Fort Erie To Prepare To Close
Published: June 5, 2012 1:04 pm ET
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According to Jim Thibert, at the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium's annual general meeting, which is to take place Tuesday, June 12, the discussion will not be about how to keep the 115-year-old Fort Erie Race Track viable, but what has to be done to shut the doors on the historic facility.
In an article by John Robbins for Bullet News, Thibert, the CEO of the FELRC, which operates the raceway, stated that his organization is committed to see the rest of the scheduled 2012 thoroughbred season through, but that a realistic closing date of March 31, 2013 is getting closer every day.
"I think we’ll be revising our business plan to reflect not an ongoing operation, but a closure,” he was quoted as saying last night. “The question is how and when.”
Robbins went on to add that the 2012 season of live racing at the border track is "rock solid as long as we have horses, as long as we have staff and as long as we have patrons.”
(With files from Bullet News)