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Fort Erie Racetrack

Fort Erie racetrack is a thoroughbred racing facility in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. It's one of Canada's most prominent horseracing tracks and is the yearly host of the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel in Canada's equivalent to the Triple Crown. By virtue of this prestigious stakes race, most of Canada's famous race horses have competed on this track. Currently, Fort Erie holds one continuous meet, with racing from May to early September.

Other famous stakes races hosted by the track include the Canada Day Stakes, Bison City Stakes, Rainbow Connection Stakes, and International Turf Cup Stakes.

Fort Erie racetrack is known for its beautiful infield, filled with flowers and scenic lakes. In fact, Fort Erie is sometimes referred to as the most picture-perfect race track in the world due to the infield. One of the best known stories about the track involves a horse named Puss-n-Boots who took a plunge at the picturesque lake as he was leading a race back in 1961.

Fort Erie Racetrack Facts

  Main Track
One mile, sandy loam soil.
Distance from last turn to finish: 1,060'
Width of track: 75'

  Turf Course
Seven furlongs, inside main course.
Distance from last turn to finish: 930'

  Seating Capacity
4,000

  Stable Capacity
1,300

History of Fort Erie Racetrack


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