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2024 News, Articles & Press Releases

Jan 18 2024 – Ontario Bred SNOW MOOSE voted AQHA Canadian Champion








2023 News, Articles & Press Releases

Sugarmans Delight Wins For His Sire ‘Perry’ – October 31 2023
Hawkin the Straw Takes Futurity, Brian Bell Wins Leading Jockey and first Battle of the Breeds is a Hit! – October 25 2023
Come out to Ajax Downs’ closing day, Oct. 25, to see Quarter Horses take on Thoroughbreds; plus the rich Alex Picov Memorial Futurity – October 24 2023
Dreams Come True; Adreamtobuildakisson Wins OSS Derby for Angelle Carter – October 18 2023
Will A Shades of Cold Get Hot in Derby? Who Is Going to Win The Heated Jockey Race?- October 17 2023
Drama-filled Alex Picov Memorial Championship Leads to Dead Heat in 50th edition Quarter Horse classic – October 9 2023
Race for the United Way Day, Pumpkin Giveaway and 50th Alex Picov Memorial Championship, Thanksgiving Monday at Ajax Downs – October 6 2023 –
Juveniles Compete in Trials for Alex Picov Futurity on Wednesday – October 3 2023
‘Dream’ Horse for Angelle Carter Advances to OSS Derby Final –September 27 2023 
Ontario Sires Stakes Derby Trials- Exciting Day for Peggy Burne – September 26 2023
Dark N Stormy a Star on the Rise; Ajax Downs Approved for Battle of the Breeds Races – September 20 2023
Jockey Race Heats Up at Ajax Downs – September 19 2023
Young horsewomen Lauren Spada, Rachael Isaacs, Win First Stakes Races – September 13 2023
Picov Derby, Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity Highlight Big Card Wednesday at Ajax Downs – September 12 2023
First Cold Wave Sizzles In Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity – September 3 2023
It’s Fan Appreciation Day at Ajax Downs on September 3 – August 31 2023
Families cram Ajax Downs for Family Fun Day and Norman Picov is Remembered – August 27 2023
Family Fun Day for the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation this Sunday; Snow Moose Goes for 5 in a Row – August 25 2023
Pretty Magicall, General Skywalker Win Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity Trials – August 23 2023
Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity Trials Draw 17 Entries – August 22 2023
Sweet Return for Eye Live for Candy in Princess Maturity – August 16 2023
Had to Be Ivy Storms to Princess Derby Victory – August 9 2023
How Sweet It Is: Snow Magically Sweet Is 1st Stake Winners for Young Rider Alexis Sanchez – August 2 2023
$58,095 Final of the Ontario Bred Futurity Headlines Ajax Downs Race Day, August 2 – August 1 2023
Owner/Trainer James Bogar Wins Four, Brian Bell Rides Three Winners on Exciting Ajax Downs Afternoon – July 26 2023
Big fields for Halfway Mark of Ajax Downs Season, July 26 – July 25 2023
Had to Be Ivory Romps in Ontario Bred Maturity for 8th Straight Victory – July 16 2023
‘Sugar’ is Sweet in Ontario Bred Futurity Trials – July 12 2023
Future Stars: Ontario Bred Futurity Trials at Ajax Downs on July 12 – July 11 2023
Snow Moose Bulls His Way to Ontario Bred Derby Win – July 5 2023
Snow Moose Looms Large in $56,340 Ontario Bred Derby at Ajax Downs July 5 – July 4 2023
General Skywalker Stars in Stallion Auction Futurity; Cheeko Malo Wins for Bogar – June 28 2023
$36,380 Stallion Auction Futurity, $31,320 Final for ‘Never Better Than 79 Speed Index’ Top Big Quarter Horse Card – June 27 2023
Jockey Brian Bell Wins 5 races Including $29,880 Bonus Futurity on Crypto Train – June 18 2023
Fabulous Father’s Day Racing at Ajax Downs, June 18 – June 17 2023
On tap June 14, Bonus Futurity, Ontario Bred Derby Trials, and the Five Fillies – June 13 2023
Aquatica, Joe Checkers Take Trials for New Speed Index Stakes race at Ajax Downs – June 7 2023
Trials for $30,000 Maturity for Speed Index Horses On Tap June 7 – June 6 2023
New Owner Brad Clark of Kawartha Lakes Celebrates First Win With ‘Moonbar’ – May 31 2023
Peterborough’s Michelle Olson Starts First Horse at Ajax Downs May 31 – May 30 2023
Ontario bred Snow Moose Ices the Competition in Open Derby – May 24 2023
Horse of the Year Had to Be Ivory Stretches Winning Streak to Seven – May 18 2023
Norman Picov Maturity Highlights May 17 card at Ajax Downs – May 16 2023
Sunshine and Smiles on Opening Day at Ajax Downs – May 10 2023
Remembering Norman Picov – April 13 2023
Had to Be Ivory Named Ajax Downs 2022 Horse of the Year – Feb 19 2023
Ontario Racing: Cold Hard Dash Tops Most Recent Leading Sire List by Percentage of Winners

2022 

Interview on Ponies 24-7 The Radio Magazine with Brian Bell!
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






QROOI/Ajax Downs Press Release – March 24th 2020
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