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The QROOI Head Office is MOVING to Ajax Downs

Please be advised that the QROOI Head Office will be MOVING to Ajax Downs on Wednesday October 24th, 2018. Our new mailing address will be:

50 Alexander’s Crossing

Ajax ON L1Z 2E6

Our telephone, fax and email will all stay the same.

Ajax Downs will be staying open

Ajax Downs to remain open

Justin Picov from Picov Downs, Rod Phillips, Ajax MPP, Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Bob Broadstock, president of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario were in Ajax Tuesday morning for an announcement about Ajax Downs remaining open. – Ron Pietroniro/ Metroland

AJAX, ON – Today, The Hon. Rod Phillips announced that an agreement in principle has been reached that will allow for the continuation of operations
at Ajax Downs. Read More →

Horsemen’s Party in the VIP Room at Ajax Downs – October 27th 2018

Please be advised the QROOI will be hosting a Horsemen’s Party in the VIP Room at Ajax Downs on Saturday October 27 following the Annual Election Meeting to celebrate the end of the 2018 Racing Season. Cocktails and food will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Election Meeting – Saturday October 27th 2018

Notice to All Voting Members

The QROOI Annual Election Meeting of the members 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 October 27 at 1:00 PM, EDT in the Lower Level Meeting Room.
The Nominating Committee wishes to solicit nominations for two Directors, each for a term of three (3) years in order to continue a rotating Board, as provided for in By-law No 1A.
Existing Board Members; President Bob Broadstock, Vice President Erik Lehtinen and Director Ralph Pearson each have two (2) years remaining in their term; Directors Greg Watson and Bryanne Sheppard each have one (1) year remaining in their term.
Directors Gayle Sommer and Chantelle Bourgeois, whose term expires in October 2018, have agreed to run for a new 3-year term.
Voting members may nominate in writing, additional persons to stand for election. All such nominees must be voting members, qualified to be Directors of the Corporation and provide their consent to stand for election.
The successful eligible members will be appointed as Officers for the aforementioned three (3) year term based on most votes cast by eligible voting members present at the Annual Election Meeting in person or by Proxy.
Nominations whether mailed or delivered in person to the QROOI Head Office at, 11 Harwood Avenue South, Suite #202, Ajax ON, L1S 2B9 must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday October 12th, 2018.

2019 Stakes Race Press Release

The Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. Board of Directors at their meeting on September 15, 2018 voted to bring back the Ontario Bred series of Stakes races for the 2019 racing season. After the American Quarter Horse Association removed the regional qualifier races for the Bank of American racing challenge in 2018 the QROOI board saw an opportunity to put back a program that supports breeding of Ontario mares without any requirements on the location of the stallions. The 2019 Stakes program will have a total of 10 stakes, 3 Ontario Bred, 3 Ontario Sired, 3 Open Stakes along with the Alex Picov Championship race.


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the QROOI at 905-426-7050 or