Fort Erie the town that could
"They said we couldn't do it but we did", that from Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium CEO Jim Thibert.
Thibert says 2013 ended up being a phenomenal year for the racetrack and there is still another few days of racing to go.
Thibert says program sales were up 55 percent, food and beverage up 13 percent and new visitors up in the area of 25-30 percent.
Town and Racetrack officials holding a media conference this morning to provide highlights of the succesful year.
But despite that they are still waiting to hear from the province whether there will be a 2014 season.
Mayor Doug Martin says what they want is a so called evergreen commitment from the province so that horse owners know there is a future and a reason to invest.
He explains an evergreen commitment would run three years and be renewed in the first year of the deal for another three years, so that it is a continuous contract to keep the track operational.