Fort Erie Race Track

Amis Gizmo Wins 2016 Prince of Wales

Amis Gizmo, runner-up to Sir Dudley Digges in the Queen’s Plate, flourished on the dirt at Fort Erie with a dominating score in the 81st edition of the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Racing. The victory marked the first Prince of Wales win for trainer Josie Carroll and […]

Eight-Horse Field in 2016 Prince of Wales Stakes

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 […]

Top Contenders in 2016 Prince of Wales Stakes

The Fort Erie Race Track is gearing up for its most prestigious day of the year, the 81st running of the Prince of Wales Stakes on Tuesday, July 26. The race is the second jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown, and with a $500,000 purse it is Canada’s richest stakes race run on a dirt surface. […]

Trainer Injured at Fort Erie Race Track

Prior to the 8th 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 […]

A Successful Opening Day at Fort Erie Race Track

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 […]

Live Racing Returns to Fort Erie

Less than one week until the horses and jockeys break through the starting gates at the Fort Erie Race Track. The thoroughbreds will return

Training Begins for the 2016 Racing Season in Fort Erie

Cool temperatures and a radiant sunrise greeted the Fort Erie racing colony on Saturday morning for the first day of training at the Fort Erie Race Track. Trainers are gearing up for opening day on Tuesday, May 31, which will mark the track’s 119th season of racing. More than 100 horses were stabled on the […]

Fort Erie Race Track Wrap Ups for the Season

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 […]

Fort Erie Requests 40 Day Meet in 2016

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium (FELRC) Board of Directors decided to apply 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 staff work […]

Rick Cowan Steps Down as COO at Fort Erie

After a successful five years with the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, Rick Cowan has made the difficult decision to step down from his position of Chief Operating Officer. Cowan, came aboard in the summer of 2010, just three weeks prior to the Prince of Wales Stakes to take charge of the new management team […]

Shaman Ghost Favoured in Prince of Wales

Adena Springs homebred Shaman Ghost, a rallying winner of the 1-million Queen’s Plate, heads a field of seven in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, to be held on Tuesday, July 28 at Fort Erie Racetrack. The 80th edition of the Prince of Wales for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds will […]