Welcome to Marquis Downs!

Marquis Downs History


Marquis Downs racetrack is a thoroughbred racing facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is currently the only licensed race track in Saskatchewan. [continue reading]

Upcoming Events


 Upcoming Events


Join us at Sports on Tap on November 1st for a 2nd CHANCE TO WIN! Enter to win one of six $50 betting vouchers.  Sign your non-winning pari-mutuel ticket to enter!

*only those in attendance are eligible to win. Non-winning pari-mutuel ticket must be dated Nov. 1st.

Saskatoon’s LIVE Thoroughbred Racing!  May to September 2015

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Watch and wager at various teletheatres across the province:



  • Sports on Tap Sports Bar – Open Daily
    2606 Lorne Avenue
    Saskatoon, SK
  • Marquis Downs – Evening racing only during the Live Schedule
    503 Ruth Street West
    Saskatoon, SK


  • Lucky’s Teletheatre
    1499 10th Avenue E.
    Prince Albert, SK


    641 Victoria Avenue East
    Regina, SK

New to Racing… Not Sure How to Bet?

Contact Rose at rhnatuk@saskatoonex.com
or visit Horse Player Interactive – informative step-by-step primer!

Marquis Downs History

On July 14, 1969 Marquis Downs officially opened just six months after the consulting engineer’s commenced design of the project. The track is a five-eighths mile oval with two chutes. The width of the track is 90 feet and the homestretch length is 660 feet. The grandstand has a seating capacity of approximately 3,200 and a stabling capacity of 650. A record attendance of 4,294 was attained on August 13, 1971 and on August 14, 1982 a wagering record of $261,169 was set.

The Saskatchewan Derby which was first run in 1961, is the oldest continuously run stakes race in the province. Many of Western Canada’s finest three year olds have travelled to Marquis Downs to compete in this prestigious race.

Racing is conducted at Marquis Downs from late May until mid September.

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