Fort Erie Race Track

Field for the 80th Prince of Wales Stakes

The field for the 80th running of the Prince of Wales Stakes was drawn this afternoon at Fort Erie Race Track. A group of seven of Canada’s finest 3 year olds will go to post on Tuesday, July 28th for $500,000 with a post time of 7:40pm. This is Canada’s richest race on dirt and […]

Training Begins at Fort Erie Race Track

Winston Churchill once said “there is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” That famous quote appears to be the case for many this morning at historic Fort Erie Race Track with training getting underway in preparation for the 2015 season. Veteran jockey Eldridge Lindsay sat […]

Fort Erie Race Track Announces 2015 Race Dates and Changes to HIP

Fort Erie Race Track has received approval from the Ontario Racing Commission to extend its racing season by two weeks resulting in a 40 day meet for 2015. In addition to the added days, we are pleased to announce that after several meetings between the CTHS, HBPA and FELRC it was decided that a change was needed […]

Racing to Continue at Fort Erie Race Track

Years of uncertainly have come to an end for the employees and horse people of Fort Erie Race Track. Today, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, reiterated the government’s commitment to the continuation of live thoroughbred racing at the historic site. This season, which is the first of a five-year partnership […]

Circle the Course Raises a Record High at Fort Erie Race Track

For the third consecutive season, Fort Erie Race Track hosted Circle the Course for Cancer and COPE. The event is organized by a number of volunteers made up of race track staff, members of the community and horse people. For the first time in FELRC history, Circle the Course took place on Puss N Boots […]

Fort Erie Race Track Announces Support for EquiLottery

On the heels of a successful Prince of Wales Stakes Day which drew record Twilight Tuesday attendance and handle, Fort Erie Race Track is expressing official support for EquiLottery as an answer to the question of integration in Ontario. Senior management at the race track have been presented the game concept and plan of action […]

Record-Breaking Year for Prince of Wales

The Management Team of Fort Erie Race Track, employees, horsepeople and fans have something historic to celebrate. After tallying up the numbers from last Tuesday’s Prince of Wales along with a close review of past records which date back many decades, by all accounts, Tuesday, July 29th will go down in the record books as […]

Fort Erie Race Track to be Sold

For the past three years, the sale of Fort Erie Race Track has been in the works, and the deal is set to close as early as this week, according to Jim Thibert, chief executive officer of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium. Bullet News Niagara broke the story July 30th, reporting that the track’s […]

Coltimus Prime Takes Prince of Wales

Coltimus Prime seized early control and never looked back to take Tuesday’s 79th edition of the Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, at Fort Erie. Eurico Rosa da Silva rode the dark bay son of Milwaukee Brew to the 3 1/2-length victory over Lynx for trainer Justin Nixon […]

Live Thoroughbred Racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014

The Board of Directors of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario, (HBPA), is pleased to advise there will be live thoroughbred racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014. Meetings to organize, schedule and promote the race meet at the historic border oval are taking place. Horse people can assist by spreading this […]

Fort Erie Race Track Update

Last week, the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel released their final report, “Building a Sustainable Future Together; Ontario’s Five Year Horse Racing Partnership”. Pages 9 and 10 dealt specifically with the Fort Erie Thoroughbred track. It stated; “In short, the Panel can find no path to sustainability for a resident racing program…”. The Panel in […]