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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

Fort Erie Applies For Race Dates

November 22, 2012:

According to reports, the Ontario Racing Commission has received a 2013 race date application from Fort Erie Raceway....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

Hudak: Your Fight Isn't Over

June 29, 2012:

Although Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak didn't actually come out and say what his party's official stance is on the Liberals' termination of the slots-at-racetracks agreement, he recently spoke about the provincial government's shocking action in regard to the horse-racing industry and conveyed that the fight is not over....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

Fort Erie Officials Meet With OLG

May 2, 2012:

Officials with the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium sat down with officials from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. on Tuesday, May 1, but it has been reported that no business plan was presented in regard to the possibility of the consortium operating the now-closed slots area at the Fort Erie Race Track...read on

OLG To Open Up Books?

March 29, 2012:

It has been reported that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. may soon be letting the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium take a look at its books...read on

HBPA Fronts Money For Fort Erie Meet

January 17, 2012:

It has been reported that an agreement between the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario and the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium will lead to seven more race dates than originally anticipated at the thoroughbred border oval in 2012...read on

"Slots And OLG In Their Own Little World"

September 11, 2009:

Today's Trot Radio episode goes into detail with the recent proposal from Jim Thibert of the Fort Erie Economic Development and Tourism Corporation on a new model for how Fort Erie feels slot revenues should be handled on a provincial level...read on

Fort Erie Proposals Announced

September 9, 2009:

On behalf of the recently-formed Fort Erie Thoroughbred Racing Consortia, the Fort Erie Economic Development and Tourism Corporation today held a press conference to outline the latest plea to provinc...read on

Updated: Fort Erie To Go Not-For-Profit?

January 20, 2009:

Reports today indicate that the Fort Erie racetrack for thoroughbreds could soon be a not-for-profit corporation, and details of the news have been released...read on


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