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Hayes Named OR’s Independent Chair

June 4, 2018:

Ontario Racing today (Monday, June 4) announced the full composition of its new Board of Directors....read on

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

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 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

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

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

FELRC Warming Up To Festival Concept

October 25, 2013:

After having met with John Snobelen and Ontario’s Horse Racing Transition Panel, there is some newfound optimism that festival-style thoroughbred meets at the Fort Erie Race Track could be a possibility for the future of the border oval....read on

More Reaction To Ontario Racing's Five-Year Plan

October 15, 2013:

Mainstream media outlets have given last week’s Ontario horse racing announcement plenty of ink, and transition panel member John Snobelen has also penned a column on the announcement over the course of the weekend....read on

Thibert Vague Regarding Fort Erie Bid

October 8, 2013:

According to a report, Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium CEO Jim Thibert has neither confirmed nor denied that his group has made an offer of roughly $5-million to purchase one third of the property that the Fort Erie Race Track sits on....read on

FELRC Submits Fort Erie Proposal

October 1, 2013:

It has been reported that the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium has submitted a proposal to purchase the track, clubhouse and backstretch of the Fort Erie Race Track....read on

Report: OLG Payments To Tracks

June 3, 2013:

A report by The Globe and Mail has stated some details regarding payments from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to Ontario racetracks....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


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