Upsets QROOI Sprint Series Final – August 10 2022
Carernos Seeks Sprint Series Sweep on Aug. 10 at Ajax Downs – August 9 2022
‘Ivory’ Coasts to 19th Career Win at Ajax Downs; Jockey Race Tightens Up – August 3 2022
Ontario Bred stars Had to Be Ivory, Countrys Comin Bac Headline August 3 Feature at Ajax Downs – Aug 1 2022
First Cold Wave Powers to Ontario Derby Victory – July 27 2022
Champion First Cold Wave Headlines $51,480 Ontario Bred Derby – July 25 2022
Historic Day at Ajax Downs – July 17 2022
Craft Brewery Day and the first Pari Mutuel ‘Hook’ Race at Ajax Downs – July 14 2022
A Day of ‘Firsts’, and Longshots, at Ajax Downs – July 13 2022
Silver Lyning Scoops $63,360 Ontario Bred Futurity for Michelle Woodley – July 6 2022
Firstprize Charlotte Headlines $63,360 Final of Ontario bred Futurity for 2-Year-Olds – July 4 2022
Carneros Caps Huge Day at Ajax Downs for Kwiecien, Pascoe, and Bell – June 29 2022
Sweet victory for Eye Live for Candy in $53,010 Princess Derby – June 19 2022
Owner Richard Wincikaby, trainer Michelle Woodley, Qualify Five Juveniles for Ontario Bred Futurity – June 15 2022
Oh Baby! Ontario Bred 2-Year-Olds in Trials for $60,0000 Futurity – June 14 2022
Young jockey Kerr Rides First Winner at Ajax Downs – June 8 2022
Bogar Farms Hope Heart of the Sun Shines at Ajax Downs on June 8 -June 7 2022
Had to Be Ivory Sails to Victory in the Picov Maturity – June 1 2022
Battle of Champions in Picov Maturity Highlight Super Ajax Card on June 1 – May 30 2022
Fans flock to Ajax Downs for Sunday Racing; Carneros Takes $19,780 Sprint Series #1 – May 23 2022
It’s Fan Appreciation Day Sunday At Ajax Downs – May 20 2022
First Win for First Time Owners at Ajax Downs/Mosquiera, Pascoe Win Three – May 18 2022
Ajax Downs Set For First Full Quarter Horse Racing Season in Two Years – May 9 2022
Ontario Bred Juvenile First Cold Wave Named Ajax Downs’ 2021 Horse of the Year – April 25 2022
Ajax Downs TV Host, Brampton writer up for Sovereign Media Award for Run with a Mighty Heart  – By Glenn Hendry

 

 



