Fort Erie Offer Withdrawn

Published: February 25, 2009 03:17 pm EST

According to an article this week by The Globe and Mail, on Monday, February 23 the town of Fort Erie withdrew its offer to purchase the 111-year-old Fort Erie racetrack

for thoroughbreds, leaving the future rather grim for the border oval.

The report states that according to a track spokesman an offer of purchase that was issued by the Fort Erie Economic Development and Tourism Corporation was filled with conditions which were both unacceptable and impossible to achieve.

"It's not over,'' track spokesman Daryl Wells, Jr. was quoted as saying. "We'll continue to entertain any options possible to keep racing alive at Fort Erie.''

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

(With files from The Globe and Mail)



To bad Daryll Wells Jr. does not have a high ranking job with the Gouvernment and that the people involved with this case have not invested their easy earned money( and I mean easy earned)in the industry, it would certainly be a different situation.

Too bad Fort Erie racetrack wasn't an auto manufacturer. The government would bend over backwards to ensure its future.