Page 8 - November 2019 Thoroughbred Highlight
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Fort Erie Race Track’s 2019 meet Ends on the Upside
Fort Erie Race Track’s 2019 meet ended Tuesday, October 15 boasting a positive year, which saw an increase in wagering both on and off track.
Overall there was a seven percent increase in wagering, and a  ve
percent increase in on-track
attendance. Fans  ocked to
broadcast, new TVs, and upgrades to the Turfside Dining Room.
Jockey Krista Carignan maintained the title of leading rider for the second year in a row with 51
Fort Erie for many exciting events this season, such as the wiener dog and basset hound races, the annual Puss N Boots cup, and the Prince of Wales Stakes, Fort Erie’s signature racing event.
Many improvements were made to the venue this year, which were all well received by fans. Amongst a number of changes, the most notable were the new tote system, the new in eld screen and upgrade to high de nition
Trainer Francine Villeneuve and Jockey Christopher Husbands take the traditional plunge into the Fort Erie Race Track in eld pond after winning the 2019 Puss N Boots Cup with Reallylikethisone on September 1. Micheal Burns Photos
wins at Fort Erie. Melanie Pinto was second with 41 wins, and was also awarded Outstanding Rider. Rounding out the top  ve jockeys were Helen Vanek, Kirk Johnson and Pierre Mailhot.
The 2019 leading trainer title went to John Simms, and Six Brothers Stable took home the title of Leading Owner.
Horse of the Year went to Sniper, owned by Colleen Beaumier and trained by Preston Ferris. The ten-year-. old thoroughbred was retired healthy to the farm this year to be a riding horse, after 58
career starts and $428,077 in earnings. He won  ve of his six starts this season, including his  nal race, the Bob Summers Memorial Cup on August 13 at Fort Erie Race Track. - Fort Erie Media Release
Colin Nolte (left) and Michael Armstrong, authors of The
Legacy of Wind elds Farm: Torquoise and Gold, Bred in the Purple,were recently at Woodbine promoting their book. ...There is more to the Wind elds Farm story than Northern Dancer, and Colin Nolte and Michael Armstrong have written a tribute to the continuing legacy of E.P. Taylor and Wind elds.
The book is available for purchase on
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