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the recent posts are out of date.

For now, I want to share with you a super day at FORT ERIE ON MONDAY…


click link, then AUG. 1 THEN RACE 3..



NEW IDEAS are plentiful at FORT ERIE – yesterday was LADIES NIGHT –
almost a dozen tents around the paddock area with different spa treatments
and other things of interest to sample. I got acupuncture on my face (no jokes!), a hair styling and extensions and samples of the latest in aloe and cactus juice treatments for you and your pets. Artists were  plentiful, jewelry and homemade candles. Gals browsed and then hit the windows to place the races which included the BOB SUMMERS MEMORIAL STAKES, won by Dorothy Gentner’s ENOFCONVERSATION,  an Orientate 4yo who just posted the best Beyer of
his career (84) winning a starter allowance in 1:10. The 4yo is now 7 for 26 in his career.
BOB SUMMERS covered racing for the Buffalo News, was a great fan of Fort Erie and the sport.

Hey, before the cad was over, the lady jocks strolled through the crowd at the TIKI BAR and signed autographs and then OFF THE WALL, a popular Toronto band, played on a warm, beautiful night.

FORT ERIE FEATURE Racetrack a local venue for entertainment Twilight racing drawing in new fans By Kris Dubé Posted 4 days ago The Fort Erie Racetrack is much more than a place to simply throw some money down on a horse race. It’s becoming more of a venue to entertain, to attract new people to the 114-year-old facility. In its second year, Twilight Racing has been creating a buzz around the border oval and throughout the local community and its surrounding area. In 2010, evening races starting at 4 p.m. hit the track and drew in people from all over Niagara and parts of Western New York. This year, there are many more dates for twilight racing than in the past…with 24 cards throughout the 2011 meet. Chief operating officer Rick Cowan said although twilight crowds have become smaller since it kicked off for 2011 back in June, it doesn’t mean it won’t do as well as it did last year. “When you spread it out over a longer period of time, the results can be diluted,” said Cowan. It was reported elsewhere that on-track wagering has decreased 10 per cent since last year, but Cowan said that isn’t the case. http://www.forterietimes.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3234978