Horse racing will continue in Saskatchewan, but no longer at Marquis Downs.
In a slack Friday press open, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Moosomin First Nation announced plans to construct a horse racing track and equine sporting facility in the Rural Municipality of Corman Park.
The clicking open stated resources from Prairieland Park will be donated in kind to the endevour.
It comes in the wake of Marquis Downs’ closure, as Prairieland Park favours hosting a Canadian Premier League (CPL) soccer body of workers. Living Sky Sports and Entertainment has been awarded enlargement rights in Saskatoon, contingent on a soccer-instruct stadium being constructed.
Moosomin Downs at Moosomin Plains plans to host thoroughbred and standardbred racing, chariot and chuckwagon racing, 4-H and rodeo occasions, equine therapy, industry training, and the original outrageous sport of Indian Relay.
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No timeline for when the skill could maybe well even be up and running was once supplied.
“Over the final 25 years, our First Nation had a dream of developing our Treaty Land Entitlement lands in the R.M. of Corman Park,” Moosomin Chief Brad Swiftwolfe stated. “We can now be breaking ground and participating in the financial system by utilizing the lands our Treaty promise ensured us.”
Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood stated it has been months since discussions began and the teams were eagerly waiting to lisp the undertaking.
“In the spirit of reconciliation, we toughen our Treaty partners and neighbors,” she stated.
Prairieland Park has plans to novel a soccer facility master opinion to Saskatoon lawmakers this summer season, adopted by a ground-breaking next spring, with CPL play beginning in 2023.
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