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Racing Returns To Marquis Downs

Published: September 10, 2021 6:27 pm ET

Last Comment: September 11, 2021 12:58 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

For the first time in nearly 4,000 days — 3,983 to be exact — live harness racing will return to Saskatchewan's Marquis Downs on Saturday (Sept. 11) for the first of 10 race cards to be conducted over the Saskatoon five-eighths mile oval.

Two five-dash cards have been drawn for opening weekend. Saturday's feature goes postward in the second race for a $3,450 purse, and features 6-5 morning line choice Northfield Nellie. In her debut for trainer Trevor Williams and owner David Mooney one week ago at Miami, the six-year-old pacing mare obliterated her rivals by more than 16 lengths in a time of 2:02.3. Glenn LeDrew will pilot the former Alberta open class winner from post two and face four rivals, including Miami open class mainstay A Cowboys Dream (Tyler Grundy) from post four.

Sunday's card is anchored by a $3,800 open pace in the middle of a five-dash presentation. After besting the mares at Miami last time out, four-year-old pacing mare Hurry Home will tackle five more experienced male rivals to her inside. In her last seven starts for Team Mason — driver Darryl and trainer Sherri — Hurry Home has won six times and finished second (by a half-length) in the other. She's accordingly listed at 6-5 on the morning line.

First post time for both Saturday and Sunday cards will be 1:00 p.m. (CST), with the races being carried through HPIbet. Live streaming of the 10 cards will also be available through Manitoba Harness Racing's website (manitobaharnessracing.com) and YouTube channel.

To view the entries for Marquis Downs' opening weekend, click the following link: Entries - Marquis Downs.

September 11, 2021 - 12:58 pmMany great memories at

Many great memories at Marquis Downs. Hope racing continues for many years to come.


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