Ajax Downs Kicks Off Their 2015 LIVE Quarter Horse Racing Season

Ajax Downs Kicks Off Their 2015 LIVE Quarter Horse Racing Season

Feel the speed as you watch the world’s fastest equine athletes soar to the finish line.

Ajax Downs Horse Racing

Ajax Downs is heading into its 46th Quarter Horse racing season and 7th year on its new state-of-the-art track. The season includes 28 live race days, with their opening day set for Sunday, May 10th. Every Sunday until September 13th, you’ll have plenty of chances to WATCH, WAGER and WIN on up to 10 races per day with a minimum bet of only $2.00. First race post time is 12:55 pm. This season’s schedule includes Stakes and holiday races on various Mondays until October 19th. On every race day, Ajax Downs’ professional handicapper, Nick Coukos, will have his “Nick’s Picks” ready to assist anyone who’s looking to wager. Jaimi Fellows and Maddie-Jo Tilley will be broadcasting live throughout the day.

The American Quarter Horse is known for its incredible short distance sprinting talents. It’s also seen as a great rodeo competitor, but its ability to reach a speed of up to 90 km/h on a quarter mile track is what gives the Quarter Horse its claim to fame.

“Quarter Horse racing is special because it attracts the young with its focus on brute speed. It also attracts the cowboy in all of us with its western appeal.” — Nick Coukos, Professional Handicapper at Ajax Downs

Feel the rumble of the track as the Quarter Horses speed by and check out the full Ajax Downs 2015 live Quarter Horse racing schedule HERE.

Ajax Downs Horse Racing

NEW for the 2015 LIVE Quarter Horse racing season


The patio has been expanded for those who enjoy watching their picks in the paddock area before post time. There will now be more seating for you, your family, and your friends to experience the excitement on race day.


Hot summer days at the races call for thirst quenching drinks and grub. The food & beverage program has been improved to offer more options — choose from a variety of Labatt beers and ciders and pulled pork sandwiches straight from the grill.


For the first time ever, Ajax Downs has brought on a Track Correspondent, Maddie-Jo Tilley, to report all the action from the ground in real time. Throughout the race, Maddie-Jo will offer up wagering tips and picks, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the jockeys and horses.

Meet the new Track Correspondent Maddie-Jo Tilley

Ajax Downs Track Correspondent Maddie Jo Tilley

Maddie-Jo is a Journalism graduate, former sports reporter/anchor at Channel 12 News, and a massive sports fan with Horse Racing at the top of her list. Growing up, MJ would visit various race tracks often with her family, falling in love with the sport. Later, MJ spent 6 years working at Woodbine Racetrack teaching people how to bet. She says she’s now very happy to be “back on track” hosting race days at Ajax Downs. You can also find MJ on Talkin’ Horses TV Show Saturdays at 1pm on CTV.

Ajax Downs Upcoming Events

Ajax Downs is one of Ontario’s premiere centres for racing and gaming entertainment. It features both LIVE Quarter Horse racing and the ability to wager on more than 80 international racetracks ALL YEAR LONG in the Simulcast lounge. Visitors can try their luck at over 800 OLG Slots, and indulge in fare at the Getaway restaurant. Ajax Downs is THE place to WATCH, WAGER, and WIN this summer!