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Faces At The Races: Elissa Blowe

Blowe begins her first full year at the picturesque track in 2011 and already has mapped out dozens of events and special days for the place where the great Northern Dancer won his maiden race. Fort Erie racetrack got a new lease on life when the Fort Erie Racing Consortium was formed a year ago and stepped in last July to run the track on a three-year lease, in essence rescuing it from closure. Under manager Rick Cowan, a small staff including Blowe, who was part of the team as an on-air host with longtime track announcer and media manager Daryl Wells Jr, the oft-troubled Fort Erie showed sparks of life with the addition of twilight racing, Quarter Horse dashes and some cool promotional days. “I think about all the great things that have happened at Fort Erie over the years and I just want to keep it going,” said…

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