Preview: T-Rex Night at the Races happening at Presque Isle Downs & Casino Thursday night

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Dinosaurs at the races…

Presque Isle Downs & Casino is having a fun night for the kids while raising some money for a nonprofit.

Fontaine Glenn was live at Presque Isle Downs & Casino Thursday morning. Joining Fontaine with more on the event is Erin Wienczkowski who helped organize the event for the kids.

This is a first for Presque Isle Downs & Casino, a T-Rex Night at the Races… and it’s all for the kids.

The first annual T-Rex Night at the Races will take place August 12th between race 4 & 5 — around 6 p.m.

Live horse racing will start at 4:45 p.m., so get there early and grab a table.

In the next half hour, Fontaine was joined by Arienne Cox to talk more about CANTER PA, a nonprofit that rehomes retired race horses, and how money raised at Thursday night’s event is going to help that nonprofit.

#ArienneStrong cards will be available for $5 at the event, dedicated to a jockey who was injured on the race track last year. Arienne has dedicated all proceeds raised to go to CANTER PA, a non-profit organization dedicated to rehoming retiring ex-racehorses from Pennsylvania by offering a free listing service for the race industry.

People should bring their appetite as well, a few local food trucks will be on site at the event.

There will also be plenty of activities for kids.

Pick your favorite T-Rex to win the race and you and your kids could win an awesome prize.

There will be coloring books and crayons, plush T-Rex and Pony toys and T-Rex themed photo ops, also Smiley’s Ice Cream Truck and CheesErie Food Truck will be on site serving up sweet treats and delicious food all night.

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