Author Archive for Monique Mcnamara

PRESS RELEASE Quarter Racers Congratulate Doug Ford and New Ajax MPP Rod Phillips on Win

Ajax — Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. is congratulating Doug Ford on his party’s election win last night and welcomes new Ajax MPP, Rod Phillips. Read More →

An Ontario PC Government will immediately begin work to bring back the Slots at Racetracks Program

Much-needed support for Ajax Downs 

Today, Rod Phillips announced that an Ontario PC government will immediately begin work to bring back the Slots-at-Racetracks Program (SARP).

“An Ontario PC government is going to work to bring this program back and help quarter horse racing thrive and grow in Durham Region. I have been working with Bob Broadstock and the quarter horse people for months, to find practical, achievable solutions to save the industry here in Durham.

“Quarter horse racing is responsible for 1700 jobs in Durham Region, and the revenue from the slots has helped keep property taxes lower. Without the slots, the Town of Ajax stands to lose $8 million in revenue yearly.

“In 2012, the minority Liberal Government, including Dalton McGuinty, Kathleen Wynne and Joe Dickson, passed their budget through the Legislature – which included the decision to kill SARP. Rather than voting against the budget, and stopping the gutting of the horse racing industry, the NDP, led by Andrea Horwath, abstained and propped up the government. In 2015, MPP Joe Dickson, signed a letter supporting the Durham Live proposal.

“The Ontario PCs will launch a working group to consult with the horse racing community and gaming proponents to bring slots back to racetracks as quickly possible.

“Only the Ontario PCs are committed to bringing this important program back. The NDP are waffling and refusing to commit.”

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March 20th 2018 – Approved 2018 Stakes Program

The QROOI 2018 Stakes Program has been approved. Please see our Stakes Program on the QROOI website for dates and fee payments. Stakes booklets are being printed this week and will be available at the end of the week. Monique will also have booklets at the Horsemen’s Party Saturday March 24th, 2018.

Trainers Seminar – Saturday May 5th 2018

Please be advised the QROOI has scheduled their trainers seminar for Saturday May 5th 2018. If you would like to attend please contact the QROOI Head office at 905-426-7050 or by email to Monique at qrooiheadoffice@gmail.com

Horsemen’s AGM – Saturday April 21st 2018

Notice is given that the Annual Business Meeting of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (the “Corporation”) will be held at Ajax Downs, 50 Alexander’s Crossing, Ajax ON, L1Z 2E6 on Saturday April 21, 2018, Eastern Time in the Lower Level Meeting Room, at the hour of 1:00 PM.

Please be advised this is a closed meeting for current 2018 QROOI Members only.

Memberships can be renewed or purchased one hour prior to the meeting start, outside the Lower Level Meeting Room. You can also purchase your membership through the QROOI Head Office at any time during regular business hours. Membership forms are available through the association’s website at www.qrooi.com on the home page under the Racing Info tab.  If you would like a membership form mailed to you please contact the QROOI Head Office at (905) 426-7050. Please note membership costs are $50. We will not be charging HST going forward.

For your convenience payment for memberships can be made at the Head Office by debit, credit card, cheque or cash. You can contact the office by telephone at (905) 426-7050 or by email at qrooiheadoffice@gmail.com. Payment may also be made at the meeting by credit card, cheque or cash.

We look forward to seeing all QROOI Members at this meeting.