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Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

May 8, 2018:

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today (Tuesday, May 8) announced the signing of a historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government....read on

Blowe Joining OLG

March 3, 2016:

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium has announced that Elissa Blowe is leaving FELRC to assume an important, new role as ‘Manager of Product Development and Marketing – Horse Racing’ for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....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

Racing Schedule Changes Approved

January 21, 2015:

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has approved the application for variance to the 2015 race date schedule made by Clinton Raceway Inc. for Clinton Raceway and the application for variance to the 2015 race date schedule made by Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium for Fort Erie Racetrack....read on

Racing-Gaming Integration Update

September 26, 2014:

"I look forward to the future. I think the right people are sitting at the table to move this forward now, and the cooperation is there."...read on

Province Commits To Fort Erie

September 25, 2014:

During a press event on Wednesday, September 24 at the Fort Erie Race Track, Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, stated that the Ontario Government will commit to at least 37 dates of live Thoroughbred racing at the border oval for the track’s 2015 season....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 Race Track Sold

August 13, 2014:

According to a report in Wednesday’s Toronto Star, Canada’s famed thoroughbred facility Fort Erie Race Track has been sold....read on

Thibert: Fort Erie Sale Still Imminent

August 7, 2014:

Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium General Manager Jim Thibert has divulged that racetrack operator Delaware North is not the prospective buyer of the Fort Erie Race Track, but he has not offered much else regarding the deal that has been dubbed as ‘imminent’ since late July....read on

Report: Fort Erie Sale Very Close

July 30, 2014:

It has been reported that a sale for Fort Erie's historic thoroughbred facility is expected to be completed as soon as this week....read on

ORC Approves 2014 Fort Erie Dates

May 23, 2014:

Late on Friday afternoon (May 23), the Ontario Racing Commission issued a pair of releases in regard to 2014 race dates for the Fort Erie Race Track for Thoroughbreds and Ajax Downs for Quarter Horses....read on

Report: Progress Made In Fort Erie

April 2, 2014:

A report out of the Niagara region has stated that ‘instant wagering machines’ could be key for the future of the Fort Erie Race Track and that local officials have been making progress in negotiations with the Province’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food....read on

Fort Erie Earmarks $500K For Track

April 1, 2014:

On Monday, March 31, Fort Erie Council voted 6-1 in favour of earmarking $500,000 to ensure that the Fort Erie Race Track can be in the position to host a live racing meet in 2014....read on

Thibert Optimistic About Fort Erie

January 30, 2014:

Jim Thibert, the CEO of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, has said that he is “thinking much more positively than I have in a long time” in regard to the future of the historic Fort Erie Race Track for thoroughbreds....read on


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