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Ajax's 50-Year Quarter Horse History

May 2, 2019:

In 1969, Alex Picov and his family opened the gates on their 65-acre family farm to friends and the community, creating the Picov Downs ‘J’ Track. Live Quarter Horse racing became a community staple....read on

Quarter Horse, T-Bred Licencing News

February 20, 2019:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced a one-time extension of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse individual horse racing licences....read on

Quarter Horse Hair Sample Testing

January 7, 2019:

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has announced that enhanced testing for Clenbuterol in Quarter Horses will continue in the 2019 racing season, and will expand to include the collection and routine testing of horse hair samples through the AGCO’s Out Of Competition Program....read on

Ajax Downs Slots Deal Announced

October 9, 2018:

It was announced this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 9) that a deal has been struck which will allow slot machine gaming to continue at Ajax Downs until at least 2026....read on

Ontario Quarter Horse Program Approved

January 9, 2018:

The 2018-19 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors. The 2018-19 QHRIDP was planned based on the recommendations of the industry representative Quarter Horse Advisory Group....read on

Huge Effort From Outrider

June 22, 2016:

Much like a top baseball relief pitcher, outrider Neal Stalhiem stepped in to get the save on a night where things could have taken a turn for the worse....read on

2012 Hoosier Park Race Dates Announced

December 20, 2011:

The 2012 racing dates for Hoosier Park were recently finalized by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission...read on

Conditional Dates For Fort Erie

December 20, 2011:

Further to the notice to the industry issued August 15, 2011, the director of the Ontario Racing Commission is providing notice of the conditional 2012 live and simulcast race date schedule for Fort Erie Race Track...read on

Racing, Simulcasting Back At Rosecroft In July?

May 6, 2011:

Penn National Gaming, Inc. today announced that it has submitted an application to the Maryland Racing Commission for a license to operate Rosecroft Raceway in Oxon Hill, Maryland, which the company acquired in March...read on

RCI Committee Pushes Ontario Urging Rules To Be Used As International Model

February 11, 2011:

The International Racing Regulatory Conference Committee of RCI held its first meeting yesterday and called for a review of RCI Model Rules pertaining to urging in thoroughbred, quarter horse, and standardbred racing...read on

Hialeah Park Takeout Reduced To 12 Per Cent

October 6, 2010:

On Monday, October 4, quarter-horse racetrack Hialeah Park announced that it will reduce takeouts rates on all wagers to an industry low 12%...read on

Stallion Killed After Freak Accident

March 26, 2010:

Reports out of Kentucky indicate that a registered quarter horse stallion had to be euthanized yesterday after a car ran off a highway in central Kentucky, plowed into a barn and seriously injured the horse...read on

Fort Erie Deal Struck

December 17, 2009:

According to a report, a deal has been struck which will see racing at the Fort Erie Racetrack for thoroughbreds come under the control of a not-for-profit entity...read on

Racetrack At Florida Airport?

July 23, 2009:

According to Florida State documents, there could one day be a racetrack at Miami International Airport...read on

Fines, Suspensions From $1.9M Quarter Horse Race

January 9, 2009:

According to a report, Stolis Winner, victor of the $1.9 million All-American Futurity, the richest quarter-horse race in the world, has been disqualified after post race tests...read on


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