Jason Pascoe sends out 5 winners on 8 race-card at Ajax Downs
Ajax Downs, August 13, 2017 – Jason Pascoe had a day at the races he will never forget.
The 44-year-old horse owner and trainer from Pontypool, Ontario won five of the eight Quarter Horse races at Ajax Downs on Sunday, August 13 including both major stakes races.
Pascoe saddled the 2-year-old Too Much White to win the $72,550 Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity for owner Gary McNichol of Cobourg, ON, and LS Prince to win the $30,420 Adequan Derby Challenge for owner Milena Kwiecien or Burlington. In fact, Pascoe and Kwiecien were responsible for the first three finishers in the Derby as Denali Teller Off and Maryland Magic completed the triactor.
LS Prince, who was ridden by Josh Scott, his first stakes win as a rider, has now earned a berth to the $180,000 (US) final of the Adequan Derby at Prairie Meadows in Iowa on Oct. 14.
Pascoe’s main jockey, Ramiro Castillo, also won five races on the afternoon, a career highlight for the young man who moved his tack from Alberta one year ago.
Coming up, Ajax Downs holds its popular Family Fun Day on August 20 and on the track, the brilliant Horse of the Year Country Boy 123 is scheduled to compete in the $50,000 Bank of America Challenge.
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