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Ajax Downs Completes Memorable 50th Anniversary Season

AJAX DOWNS, OCTOBER 21, 2019 

Ajax Downs 50 years Racetrack

Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs wrapped up for 2019 at Ajax Downs on Oct. 21, the track’s 50th anniversary of racing in Ontario. Read More →

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 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. 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 qrooiheadoffice@gmail.com. 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!!!

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 →

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 →

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 →