06/18/2011 1:17PM

Marquis Downs cancels Friday and Saturday cards


Marquis Downs was forced to cancel its Friday and Saturday programs after heavy rains made the racetrack unusable.

“The rain washed out the turns, and our track guys can’t get out to work on them until it dries up,” said Rick Fior, manager of racing for the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan oval.

Last year, Marquis Downs held make-up cards after the originally scheduled end of the meeting to compensate for weather-related cancelations.
Fior, however, is considering a different approach this year.

“We’ll probably just run more nine-race cards until the end of the meeting,” he said.

Marquis Downs races on Fridays and Saturdays and the meeting is scheduled to wind up on Sept. 10.