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Notice to the Industry

Ontario-racingThe Ontario government has announced a long-term funding agreement for the horse racing industry that will provide up to $105 million each year over 19 years, beginning in 2019. This agreement is aimed at strengthening and sustaining horse racing and breeding in Ontario. It will provide nearly two decades of stable funding to increase the vitality of the industry in the province. Read More →

PRESS RELEASE: PROVINCE ANNOUNCES LONG TERM FUNDING FOR QUARTER HORSE RACING

PRESS RELEASE: PROVINCE ANNOUNCES LONG TERM FUNDING FOR QUARTER HORSE RACING

During a press conference today the Provincial government announced a funding plan for horse racing that will provide a stable foundation for our industry to grow for the next twenty years. An increase from the Horse Racing Partnership Plan to $105 million dollars per year, provided some much needed additional funds dedicated to the smaller racetracks in the province. Read More →

Title for leading rider is still up for grabs

AJAX DOWNS – TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2017 – Three wins by jockey BRIAN BELL and two by CASSANDRA JESCHKE on Monday, Oct. 23 brought both riders to 31 victories for this year’s AJAX DOWNS QUARTER HORSE SEASON, within three of leading rider RAMIRO CASTILLO. Read More →

October 23-Ajax Downs Ajax Bell Jeschke close gap

Three wins by jockey BRIAN BELL and two by CASSANDRA JESCHKE on Monday Oct. 23 brought both riders to 31 victories for this year’s AJAX DOWNS QUARTER HORSE SEASON, within 3 of leading rider RAMIRO CASTILLO.
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Two Mondays Left of Quarter Horse Racing

There are just two Monday’s of Quarter Horse racing remaining at Ajax Downs for the 2017 season and plenty of action remaining.
Monday, October 23 has a 10-race card and one of the biggest battles will be for leading jockey.
Going into the last two days (Oct. 30 closes the season), Ramiro Castillo has 34 wins, just head of Cassandra Jeschke and Tony Phillips who are tied with 29 and Brian Bell, who has 28.
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