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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 ( 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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