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From Sinkhole To The Winner's Circle

July 26, 2019:

The past two weeks have been rather eventful for Mr Changue, who was rescued from a scary fall into a sinkhole to not only be fit to race but actually win a race 12 days later and become an international celebrity....read on

S-Bred Trainer Wins T-Bred Turf Clash

September 24, 2018:

A veteran Ontario Standardbred trainer with nearly 2,000 career wins under his belt tasted another on-track victory Sunday (Sept. 23) – but this time it was with a runner over the sod....read on

Potential Fort Erie Track Slots Discussed

September 19, 2018:

Six years after the Slots At Racetracks Program was discontinued, the possibility of alternative gaming returning to an Ontario border track may make its sale more lucrative for buyer and seller alike....read on

Fort Erie Back On The Market

April 11, 2018:

Officials with the Fort Erie Race Track have announced that the Thoroughbred raceway is back on the market, but they have been clear that the border oval’s 2018 season of live racing will not be affected....read on

Horwath Seeks Fort Erie Support

October 20, 2017:

During a media scrum this week at the Fort Erie Race Track, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said that a long-term solution for racing at the historic Fort Erie track and the entire provincial racing industry should be a priority....read on

More Twilight Racing At Fort Erie

August 8, 2017:

This past Saturday (August 5), Fort Erie Race Track made the switch from a Sunday afternoon post to a card of Saturday night twilight racing....read on

Sousa Decries Woodbine Stabling Rules

July 28, 2017:

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa spoke out against a Woodbine Racetrack policy which limits the ability for trainers stabled on the grounds to race elsewhere, including Fort Erie Race Track, the only other Thoroughbred course in the province, according to the Toronto Star....read on

Returning From The Brink

February 28, 2017:

The life of trainer Don Pleterski was forever changed last June at Fort Erie Race Track. He was almost killed after a 1,000-pound Thoroughbred flipped over a rail and crushed him. The road back has been daunting to say the least, but, as an in-depth profile piece explains, Pleterski is the man for the challenge....read on

2017 Ontario Race Date Applications

October 21, 2016:

As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry self-determination, the 2017 Racetrack Race Date applications are available on the OR website....read on

Horseman Faces Long Recovery

July 14, 2016:

The good news is that Don Pleterski is alive. The bad news is that the Thoroughbred trainer suffered substantial injuries on June 26 at the Fort Erie Race Track when he was critically injured by an out of control horse. Now, the Ontario Thoroughbred industry has been urged to step up for one of its own....read on

Horseman In Critical Condition

June 27, 2016:

Officials at Fort Erie Race Track made the decision to cancel the last live race at the track on Sunday (June 26) after a serious incident that resulted in a Thoroughbred being euthanized and a horseman being sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries....read on

Double Duty For Frank Salive

April 30, 2016:

Trot Insider has learned that announcer Frank Salive will be the regular racecaller for one of Ontario's racetracks this coming summer, and a special guest at another next month....read on

Proposed Fort Erie Development Details

November 5, 2015:

The new ownership group behind the Fort Erie Race Track has announced plans for a sizable new development to coincide with the historic Thoroughbred racing facility. In all, the proposed undertaking is estimated to cost roughly $284 million and feature a hotel and an indoor water park, in addition to residential, industrial and retail aspects....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


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