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One Bad Boy Draws The Rail For Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

Five contenders from the Queen’s Plate will rematch on the dirt surface at Fort Erie Race Track for the 84th Prince of Wales Stakes. The race is the 2nd Jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, to be held on Tuesday, July 23. After conquering the Queen’s Plate with a 3 1/2 length lead, One […]

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Fort Erie, Dresden Tracks Sign Deal For ‘Additional Financial Support,’ But Not Slots

The Ontario Minister of Finance’s office issued a press release on Friday announcing that both “Fort Erie and Dresden race tracks elected to receive additional financial support for horse racing operations but declined to accept slots at those facilities.” According to, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium signed a […]

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From Aintree to Fort Erie, McComb’s Life In Racing Has Been Grand

At 87, Sam McComb hasn’t lost a step. Dressed in a tidy suit, ready with the Irish gift of the gab, mischief up his sleeve, he’s an easy raconteur of a past life that sniffs of high adventure. “Sitting here is like a river flowing backwards,” he said, rather poetically, during a long chat about […]

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‘I’m a Stubborn Old Mule’: Pleterski’s Long Road Back From Near-Fatal Fort Erie Accident

Trainer Don Pleterski feels as if he had a great rest. As if he’s been on holiday. He knows he hasn’t. He can feel it every day when he wakes up in the morning, when he feels the pain and his joints kick up, as he examines a life in limbo. He’s lucky to be […]

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Former Fort Erie Announcer Wells Dies At 56

The track announcer at Fort Erie Racetrack for more than 30 years, Daryl Wells Jr. was an “institution” at the track, longtime trainer Nick Gonzalez told After falling ill while working at Ajax Downs, Wells passed away in an Ajax hospital on Thursday. He was 56. “He was an amazing father and man who […]

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Top Three Queen’s Plate Finishers To Contest Prince Of Wales Tuesday

Eight of the finest Canadian-bred three-year-old thoroughbred horses will compete in the 81st running of the Prince of Wales Stakes. A $500,000 purse will be up for grabs on Tuesday, July 26 at the historic Fort Erie Race Track. The Post-Position Draw was held on Friday afternoon. Final entries include the top three finishers from […]

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Fort Erie: Increases In Attendance, Wagering Highlight Successful Opening Day

Increases in wagering and attendance highlighted opening day at the Fort Erie Race Track. The historic border oval opened its doors for the 119th season of live racing on Tuesday, May 31. Thousands of fans turned out for an exciting eight race card filled with great racing, delicious food and plenty of entertainment. Total betting […]

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