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Annual General Meeting/Horsemen’s Party – April 27th 2019

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 27th, 2019, 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 2019 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 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. Grooms, Exercise Riders and Assistant Trainers memberships are free but forms still need to be filled out through Monique.
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 Payment may also be made at the meeting by credit card, cheque or cash.
We will have a Horsemen’s Party with food and refreshments following the AGM at Ajax Downs in the VIP Room. Look forward to seeing you there!!!

Banquet 2019

The QROOI 2018 Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 16th 2019 at the Ajax Convention Centre, 500 Beck Crescent in Ajax. The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7 pm.

Funeral Arrangements for John Campitelli

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Long-Time QROOI member John Campitelli.   John was one of the founding members of the QROOI back in the 1960’s, He raced Quarter Horses from his family farm on Kennedy Road in Scarborough, a property that is still owned by the family and which is the current home of Snow City Marine Cycle.  John’s passion for horse racing was life long, having raced QH’s from the 60’s to the 80s and then moving on to Thoroughbreds while his wife Lena continued to be involved in Quarter Horse racing through to 2013.

John is remembered fondly by QROOI members for always offering a helping hand, including being part of the installation crew of the safety rail on the old ‘J’ track, as well as purchasing, delivering and setting up the old mutual building with Ralph Pearson. Said building currently remains on site behind the entranceway to the new facility.    Every Christmas John would make the rounds to friends, farms and businesses to deliver his homemade Wine and Olive Oil.  Johns infectious smile, jovial laugh and famous stories will be missed by all who had the chance to hear them.

Funeral Arrangements can be found here:

Information Bulletin No. 67

Information Bulletin No. 67 – Introduction of Hair Sample Testing for Quarter Horses Read More →

2018 Awards Banquet – Saturday February 16th 2019

The QROOI 2018 Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday February 16th 2019 at the Ajax Convention Centre, 500 Beck Crescent in Ajax. Ticket costs will be $25.00 each which includes HST. You can purchase your tickets at the QROOI Head Office or by credit card. Please contact Monique at (905) 426-7050.
A group block of 20 hotel rooms for the banquet have been reserved at Ajax Hilton Inn, 500 Beck Crescent, Ajax and Homewood Suites, 600 Beck Crescent To book a room please contact the Hilton at (905) 686-9400 or Homewood at (866) 460-7456. Get a discounted room by reserving under the “QROOI” group rate.

We encourage you to review the points on our QROOI website. You can find these summaries at on the homepage under the tab ‘Racing Info’, drop down box will bring you to ‘Point Standings’. Please ensure that your points are correct for year end awards.