Title for leading rider is still up for grabs

AJAX DOWNS – TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2017 – Three wins by jockey BRIAN BELL and two by CASSANDRA JESCHKE on Monday, Oct. 23 brought both riders to 31 victories for this year’s AJAX DOWNS QUARTER HORSE SEASON, within three of leading rider RAMIRO CASTILLO.

With one card remaining in the season, and the possibility of 10 to 12 races on the final day of racing, the title for leading rider is still up for grabs.

Castillo is seeking his first title at Ajax after moving to Ontario from Alberta in 2016. Jeschke, of Cobourg, ON, is having a career season in only her fifth year of riding.

Bell, Ajax Downs’ perennial leading top two jockeys for 16 years, won one of two Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Overnight races worth $22,000 on Monday. The Bowmanville, ON resident rode COUNTRYS COMIN BAC to victory for 85-year-old owner and trainer Ralph Pearson of Whitby. It was the third win this year for the talented Countrys Comin Bac who has earned over $40,000 this year.

October 30, the final racing day of the Ajax season, is Customer Appreciation Day, with giveaways and games, as well as United Way day. There will be food and fun plus great racing, visit www.ajaxdowns.com for more information,