The 19th running of the prestigious Alex Picov Memorial Futurity at Ajax Downs on Monday, October 7, brings together 10 of the most exciting young stars in Quarter Horse racing in Ontario.
Six of the entrants are Ontario-bred, including the undefeated Eazy Street who has breezed to three consecutive wins to begin his career including the $59,300 Ontario-Bred Futurity and his September 16 trial for the $68,300 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity final at 400 yards.
Owned by Carol and Jaime Robertson of Hillsburgh, Ontario, and bred by Guylaine Paquin, the flashy sorrel-colored gelding posted the fastest time of all qualifiers for the final when he won his trial by 1 3/4 lengths in :20.38 under leading rider Tony Phillips.
Eazy Street is trained by Bryn Robertson and will start from Post Position 4.
Ivy Lane Racing's homebred Rowdy And Bodacious won the first trial for the Alex Picov Futurity with a time of :20.66 for trainer Scott Reid of Bowmanville. The Ontario-bred has improved with each race and Cassandra Jeschke will ride him from Post 2.
Two-time winner A Lone Hand, owned by Cameron, Ontario's James Bogar has two wins and second place finishes in the Ontario-Sired Futurity and to Rowdy And Bodacious in the trial. He will be ridden by Brian Bell from Post 3.
The Alex Picov Memorial Futurity is the seventh on an impressive 10-race card at Ajax Downs with a first race post time of 12:55 p.m.
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