AJAX DOWNS, OCTOBER 11, 2021 -
Mary Schrama's homebred NIGHT FISHN
is one of the headliners in a competitive feature race Wednesday, October 13 at Ajax Downs. The $14,000 open race for Ontario sired Quarter Horses, three-year-olds and upward, has attracted a strong field of stakes winners who will race 330-yards in race seven on the eight-race card, which includes three other allowance events.
Night Fishin, a seven-year-old daughter of Sugarman Perry, is a stakes winner with eight career wins and she was recently third in the Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity on August 18 to 2020 Horse of the Year Fiesty Icon, earning an impressive 97-speed index. Trained by Schrama's husband Dan Giles, the sorrel mare was recently a closing fourth in the 250-yard third-leg of the QROOI Sprint Series, matching that 97-speed index. Night Fishn will relish the added distance of Wednesday's feature and Ricardo Moreno will be on board for the first time. The pair will start from post position three.
This year's Picov Maturity winner FIRING RED JESS
is a formidable opponent as the six-year-old has tackled some of the toughest older horses on the circuit in recent races, He was recently fifth in the 400-yard Ontario Bred Maturity won by Had to Be Ivory who set a track record for 400-yards in that victory. Firing Red Jess is owned by Peterborough's George Coleman and trained by Scott Reid. Carly Furlonger will ride the gelding who will start from post two.
Jess Carolinas Award, winner of the 2020 Ontario Sires Derby for owner and breeder Rick Crispi, has draw post one with Ramiro Castillo riding and 2020 Ontario Bred Derby winner Hanover Hill Chalsee, owned by Picov Cattle Cattle, will start from post six under Tony Phillips.
The field is completed by a pair of top runners owned by Christine Tavares and trained by husband Joe: their fast mare Junoimzoomin has post four with Cory Spataro riding and the improving Perryfunnysteven has Brian Bell aboard from post five.
First race post time on Oct. 13 is 12:55 p.m
. Fans can register to attend the races by visiting www.ajaxdowns.com
. Keep up to date on Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs by following us on social media, @AjaxDowns.
The QROOI (www.qrooi.com
) represents all horsepeople in Quarter Horse racing and offers options to become involved in the ownership of your own Quarter Horse.
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