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Jockey Luis Contreras rides 6-to-5 favourite Amis Gizmo to a victory by 5 1/2 lengths at the Prince of Wales Stakes in this July 2016 file photo. The signature race at Fort Erie Race Track takes place next Tuesday evening.

Signature race coming to gate

Upwards of $600,000 will be wagered on the 82nd running of the Prince of Wales Stakes next week in Fort Erie if interest in the Triple Crown race last year is any indication.

Cameron Kiemele competes in the Niagara District Junior Golf Tour stop Monday at Grand Niagara in Niagara Falls. JULIE JOCSAK/Postmedia News

Another Grand round

Ethan Bennett had good reason to feel optimistic heading into the Niagara District Junior Golf Tour’s annual stop at Grand Niagara.

Lee Webber, left, congratulates Neil Sharp after their names were added to the L. St. Amand Enterprises Wall of Fame at Merrittville Speedway Saturday night in Thorold. BERND FRANKE/Postmedia News

Doughnut takes the cake

Lee Webber was a fast driver but he was an even faster learner when he was racing Dwarf Cars at Merrittville Speedway.

Drivers from the past meet fans of the present on Reunion Night at Merrittville Speedway Saturday night in Thorold. BERND FRANKE/Postmedia News

Fast company from the past

A meander down memory lane along the frontstretch was followed by a full-throttle blast from the past on the track Saturday at Merrittville Speedway.

The Zolnierczyk brothers – from left, Steve, Jerry and Jessy – are among the legends who will be honoured at the St.Catharines Boxing Club’s annual Niagara Legends Boxing Show for charity next Friday at Merritton Community Centre.

Boxing Legends honoured

Boxers who currently fight out of the St. Catharines Boxing Club will be sharing top billing on the club’s next card with puglists from the past.

Close points races at track

Front-runners in four divisions are heading into a two-week break in the motorcycle racing season at Welland County Speedway with little breathing room.