Oh My Gawd featured on Wednesday’s card at Ajax Downs

Published September 27, 2022 at 3:57 pm

The 2022 Ajax Downs’ Quarter Horse season enters into its final five racing dates on Wednesday with an intriguing mix of dashes among the eight races on tap and a first race post time of 12:55 p.m.

Oh My Gawd looks to be in a good spot to grab her second win of the season in the featured third race for Ontario Bred, 3-year-olds and upward at 350-yards. The 3-year-old filly, owned by John Wilson of New Liskeard and trained by Scott Reid of Lansdowne was third in the $53,000 Princess Derby to top filly Eye Live for Candy in June. In her most recent start on Sept. 4, Oh My Gawd finished fast to be third in a tough speed index race despite a less-than-perfect start from the gate.

Oh My Gawd, bred by one of Ontario Quarter Horse racing’s founders, Ralph Pearson, will be ridden by Reid’s partner Carly Furlonger from post position three.

Owner Wilson and trainer Reid also have the improving gelding Down Sullivan Street with Rachael Isaacs riding in the third race.

The team is also well represented in the co-featured seventh race with Dawns Early Light, who has won two of eight races for Wilson in 2022.

The race for the jockey title continues to be close with Tony Phillips, with 18 wins and 199 QROOI points holding a slight lead over Brian bell, who has 15 wins and 194 points. Ramiro Sanchez Castillo has 14 wins and 175 points while Ismael Mosquiera has 13 wins and 152 points.

Fans can win a share of the QROOI’s new owners racing syndicate by entering a draw on-track on Wednesday. The winner of the final draw on October 10 will receive an all-expenses paid share in two horses for two years (prize worth $2,500). For more information on the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario syndicate, contact www.qrooi.com.

Just gimme a kiss! Ralph Pearson gave some love to the filly Oh My Gawd, after she won this spring for owner John Wilson (New Image Media Photo)

With files from Jennifer Morrison

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