Fort Erie Race Track

Andrea Horwath Says: Horse Racing Plan Can’t Leave Fort Erie in the Dust

New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath was in Niagara today to attend the last races of the season at Fort Erie Race Track. She was joined by NDP horse racing advocate Taras Natyshak. From a grandstand packed with horse racing fans, Horwath rejected Kathleen Wynne’s view that there’s no future for the Fort Erie Race Track. […]

NDP Leader Says “Keep the Ponies Running at Fort Erie Race Track”

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has called on the government to protect jobs at the Fort Erie Race Track. “For the second time in just over a year, workers at the Fort Erie Race Track got pink slips instead of assurances from this government throwing families and local businesses in Niagara into turmoil once again.” […]

Revised Fort Erie Race Schedule

The closure of Woodbine’s backstretch on Fort Erie Race Track’s horse entries, track management made application to the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC)

Transition Funding for Ontario Racetracks

The Ontario government has signed agreements for transition funding with 12 racetracks for the 2013-2014 racing season. This funding is intended to bridge the gap between revenue lost by the ending of the Slots-At-Racetrack Program and operating costs while the industry transitions. 2013-2014 Woodbine Entertainment Group, on behalf of Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks – $ […]

Racing Cancelled at Fort Erie on Monday

Live racing for Monday, June 17th has been cancelled at Fort Erie Race Track as a result of insufficient entries. Racing will take place on Sunday, June 16th at 1:15pm and Tuesday, June 18th at 4:15pm.

Fort Erie Race Track is Alive and Kicking

Alive and kicking may have been the best way to describe yesterday’s opening day celebrations at Fort Erie Race Track. Patrons packed the 116 year old Border Oval for an exciting eight race card which saw over 70 Thoroughbreds returning to one of the most beautiful tracks in North America. Crossing the line in front […]

Transportation Subsidy at Fort Erie Race Track

This season at Fort Erie Race Track, a transportation subsidy in theamount of $300 will be available for eligible owners of horses shipping in to race QuarterHorses on the mixed-card race days being held on Monday, July 2nd, Sunday, July 15th, Monday, August 6th and Monday, September 3rd. For owners to be eligible to receive […]

Fort Erie Celebrate’s 115th Season of Live Racing

Racing fans, horse people and equine athletes are set for the gate to open on Sunday, May 6th marking the historic track’s 115th season of live racing.  A 10 race card will feature close to 100 Thoroughbreds who will be chomping at the bit awaiting the call for “rider’s up” from the Fort’s paddock judge […]

HBPA of Ontario to Assist in Funding Additional Race Dates at Fort Erie

As a result of a historic agreement between the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario and the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, seven additional Thoroughbred racing dates have been added to the 2012 schedule.    During a press conference held on October 18th, it was announced that the 2012 racing season would be shortened […]

ORC Issues Final Race Date Schedule for Fort Erie Race Track

Further to the Notice to the Industry issued December 20, 2011 regarding the conditional approval of the 2012 race dates for Fort Erie Race Track, and given that no applications were received to vary the 2012 schedule, the Director is providing Notice of the final decision regarding the 2012 live and simulcast Race Date Schedule […]