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Passing of Daryl Wells Jr.

FORT ERIE - October 14, 2016 – We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Fort Erie Race Track announcer Daryl Wells Jr. Daryl was a long standing mem‎ber of our team, and his significant contributions to our race track will always be remembered.

"I had the pleasure of hiring Daryl as our full time announcer in 1978," said Rick Cowan, former chief operating officer of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium."

"Given his lack of experience at the time he fit in very well, and also became versatile in handling a number of responsibilities at the track. He will be greatly missed by all of his horse people friends in Fort Erie."

Daryl ‎was the voice of the Fort Erie Race Track from 1978 until 2010.

"Daryl Wells Jr. comes from an illustrious ‎family in the thoroughbred racing industry," said ‎Jim Thibert, chief executive officer of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium. "Between Daryl and his father Daryl Wells Sr., they were the voice of Fort Erie Race Track for more than 50 years. The Board of Directors and staff of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium send our deepest respect and condolences to his family."

A moment of silence is planned at Fort Erie Race Track for Tuesday, October 18. More details will follow.

Daryl Wells Jr. in the announcers booth
Daryl Wells Jr.

For more information, please contact:
Antonietta Petrella
Manager of Marketing & Media Relations
Fort Erie Race Track
905-871-3200 ext. 3209