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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

For Sale: Fort Erie Race Track

January 8, 2013:

According to a report out of Niagara Falls, the Fort Erie Race Track is up for sale....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

MPP Asks Opposition To Save Fort Erie

November 1, 2012:

The recently-released OMAFRA report’s recommendations have caught many people off guard, and on the list of people left scratching their heads is Niagara Falls Liberal MPP, Kim Craitor....read on

Fury In Fort Erie Over OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

Jim Thibert, Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium CEO, did not mince words in coming to a conclusion about the OMAFRA Panel's report on the transitioning of the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program. Also, Fort Erie's Liberal MPP Kim Craitor has commented on the report, which, in addition to the provincial standardbred industry, has sent shock waves through Fort Erie....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's Final-Ever Card Cancelled?

October 29, 2012:

With a heavy amount of uncertainty swirling in regard to the future of the Fort Erie Race Track, the raceway's scheduled meet-closing card could possibly have been the last ever at the historic raceway. Now, even that is gone....read on

Hurricane Sandy Forces Early Closures, Cancellations

October 28, 2012:

The Eastern Seaboard of North America is currently feeling the wrath of what meteorologists have dubbed a 'Frankenstorm', and the harness racing industry is among the businesses bracing for the blast of brutal weather....read on

ORC Issues Equine Herpes Warning

October 19, 2012:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been made aware of an outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus 1 at Hawthorne Race Course, a thoroughbred racetrack in Illinois. While racing will continue as scheduled at the track, Hawthorne has put a quarantine in place....read on

ORC Approves Cancellation At Fort Erie

October 5, 2012:

Following a public consultation process, the Director has issued a Notice of Decision to Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium (FELRC) approving their application to vary the approved 2012 thoroughbred schedule at Fort Erie Race Track....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

A Mixed Bag Of Gaming Zone Responses

May 24, 2012:

It appears as though the 29 gaming zones outlined in the OLG's recent RFI have turned out to be proverbial lightning rods since they were unveiled last Thursday...read on


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