01/27/2015 10:35AM

Fort Erie slated for 40-day meet in 2015


Fort Erie Race Track has announced a 40-day race meet for 2015, which is a two-week extension of the 2014 season.

Racing is scheduled for Tuesdays and Sundays throughout the meet, which runs from June 2 through Oct. 20. Tuesday racing will have a 4:15 p.m. Eastern post time until Sept. 1, when it will be rolled back to 1:50 p.m. until closing day. Sunday racing will be conducted with a 1:50 p.m. start time.

A new 20 percent bonus is slated to be implemented for eligible Ontario-sired horses, as part of the Ontario Racing Commission’s Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program.   

The 80th running of the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, will take place on Tuesday, July 28.

The backstretch will open for training May 1.

Matthew LeMoyne More than 1 year ago
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