Sour Candy looking to go 2-for-2 at Ontario Futurity at Ajax Downs

Published September 13, 2022 at 10:18 am

Ontario bred Sour Candy, winner of his career debut on June 15, meets eight juveniles in the Bonus Futurity on Wednesday                  (New Image Media photo)

Sour Candy and A Shades of Cold are among a competitive field of nine set to go to post September 14 in the $25,000 QROOI Bonus Futurity for 2 year-olds at Ajax Downs. Post time for the first race on Wednesday is 12:55 p.m. and the 300-yard Bonus Futurity is race 8.

Sour Candy began his career by winning a Trial for the Ontario Bred Futurity on June 15 with an 87 speed index. Owned and bred by Richard Wincikaby of New Liskeard and trained by Michelle Woodley, the chestnut gelding did not compete in the final for the Ontario Bred Futurity as Wincikaby and Woodley had several others who qualified. This will be Sour Candy’s second career start and leading jockey Tony Phillips will be aboard.

Amelie Aubut’s A Shades of Cold comes into the Bonus Futurity off a strong finish in the Ontario Sires Futurity on August 17 when third beaten less than a length. The son of Ontario stallion Cold Hard Dash won his career debut on July 6. He is trained by Jason Pascoe, who has entered five 2-year-olds in the race and will be ridden by Ismael Mosquiera.

A pair of youngsters from the Carol and Jaime Robertson stable will also take support. Had to be Ivy, a full sister to champion Had to Be Ivory, comes off her maiden win over stablemate One Fabulous Wave on August 21 with both juveniles earning an 83 speed index.

The Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario launches a contest at Ajax Downs on September 14 offering fans a chance to win a free share in its Quarter Horse ownership syndicate. The prize, worth $2,500, gets the winner a share in two horses, all expenses paid, joining some 20 other new owners. The contest runs for the next four racing days with a final draw on October 10.

Admission is always free at Ajax Downs where trackside picnic tables get you up close to the racing action. You can also watch and wager on the Ajax Downs races through and the live feed of the day is available on the Ajax Downs’ Facebook page.


Sept. 14, Ajax Downs, 300-yards

Race 8, post time 4:04 p.m.

Post  Horse  Trainer  Jockey Morning Line Odds

1 One Fabulous Wave B Robertson C Jeschke 8-1

2 Maximize J Pascoe J.B. Botello 7-2

3 Sour Candy M Woodley T Phillips 3-1

4 Had to Be Ivy B Robertson J Scott 6-1

5 A Shades of Cold J Pascoe I Mosquiera 8-1

6 Walkthruivory J Pascoe E Walton 4-1

7 Sw Anninilator J Pascoe B Bell 10-1

8 Kefla S Slater C Kerr 12-1

9 Aquatica J Pascoe R Castillo 10-1


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