Content tagged with "Fort Erie Race Track"

Assistant Clerk of Scales Paul Souter, presents Leading Jockey trophy to Krista Carignan.

That’s a Wrap for Fort Erie’s 2018 Racing Season

Another successful year of horseracing has come to an end in Fort Erie. Fans braved the cold weather on Tuesday, October 16 to see the conclusion of the racing season at the 121-year-old border oval. The season saw an increase…

C Cup Classic Kate Pendergast and Two Stellas.

Fort Erie Exercise Rider Aims for C Cup Classic

Becoming a jockey has always been a dream for Kate Pendergast, an exercise rider and pony person at Fort Erie Race Track. She will be getting the opportunity to live her dream when she takes part in the annual C…

Wonder Gadot, winner of the 2018 Queen's Plate. Photo by Michael Burns

Top Queen’s Plate Finishers Aim for Prince of Wales Stakes

The border oval is gearing up for its most prestigious day of the year on Tuesday, July 24, the 83rd running of the Prince of Wales Stakes. This highly-anticipated event features the finest Canadian-bred 3-year-old horses who will be running…

Opening day at Fort Erie Race Track. Michael Burns Photo

Fort Erie’s 121st Season Opens on a High Note

It was a record day on track, as Fort Erie Race Track kicked off its 121st racing season on Tuesday, May 29. More than 5,000 people filled the grandstand for the season opener and free concert by The Caverners. “We…

Dr. Harkness and jockey Howard Newell preparing for another season at Fort Erie Race Track.

Opening Day at Fort Eerie is Just a Week Away

The 121st racing season is kicking off at Fort Erie Race Track on Tuesday, May 29, and it is sure to be one of the most exciting season openers in Fort Erie Race Track history. Racing begins at 4:20 p.m….

Luis Contreras guides Cool Catomine to victory in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes,the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Photo by Michael Burns

Cool Catomine Upsets 82nd Prince of Wales

Cool Catomine, a 14-1 longshot, edged past favoured Aurora Way in the last strides to take the 82nd edition of the Prince of Wales, second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Racing, Tuesday at Fort Erie Race Track. Luis Contreras…

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Early Contenders for Prince of Wales Stakes

Fort Erie Race Track’s border oval is gearing up for its most prestigious day of the year on July 25th, the 82nd running of the Prince of Wales Stakes. This highly-anticipated event features the finest Canadian-bred three-year-old horses running one…

Jockey Helen Vanek guides Diamond Hart to win the first race of the 2017 thoroughbred meet at the 120-year-old Fort Erie Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

120th Season of Racing Off to a Great Start

It was a full house for opening day and the start of the 120th season of racing at Fort Erie Race Track. “We had a huge turnout and a beautiful day, it was a great way to start the season,”…

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Horses Arrive in Fort Erie for 2017 Racing Season

With opening day less than eight weeks away, owners and trainers have started shipping horses in to Fort Erie Race Track’s backstretch to get an early start on spring training. Horses started arriving on Sunday, April 9, which is three…

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2016 Season Wraps up at Fort Erie

It was another record setting year at the Fort Erie Race Track, as the 119th season of live racing at the border oval came to a close on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Among the many positive highlights for the year was…

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