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$400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes race slated for Sept. 12 at Fort Erie Racetrack

Horse Racing Horse Racing - The Canadian Press

FORT ERIE, Ont. — The $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, will be held Sept. 12 at Fort Eric Racetrack.

The 1 3/16-mile dirt race will be held following the $1-million King's Plate, which goes Aug. 20 at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack.

The third leg, the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, is expected to be held sometime in October at Woodbine.

“The event is our most prestigious day at Fort Erie Racetrack," Drew Cady, the chief operating officer of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, said in a statement. "We look forward to hosting it every year and showcasing our 126-year-old racetrack to fans across North America."

Fort Erie's 2023 racing card will begin May 23.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 16, 2023.