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Fort Erie Race Track

Fort Erie Race Track
File:FortErieRacetracklogo.png
Fort Erie Race Track logo
Official website
Location Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Owned by Ontario Jockey Club
Date opened June 16, 1897
Course type Flat / Thoroughbred
Notable Races Prince of Wales Stakes (Restricted)

Fort Erie Race Track is a horse racing facility in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada built by the Fort Erie Jockey Club and inaugurated on June 16, 1897.

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 the early 1950s 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 Grade I Prince of Wales Stakes, being the track's most important annual event.

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