December 21, 2020 | Racing , Racing | Racing , Racing
The American Quarter Horse Association has confirmed that Milena Kwiecien’s Carneros, a 2015 brown gelding, has set a new 110-yard world record of :6.770.
Carneros set the record on June 16, 2019, while racing at Ajax Downs in an allowance race.
The horse was bred by Stone Chase Stables LLC and is by champion Prospect To The Top. He is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Valiant Hero mare Cakebread And Thou.
He was trained in this start by Jason Pascoe and ridden by Ed Walton.
Carneros has won 10 of his 31 career starts, with nine additional placings. He has earned $86,326. The short-distance specialist earlier this year won the 110-yard OROOI Sprint Series #1 Stakes.
The previous 110-yard record holder was Jakes Charming Jody, who in 2012 ran the distance at Remington Park in :6.784.
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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 virtually on Sunday October 18th at 1:00 PM, EDT via Microsoft Teams ONLY.
The Nominating Committee wishes to solicit nominations for one President and 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 Chantelle Bourgeois and Director Ralph Pearson, whose term expires in October 2020, have agreed to run for a new 3-year term. There is an additional vacancy for an additional Director.
James Bogar has one (1) year remaining in his term; Directors Amanda McCormack and Scott Reid each have two (2) years remaining in their 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. The Director position that receives the least number of shares will be for a (1) year term.
Nominations whether mailed or delivered in person to the QROOI Head Office at 50 Alexander’s Crossing, Ajax ON, L1Z 2E6 must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday October 1st, 2020.
Notice to the Industry
It is a requirement of the Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) that an ownership entity enrolling a horse in the Program or otherwise receiving benefits from the Program must be licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
Formerly, all licenses expired in March of each racing year, resulting in delays in obtaining license renewals. As a result, QHRIDP participants were granted an extension with respect to this requirement.
Recently the AGCO changed its policy such that individual Quarter Horse licences now expire on the licensee’s birth date. Licenses can be renewed at any time through the AGCO Head Offi
Accordingly, going forward, the QHRIDP will require that any ownership entity enrolling horses in the Program be licensed as at the date of enrollment. Horses will not be enrolled until the owner holds a current AGCO license.
For further information, please contact:
Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development 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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