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Dresden, Fort Erie Deals Reached

October 12, 2018:

The Ontario government today announced two new agreements-in-principle, aimed at bolstering the horse racing industry in the province, noting that discussions are ongoing with other racetracks....read on

$500K Fort Erie Funding In Draft Budget

March 10, 2015:

It has been reported that the Fort Erie Race Track is slated to receive $500,000 in funding from the town in 2015 after council discussed the request from the track’s operator, the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium....read on

New Mayor Wants Slots Returned

November 10, 2014:

Incoming Fort Erie Mayor Wayne Redekop has let it be known that he thinks the Province of Ontario should be doing more to keep the Fort Erie Race Track viable and that slot-machine gaming should be re-introduced at the historic border oval for Thoroughbreds....read on

Fort Erie Press Event Wednesday

September 24, 2014:

More details regarding the future of Fort Erie Race Track will be announced during a press event today (Wednesday, September 24)....read on

Fort Erie Receives Town Cash

September 19, 2014:

The Town of Fort Erie has transferred $500,000 to the operators of live racing at the Fort Erie Race Track. A report states that some local politicians are upset that the Town still had to transfer the funds to the operator even though the Province of Ontario stepped in at the last minute earlier this year and pledged a $5 million grant to the track....read on

Fort Erie Issues Termination Notices

August 20, 2013:

It has been reported that all of the 130 employees of the Fort Erie Race Track have been handed termination notices, even though the historic thoroughbred raceway still has multiple race dates left on its current meet....read on

Fort Erie Eyeing Instant Racing

May 16, 2013:

Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium CEO Jim Thibert has gone on the record discussing the idea of getting 'instant racing' machines up and running at the historic thoroughbred border oval....read on

Prince of Wales Stakes On A Tuesday?

April 18, 2013:

According to a report, one of Canada's major stakes events could be raced on a weeknight this year instead of its regular weekend slot....read on

FELRC Extends Lease Agreement

February 4, 2013:

The Board of Directors of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium (FELRC) met today in an emergency meeting to bring Board members and constituents up to speed on the latest developments in progress towards negotiating a racing season for 2013 and beyond....read on

Strong Push To Save Fort Erie

December 18, 2012:

It has been reported that officials with the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium are in discussion with "about" three potential investors that are considering operating the thoroughbred track if racing is ultimately to continue at the Ontario border oval....read on

Investors To Strike Deal For Fort Erie?

October 30, 2012:

As it currently stands, live horse racing at Fort Erie Race Track is officially over. After a 115-year run, the historic and picturesque raceway was unable to survive the blindsiding it received in 2012 from the Ontario Liberal Party. Although, according to a report, there is now a glimmer of hope that live racing at the border oval could continue....read on

Fort Erie Looking To Vary Schedule

September 26, 2012:

On Wednesday, September 26, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it was circulating an application from the operators of the Fort Erie Race Track for a variance to the track's 2012 approved ra...read on

Liberals Grilled After Fort Erie To Close On Their Watch

June 7, 2012:

The news of the announced closure of the 115-year-old Fort Erie Race Track was still reverberating Wednesday, June 6 in the Provincial Legislature when MPP Monte McNaughton took aim at the Ontario Liberals for their brutal handling of the situation. In turn, Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan continued to inaccurately and intentionally refer to the slots-at-racetracks program as a subsidy....read on

Fort Erie To Close December 31

June 6, 2012:

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium voted on Tuesday, June 5 at its annual general meeting to close the 115-year-old Fort Erie Race Track for good on December 31, 2012....read on

Fort Erie To Prepare To Close

June 5, 2012:

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....read on


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