Marquis Downs, however not out as horse racing returns to Saskatoon


The gates at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon will probably be opening again up on Aug. 27 for 10 days of thoroughbred horse racing occasions.

Moosamin Downs and Leisure (MD&E) mentioned it’ll be holding the Elite Indian Relay Championships and Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Chief’s Mile race after getting a racetrack operator licence from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.

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“Buying this licence and going by way of the rigorous utility course of is the primary milestone on a path to constructing to the long-term imaginative and prescient of Moosomin Downs and for our participation within the financial system of our First Nation,” mentioned Chief Cheryl Kahpeaysewat of Moosomin First Nation.

She famous that it is a large key for achievement for Moosomin First Nation, and helps construct the alternatives for his or her kids sooner or later.

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Wagers for the upcoming races will probably be out there on web site, or on the HPIbet Community.

“When it was introduced that horse racing could be coming to an finish at Marquis Downs final yr, so many individuals have been affected from those that are drawn to the horse spirit to the households who continued generations of custom and horse experience. Moosomin seized the chance that many mentioned wouldn’t occur, they made it occur and are unanimously supported by our Chief’s in meeting on this endeavor,” mentioned FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.

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MD&E mentioned it’s growing a racetrack within the Corman Park rural municipality, and hopes to interrupt floor subsequent yr.

The brand new observe will exchange Marquis Downs, which shuts down someday close to the tip of this yr with a multi-purpose area proposed for the world.

Rob Woods, CEO for Moosomin Financial Improvement, mentioned they’ve about 980 acres of land simply outdoors of Saskatoon by the Saskatoon Shine signal.

“That’s the place we’ve allotted 140 acres for this mission. So this is only one of many tasks that can turn out to be on these lands.”

He added that the ten days at Marquis Downs kicks off the Nation’s skill to take part within the trade as an operator.

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