Located just East of Toronto, Ontario is the small town of Ajax. Mainly a feeder community to the larger cities of Toronto and Oshawa Ajax is also home to Ajax Downs racetrack and casino (formerly Picovs Downs). This race track has grown over the years and has had many Ajax Downs jockeys.
Who are the Ajax Downs Jockeys?
You can see the latest Ajax Downs Jockeys standings for the 2013 season. Ever year there seems to be a few new faces at the track. Some of the regular jockeys include Brian Bell, Erika Smilovsky, Helen Vanek and Tony Phillips. You can see a more complete list of jockeys and see photos of the Ajax Downs jockeys. You can also see a larger set of pictures on my Flickr account Jockeys from Ajax Downs.
The role of a jockey
Jockeys typically work for themselves and are nominated by the horse trainer to ride their horses in each race. The jockey normally receives a fee regardless of the outcome of the race as well a portion of the purse winnings. The characteristic of a jockey is someone who is lightweight, small in stature and fierce on the track. If you think that horse racing is simply riding and enjoy the run think again. This is a contact sport and very demanding. Check out Ajax Downs casino and racetrack to see just how demanding it is.
See the latest from Ajax Downs
Stay connected and see the latest photos from Ajax Downs racetrack. Follow Ajax Downs on Facebook and automatically see photos on your wall. Regular updates are added throughout the year and off-season, connect and comment! You can also see a range of photos taken from the Ajax Downs racetrack that capture the excitement speed and sure energy of this amazing sport. From pre-race photos around the paddock that always include the unexpected to photos from the gates and shortly after all the way to winning photos from Ajax Downs that show how close this sport really is. Take it all in and more!
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