This summer there’s compelling reasons to visit Ajax for a quick and easy weekend retreat from the city.

Ajax Downs is a quarter horse racing facility and kicking off their 46th quarter horse racing season with a bigger and better experience. Check out what’s the newest features at Ajax Downs.

The patio has been expanded so you can watch the races from a paddock area. This means more seating for family, friends and yourself to better enjoy a sunny race day.

Now for the first time at Ajax Downs, there will be a live track correspondent to report on the race track action in real time, Maddie-Jo Tilley from Talking Horses TV.

Any experience is better with better food and drink so now there’s more options at the expanded patio area including more thirst-quenching beer and cider choices and an expanded menu with pulled pork sandwiches right from the grill.

So those are the new features, and if you haven’t been there’s plenty of longstanding and compelling reasons to visit like FREE parking and FREE admission.

The American Quarter Horses featured at Ajax Downs can reach blazing speeds of 90km/h on a quarter mile track, hence their name. Don’t miss these beauties in action.

Quarter Horse Racing

“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


There’s plenty of chances to get involved in wagering on horses with minimum bets starting at only $2.00. And you can wager on more than 80 international racetracks all year long in the Simulcast Lounge.

To complement your wagering experience, you can also try your luck at over 800 OLG Slots available at Ajax Downs.

Upcoming special events at Ajax Downs including “Steak Stock” on July 18-19th including entertainment (featuring Leah Daniels), horse racing and, of course, steak and other BBQ favourites. Even one of Toronto’s favourite food vendors, Fidel Gastros, will be there serving up their bold and tasty treats. Tickets start at only $15 for adults.


For more info including event schedules at Ajax Downs visit

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