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Heritage Place January Sale

**Coming up Wednesday, Jan. 18, the AQHA AWARDS for Quarter Horseracing, see what Canadian-breds are up for Canadian AQHA Horse of the year…

**Canadian horsepeople are in OK for Heritage Place January Sale beginning on Thursday! Read More →

Ian Wright Farewell

Ian Wright Farewell January 19, 2018 drop in from 4 – 9 pm at Oasis Bar And Grill Read More →

January 9th, 2018 – 2018-19 Quarter Horse Program Approved

The 2018-19 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) has been approved by Ontario Racing. The 2018-19 QHRIDP was planned based on the recommendations of the Quarter Horse Advisory Group.

The main QHRIDP components will remain similar to prior years, with the 2018-19 program projected to provide over $3.5 million in total purses and incentives.

New to the QHRIDP, a Mare Breeding Incentive will be introduced to encourage breeding of QH mares in Ontario. The goal of the new program is to increase the future racing population by providing a $1,000 incentive to eligible participants upon breeding a mare. To accommodate the budget expenditures for the Mare Breeding Incentive, the Breeders Awards and Stallion Awards were cut by 10% to $400k and $40k, respectively.

The Third Start Bonus, which provides a $1,000 incentive to the trainer of record on the completion of three starts at Ajax Downs during the season, will be continued into 2018-19. The incentive will introduce a maximum cap of $10,000 to any one trainer.

To support increased program participation, late enrolments will now be allowed subject to a late fee. The fee for filing a late Stallion Enrolment (after January 15 for active stallions) will be $200.  Broodmare enrolments may be filed after foaling, with no time limit, upon paying a late fee of $200 and providing proof of residency.


Had to Be Ivory is the real deal; Country Boy 123 keeps his crown

AJAX DOWNS, OCTOBER 9, 2017 – A new champion was crowned and a reigning champion kept his title on an incredible day of Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs on holiday Monday, October 9.

HAD TO BE IVORY, one of the most exciting young horses to be seen at Ajax in almost a decade, kept his unbeaten record unblemished with a three-quarter length score in the $119,750 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity, the richest race for Quarter Horses in Canada. Read More →

Ice Fishn Monday’s featured race worth $22,000.


AJAX DOWNS – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 – On a sizzling hot afternoon at Ajax Downs, the filly Ice Fishn cooled her rivals with a victory in Monday’s featured race worth $22,000. Read More →