Address: 503 Ruth Street, Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6, Canada
Meeting: Marquis Downs offers live thoroughbred horse racing every Friday and Saturday from early June to the first Saturday of September. Standardbred racing is conducted for the following four weeks, also every Friday and Saturday. A few stakes races are held at Marquis Downs, most notably the Saskatchewan Derby, Prairie Lily Sales Stakes. Heritage Day, which showcases Saskatchewan-breds, is another popular day the track. Racing is conducted exclusively on dirt.
History: Marquis Downs is located in the Exhibition subdivision of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The track first opened in 1969 and is part of the Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation. Harness racing at Marquis was discontinued in 1987 but returned in 2005. The Saskatchewan Derby, which the track now hosts, was first run in 1961 and is the oldest, continuously run stakes race in the province.
Facilities: The main track is a five-furlong oval with a seven-furlong chute. The grandstand capacity is 3,500 and there are several dining options at the track, including multiple restaurants, a lounge, a bar, and a barbecue joint.
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