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FORT ERIE – On a perfect southern Ontario Tuesday evening at picturesque Fort Erie Race Track, Tone Broke avenged his third-place finish in last month’s Queen’s Plate by winning the 84th Prince of Wales Stakes. The plunging sun cast shadows across the manicured dirt surface as Tone Broke and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. donned the purple and gold floral blanket on his way…

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FORT ERIE – The Canadian Triple Crown drought has reached 15 years. On Fort Erie Race Track’s signature night, Queen's Plate winner One Bad Boy will look to take the next step toward the elusive Crown last won in 2003 by Wando as the 7-5 favorite in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes. All five horses in the small but competitive field that will enter the gate Tuesda…

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With one weekend remaining before the final leg of racing’s Triple Crown at Belmont Park next Saturday afternoon, with a modest field anticipated based on the current probable starters. Preakness winner War of Will attempts to become the 11th horse to complete a Preakness-Belmont double since 1940 and the 19th in history. The current probable starters for the Belmont S.…

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FORT ERIE – Wonder Gadot continued to dominate Ontario-bred competition through the first two legs of Canada’s Triple Crown at Fort Erie Race Track on Tuesday evening. What’s up next will be the real test. After enduring a massive downpour Tuesday evening an hour before the big race, the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro sloshed her way to the middle jewel going gate-to-wir…

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FORT ERIE – His first-ever race at the Fort didn’t work out so well for Hall-of-Famer John Velazquez. Two years ago he rode Battery for Todd Pletcher to a fifth-place finish, and he admitted to having “no horse” while walking back to the Fort Erie jocks room. He returns on Tuesday evening to ride the favorite, Wonder Gadot (7-5), in Fort Erie Race Track’s signature race…

Horse Racing

The summer racing season takes off next week with Del Mar opening Wednesday and Saratoga a week from today. The racing season is flying past us after the exhilarating spring that gave us racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. In addition to those two major summer meets, a week from this coming Tuesday, our area’s signature race, the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, will be …

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Nearly four years after buying it, the investor group led by Carl and William Paladino are offering to sell the Fort Erie Race Track and nearly all of the land around it after seeing no progress in their plans. But they insist they're not abandoning their efforts across the border. The Paladinos, owners of Ellicott Development Co. in Buffalo, have put 303 acres of la…

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FORT ERIE – It’s the biggest horse race held within shouting distance of downtown Buffalo. In fact it’s less than 2 miles away from U.S. Customs at the Peace Bridge. Fort Erie’s signature horse race, the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, will be held for the 82nd time on Tuesday evening during a twilight card at the border oval. With a half million dollar purse on …