Last-Minute Save: Fort Erie to Remain Open

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Ontario horsemen and those involved in the horse racing industry in the province received good news on Tuesday when it was announced that Fort Erie Race Track would remain open this year.

The 115-year-old facility, which plays host to the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown – the Prince of Wales Stakes – had been expected to close this season after the government canceled the Slots at Race Tracks program.

Ontario premier, Kathleen Wynne, announced that Fort Erie, along with Standardbred tracks Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs, had signed transitional funding agreements with the province.

A press conference is scheduled for Thursday morning by the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium that will provide further details.

Read more at Fort Erie Times 

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  • Richard C

    This is Canada’s Wrigley Field — a sports gem that should remain open….and remain part of one of the most intriguing Triple Crown events in the world.

  • Sampan

    Very good news.
    They will have 50 race dates for Thoroughbreds.
    Opening day is Sunday May 26th.
    The long term goal is to set up a type of lottery revenue system similar to France and Venezuela.
    All racing in Ontario will benefit when this happens.

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