Fort Erie Racetrack

Racehorse Rescued From Sinkhole On Fort Erie Backstretch

Earlier this morning, a horse was safely rescued from a sinkhole in the backstretch at Fort Erie Race Track. Mr Changue, trained by Ken Albu, was grazing this morning and the ground gave way, creating a sinkhole which was caused by a broken water main. Key members of our maintenance, security and race office staff have […]

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Woodbine Entertainment Partners With TSN For Canadian Triple Crown Coverage

TSN and Woodbine Entertainment today announced that Canada’s Sports Leader will once again deliver live coverage of the country’s biggest horse racing events, highlighted by all three legs of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The chase for the OLG Canadian Triple Crown begins with the 160th running of the $1 million QUEEN’S PLATE, airing Saturday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m. […]

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Wonder Gadot Powers Through The Slop For Prince Of Wales Victory

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown to her growing resume on Tuesday, powering to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie racetrack. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Mark Casse, led throughout to complete 1 […]

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Cool Catomine Springs Upset In Prince Of Wales Stakes

Cool Catomine, a 14-1 longshot, edged past favored Aurora Way nearing the wire to take the 82nd edition of the Prince of Wales, second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Racing, Tuesday at Fort Erie Race Track. Luis Contreras rode the son of Spring At Last for trainer John Ross, who also owns a piece […]

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Fort Erie Wraps Up 2016 Meet With Increases In All-Sources Handle, Attendance

It was another record setting year at the Fort Erie Race Track, as the 119th season of live racing at the border oval came to a close on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Among the many positive highlights for the year was a 20 percent increase in all-source wagering to $28,855,000 over 40 days of racing. On-track […]

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Amis Gizmo Romps In Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

The beaten favorite by a half-length in the Queen’s Plate, Ivan Dalos’ homebred Amis Gizmo proved himself with a dominating 5 1/2-length victory in Tuesday’s CAN$500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. The sophomore son of Giant Gizmo (Giant’s Causeway) covered 1 3/16 miles over Fort Erie Racetrack’s fast […]

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Fort Erie: Track Cancels Final Race After Trainer Critically Injured In Paddock Accident

Prior to the eighth race on Sunday, June 26, a horse on the track for post parade was spooked, bolted and lost its rider.  The horse careened into a fence, injuring a nearby trainer. “We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on Sunday,” said Tom Valiquette, chief operating and financial officer of the […]

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Frank Salive New Track Announcer At Fort Erie

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, which operates Fort Erie Racetrack, has named Frank Salive as its new track announcer. Salive replaces Sugar Doyle, who was covering races at both Fort Erie and Western Fair. According to the Daily Racing Form, Fort Erie management also announced on Monday that Antonietta Petrella has been hired as the new manager […]

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Fort Erie Ends Season With Strong Rhythm

Fort Erie Race Track concluded its 2015 season on Tuesday, October 20th when Rhythm of Rock crossed the wire first under jockey Sheena Ryan to wrap up an extremely successful meet. Racetrack management is pleased to report a dramatic per day increase of 25% of wagering as well as an increase of 4% of all other […]

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Fort Erie Requests 40-Day Schedule For 2016

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium (FELRC) Board of Directors decided today on applying to the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a 40 day race schedule for 2016. The 2016 race season will have a similar race calendar, purses and operations as the 2015 race season. Start and end dates may be adjusted as the […]

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