Fort Erie Race Track
|Fort Erie Race Track|
Fort Erie Race Track logo
|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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