2021 News & Press Releases

Ajax Downs Wraps Up Successful 2021 Quarter Horse Season With First ‘Turn’ Race; Cory Spataro Wins His First Jockey Title –Nov 3 2021
Ajax Downs Wraps Up Successful 2021 Quarter Horse Season With a Big Racing Day and Sneak Peek into 2022 – Nov 1 2021
Ontario-Bred First Cold Wave Wins Thrilling Alex Picov Futurity, Richest Quarter Horse race in Canada –Oct 27 2021
Nine-year-old Fiesty Icon is King of the Gridiron Gallop – Oct 20 2021
Stakes stars Fiesty Icon and Maryland Magic get their first try at 110-yards in the Gridiron Gallop on October 20 –Oct 18 2021
Picov Maturity winner Firing Red Jess Takes Oct. 13 at Ajax Downs –Oct 13 2021
Night Fishn Looks to Reel In Rivals in Ajax Downs Feature Oct. 13 – Oct 11 2021
SW The Redeemer, Lethal Tres Seis Win Alex Picov Futurity Trials; Spy for the Senate Completes Distance Series – Oct 6 2021
Trials for $100,000 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Set for October 6 – Oct 4 2021
Streakinlilwagon Races to Picov Derby Victory; ‘Ivory’ Takes Maturity – Sept 29 2021
Streakinlilwagon Favoured for Re-Scheduled $61,020 Picov Derby, Sept. 29 – Sept 27 2021
Streakinlilwagon Looks to Continue Streak in $61,020 Picov Derby – Sept 20 2021
First Cold Wave Sizzles in $65,520 Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity –Sept 15 2021
First Cold Wave Favoured in $60,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity – Sept 13 2021
Maryland Magic upsets $20,760 Sprint Series; Cory Spataro has second straight four-win day –Sept 8 2021
Jess a Sweet Surprize Seeks Sweep of Sprint Series – Sept 6 2021
Picov Derby Trials Set Up for Fantastic Final – Sept 1 2021
Top 3-Year-Olds Battle in Picov Derby Trials at Ajax Downs – Aug 30 2021
Jason Pascoe Juveniles Win Both Trials for Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity at Ajax Downs -Aug 25 2021 
Sixteen 2-year-olds in two Time Trials for $60,000-added Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity August 25 -Aug 23 2021
Feisty Icon Bounces Back to Take $42,120 Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity  -Aug 18 2021
Firing Red Jess Looks to Double Up in $42,120 Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity at Ajax Downs, Aug. 18 -Aug 16 2021
Countryfried Chicken takes Ontario Bred Derby; champion Had to Be Ivory Sets Track Record in Distance Series -Aug 11 2021 
Competitive Field of 10 Set for $57,060 Ontario Bred Derby – Aug 9 2021
Night Leader Scores 8 to 1 Upset in $61,020 Ontario Bred Futurity at Ajax Downs – Aug 4 2021
Ontario Bred Two-Year-Olds Compete in $61,020 Futurity – Aug 2 2021
Exciting Ontario Bred Derby Trials Set Up for Fabulous $55,000 Final on Aug. 11 -July 28 2021
AQHA Article – Second-Career Star: Grabin Courage
Nineteen Starters Compete in Two Trials for $50,000 Ontario Bred Derby -July 26 2021
Track record-setting victory for Jess a Sweet Suprize in the $19,890 Sprint Series – July 21 2021

Country Boy 123, Jess a Sweet Suprize Meet in Sprint Series #2 – July 19 2021
Jessaprimadonna Struts Her Stuff in $51,660 Princess Derby at Ajax Downs – July 14 2021
Ice Cream Cartel Will Try to Lick the Competition in $51,660 Princess Derby – July 12, 20
Ice Cream Cartel and Jessaprimadonna Take Princess Derby Trials – June 30 2021
Trials for $50,000 Princess Derby Set for June 30 at Ajax Downs – June 28 2021
Spy for the Senate Upsets the Champions, Helen Vanek Rides 4 Winners – June 23 2021
Feisty Icon and Had to Be Ivory, the last two Ajax Downs Horses of the Year, Square Off – June 20, 2021
Ajax Downs Opens 2021 Quarter Horse Season, Jockey Isaacs Wins First 3 Races of Career – June 16 2021
Familiar faces, new faces mark the return of the Quarter Horses to Ajax Downs 2021 –June 13 2021





