Welcome to Marquis Downs!
Saskatchewan’s only LIVE thoroughbred race track is located at Prairieland Park. Marquis Downs brings all the excitement of live horse racing as “they come down the stretch”!
Great family entertainment, be there Friday and Saturday nights to cheer on your favourites. Race season starts June 2nd, with breaks for the World Professional Chuckwagon Races June 8th to 11th, the long weekend in July (July 1st) and the Saskatoon EX (Aug 11 & 12th).
POST TIME: 6:35 pm Friday and Saturday nights
Gates open at 5:00pm
$2 for Adults
18 and under are free
$5 for Race Program (RACERS Magazine) includes one admission
Saskatchewan Derby Night: Saturday September 9th (Last night of racing)
Countdown to Race Day, June 2 2017
Friday 2nd of June 2017 12:00:00 AM
Now offering a Betting Seminar!
Want to learn how to bet and stop picking the horse with the coolest name? We are offering a free betting seminar every Friday evening, starting Friday, June 16th through till September. You will learn how to place your bet and read a race program from Chris Rendall, Promotional Sales Coordinator and Dave Paulsen, Marquis Downs Track Announcer. The seminar will be held on the main level at Marquis Downs near the information Booth. Seminar time: 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm. 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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]
Marquis Downs Live Racing 2017
Watch & Wager at Sports on Tap!
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Watch and wager at various teletheatres across the province:
- Sports on Tap Sports Bar – Open Daily
2606 Lorne Avenue
- Lucky’s Teletheatre
1499 10th Avenue E.
Prince Albert, SK
- THE PUMP
641 Victoria Avenue East
BETTING 101 – How Place a Wager
Click the info graphics below to learn how to bet! Or visit our How To Bet page for detailed instructions.
New to Racing… Not Sure How to Bet?
Contact Chris Rendall at email@example.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.