11 March 2009

Fort Erie Season Saved According To Buffalo News

From the Buffalo News
"Details of an agreement between horsemen, track owner Nordic Gaming Corp. and the Town of Fort Erie's economic development arm are scheduled to be announced at a news conference at 9:30 a.m. at Bridgewater Country Club."

Excitement was in the air today when rumours started to swirl big time thanks to the new posting on the Ontario HBPA site:
March 11, 2009 4:30pm

Attn Horsepeople

Please check the HBPA website Thursday morning March 12, 2009 at 8:30am regarding the status of live racing at Fort Erie in 2009.

Thanks

Sue Leslie
President, HBPA
March 11, 2009

To All Horsepeople,

Please find below a media advisory for your information.

Please check back with our website, frequently, for more information.

Yours truly,

Sue Leslie
President, HBPA

Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Corporation

MEDIA ADVISORY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING
STATUS OF OFFER TO PURCHASE
FORT ERIE RACETRACK


DATE: Thursday March 12th, 2009
TIME: 9:30am - Press Conference
LOCATION: Bridgewater Golf & Country Club
700 Gilmore Road
Fort Erie, ON

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Before reading the Buffalo news, one could only think there was going to be a positive announcement, after all, they have until March 16th to negotiate. And why make an announcement at a Golf Club if it was going to be negative?

According to the Buffalo News story, Fort Erie will run 78 days, which means a full season like last year.

A lot more questions will be answered tomorrow morning, and then I can analyze the deal for my readers:)

2 comments:

Keith - TripleDeadHeat said...

This is great news...fingers crossed for the people of Fort Erie.

Woodbine is my hometrack, but so many of the trainers work both ovals.

Keith

jengersnap said...

Time to fit up the horses :)