Last race of the season at Fort Erie Racetrack
The Call to the Post will sound for the last time this season at Fort Erie with a looming question mark over what the 2014 season will look like.
Friday, Premier Kathleen Wynne released the final report from the Horse Racing Transition Panel with recommendations on the future of live horse racing in Ontario.
She says $400 million dollars will be injected into the struggling horse-racing industry over the next five years.
However, the report said "while Fort Erie remains a beautiful and historic site, the panel can find no path to sustainability for a full race calendar there. The panel suggests exploring the possibility of a holding a festival meet at Fort Erie - with horses shipped in on race days - in conjunction with regional tourism initiatives."
The news left Mayor Doug Martin stunned.
He along with CEO of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium Jim Thibert calling for Wynne to keep her promise of transparency and release the sustainability packages the other tracks are getting.
Tuesday at 1pm the last race of the 2013 calendar is scheduled with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath in attendance.
CKTB's Jak Priftis will be there as well.