Fort Erie Race Track
Fort Erie Race Track logo
|Location||Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada|
|Owned by||Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium|
|Date opened||June 16, 1897|
|Course type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Notable races||Prince of Wales Stakes (Restricted)|
Fort Erie Race Track was at one time owned by the Cella family, who owned Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They sold it in 1952 to renowned Canadian horseman E. P. Taylor. The owner of Windfields Farm, Taylor played a key role in the development of the track. He was responsible for the creation of the Canadian Triple Crown with the second leg of the series, the Prince of Wales Stakes, being the track's most important annual event.
In June 2012 it was announced that the Fort Erie would close at the end of the year following the decision of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation that slot machines would be removed from the track.
- "Fort Erie worth saving". Calgary Herald. August 26 1980. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
- "Fort Erie to close permanently at end of this year". Daily Racing Form. Retrieved 2012-06-06.
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