09/20/2010 1:48PM

Marquis handle remains steady


Marquis Downs handled a total of $852,128 for its 28-day meeting this year, for a daily average of $30,434. The corresponding figures last year were $868,657 and $29,994 for a 30-day meeting.

Marquis Downs, located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, does not export its signal except to several teletheatres.

The average field size, according to Equibase statistics, was 8.31, up from 8.26 in 2009.

Naim Samaroo won 50 races to top the jockey standings. Tim Moccasin ranked second with 37 and Neville Stephenson third with 30.

Russell Gardipy was the leading trainer with 27 wins. Judy Hunter was next with 19 and Don Bjarnason and Fern Zdunick finished in a tie for third with 18 apiece.

Striking Time, J C’s Action, Woke Up Lovin and Salty Tart each won four races to share the lead in that category.