Challenge


Mrs First Lady Breaks Maiden in $29,667 AQHA Ajax Maiden Challenge
Mrs First Lady (#3) got up at the wire to win the AQHA Ajax Maiden Challenge at Ajax Downs on Sunday.

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Mrs First Lady Breaks Maiden in $29,667 AQHA Ajax Maiden Challenge

AJAX, ONTóJUNE 18, 2017óThe royally bred Mrs First Lady got her first career win on Sunday when she drove a neck victory over Maryland Magic in the $22,452(US) AQHA Ajax Maiden Challenge at Ajax Downs. Fastest qualifier One Dashin Rose made the lead but was caught in the blanket finish to settle for third.

Ridden by jockey Brian Bell, Mrs First Lady completed the 330 yards in :16.830 seconds, a 96-speed index into a 16-mph cross wind on a "good" racing surface.

Don Reid saddled the winner for owners Richard Wincikaby and DK Training Centre. McColee Land & Livestock bred the lightly raced daughter of leading sire Mr Jess Perry from the Heza Fast Man mare First Lady Amber. She has compiled a (5) 1-0-1 record and banked $13,637 (US) for the win.

Jason Pascoe saddled runner-up Maryland Magic for owner Milena Kwiecien. Stephen Harris bred the son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon in Maryland from the All Mitey Dash mare Purley Un Social. Ridden by jockey Ramiro Castillo, the black colt earned $4,490(US).

Fastest qualifier One Dashin Rose races for owner Jessica Boxell and trainer Scott Reid. Paris Wixon bred the daughter of world champion One Dashing Eagle in Oklahoma from the Strawfly Special mare Strike A Rose. Ridden by Cassandra Jeschke, the sorrel filly picked up $2,245(US) for the effort.

Gogo Jangles, Famous Crazyface, Fearlesslee, Coronas Chrome, Butterscotch Riple and Mr Polar Express completed the field. Jewel Of An Episode was scratched.

Editor's note: Photos will be posted when they become available from the track photographer.