There will be an exciting 10 days of horse racing at Marquis Downs this summer. Moosamin Downs and Entertainment, which acquired a racetrack operator license from the province’s liquor and gaming authority, will reopen the track in the city in August of 2022.
Due to financial difficulties, the races at the historic Marquis Downs track have come to an end. This caused uproar among the local horse people, who have devoted their lives to the track, and had to seek opportunities elsewhere. The track will once again host world-class horse racing this summer.
Moosamin Downs and Entertainment announced this week that they will be hosting the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief’s Mile race in August 2022. The first step in building the tribe’s vision of long-term economic participation is the acquisition of the license, according to the Chief of the Nation.
Fans of horse racing will be happy to know that they will be able to wager on the upcoming ten-day schedule on-site or online via the HPIbet Network. A full schedule for the events should be provided shortly. The First Nation will be able to participate in the horse racing industry as an operator at the events.
Many people were affected by the closing of Marquis Downs when it was announced last year, according to FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. The Chief said that MD&E took advantage of the opportunity when they weren’t willing to do so. The Nation is supported by the FSIN’s chiefs in an assembly.
Moosamin Downs and Entertainment is planning to build a 140 acres race track in the Corman Park rural municipality, as well as developing a race track in the area. The historic Marquis Downs, which is on course to shut down later this year and be replaced with a multi-purpose arena, will be replaced with a new track.
Prairieland Park informed the public in June of last year that it will be shutting down the track as it has been operating at a loss for the last five years. According to the park, the horse racing facility will be replaced by a professional soccer team. This has led to a lot of local objections.
The frustrated locals were not happy to hear the new plans for the track. The pair has been breeding and training horses for over two decades. Mr. Esquirol started working with fillies at the age of 17 and he is extremely disappointed with the decision to shut down the track.
Langager wrote “Marquis Downs, but not out as horse racing returns to SASKATCHEWAN”.
Moosamin Downs and Entertainment has acquired a racetrack operator licence from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and will host the Elite Indian Relay Championships and Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief’s Mile race in August 2022. The events will also mark the First Nation’s debut and ability to participate in the horse racing industry as an operator.