Moosomin First Nation and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations released a joint statement Friday, May 28, announcing a proposed facility northwest of Saskatoon to “host thoroughbred and standardbred racing, chariot and chuckwagon racing, 4-H and rodeo events, equine therapy, industry training with youth and equine professionals and the original extreme sport of Indian Relay.”

The proposal comes months after Prairieland Park announced its decision to halt racing at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon, citing years of financial loss. The HBPA of Saskatchewan’s Eddie Esquirol and jockey Nicole Hein have been leading a group of horsepeople who intend to fight for the return of racing at Marquis Downs in the meantime.

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