2020 News & Press Releases
Jess Carolinas Award Takes $54,650 OSS Derby; Walton Captures Jockey Title at Ajax Downs for 2020 – Oct 26 2020
$54,650 Ontario Sired Stakes Derby Highlights Huge Final Day of Ajax Downs Season – Oct 23 2020
Hanover Hill Theresa Takes $64,700 Ontario Sired Stakes Futurity for Picov Cattle Company – Oct 19 2020
Bogie Wheels Looks to Speed Away in the $60,000 Ontario Sired Futurity Monday at Ajax Downs –Oct 16 2020
Fiesty Icon Upsets Country Boy 123 in $54,650 Alex Picov Memorial Championship – Oct 12 2020
Country Boy 123 goes for 4th straight Alex Picov Memorial Championship Monday, Oct. 12 – Oct 9 2020
Streakinlilwagon rolls to big win over colts in $115,600 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity – Oct 5 2020
$100,000 Alex Picov Futurity Showcases Ontario’s Top 2-Year-Olds –Oct 2 2020
EC Greys Anatomy Wins Wild Finish – Countrys Comin Bac springs 10 to 1 Upset in Ontario Bred Maturity – Sept 28 2020
One Kool Dynasty, Eazy Street Square Off in $50,000 Picov Derby – Plus $40,000 Ontario Bred Maturity Final  – Sept 25 2020
Jockey Cory Spataro Rides 5 Straight Winners and Country Boy 123 Wins Again – Sept 21 2020
Country Boy 123, Canada’s Richest Quarter Horse Goes for 27th Win in Monday’s Feature – Sept 18 2020
Fillies Streakinlilwagon, Ah Candyland win Trials for $100,000 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Final on Big Day at Ajax Downs –Sept 14 2020
Six Time Trials for Three Stakes Races Highlight Huge 10-race Card – Sept 11 2020
Tony Phillips Rides 4 Winners, Owner James Bogar Wins 3 On Labour Day – Sept 7 2020
From 0 to 60 in the Gridiron Gallop! Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs returns to Monday schedule – Sept 3 2020
Hanover Hill Chalsee wins Ontario Bred Derby for Picov Cattle Company – Sept 2 2020
A Dynasty in the Making?  $56,300 Ontario Bred Derby Headlines Sept. 2 Race Day at Ajax Downs – Aug 31 2020
Twixt of Fate Lands $66,000 Ontario Bred Futurity by a Nose -Aug 26 2020
Twixt of Fate Headlines $66,000 Ontario Bred Futurity Wednesday – Aug 24 2020
Hanover Hill Chalsee, One Kool Dynasty win Ontario Bred Derby Trials;Country Boy 123 sails to second easy win in a week –Aug 19 2020
Ontario Bred Derby Trials Wednesday and Country Boy 123 headlines Sprint Series – Aug 17 2020
Country Boy 123 returns home a winner; Streakinlilwagon Captures $16,000 QROOI Overnight Dash –Aug 12 2020
Country Boy 123 Makes First 2020 Ajax Downs Appearance/ 2-Year-Olds Compete in QROOI Overnight Feature – Aug 10 2020
Ontario-bred One Kool Dynasty captures $54,550 Princess Derby; Shake It Twice wins thrilling Ontario Sired Stakes Maturity – Aug 5 2020
Who will win the Princess Derby, Plus Ontario Sired Maturity, Trials for Ont. Bred Futurity – Aug 3 2020
Don Reid Returns to the Winner’s Circle with Marianita CSJ – July 29 2020
$18,000 Overnight Series Offers Big Payday for Ontario Quarter Horse Owners – July 26 2020
Virtuosi, Tempting First Dash win Princess Derby Trials, 10 finalists set for Aug. 5 – July 22 2020
Princess Derby Trials Headline Big Card at Ajax Downs July 22 – July 19 2020
Cassandra Jeschke Rides Three Winners Including the 150th of Career – July 15 2020
One Famous Glass, Horse of the Year 2013, Returns to Ajax Downs – July 12 2020
‘Spy’ Sizzles in Distance Series Stakes; 3 wins for Pontypool’s PascoeJuly 8 2020
It’s Magic Time; Three-race Distance Series Begins July 8 – July 5 2020
Had to Be Ivory Wins Thrilling Renewal of Picov Maturity – July 2 2019
Fiesty Icon Rolls to 18th Career Victory and New Owners Syndicate Has Big Win – June 24 2020
Fiesty Icon and Ghost Pines Continue Rivalry – June 22 2020
‘Ivory’ Towers Over Rivals On a Super Day of Racing at Ajax Downs – June 17 2020
Horse of the Year Had to Be Ivory Returns – June 14 2020
The Quarter Horses Are Back in Town! – June 10 2020
Racing Returns to Ajax Downs! Quarter Horses are Back June 10 – June 5 2020
51st season of Ajax Downs Quarter Horse Racing Set for June 10, 2020 – May 25 2020
QROOI/Ajax Downs Press Release – March 24th 2020
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