08/26/2001 11:00PM

Marquis rider wins 10 in row


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - Tim Moccasin will be riding an unprecedented streak of 10 consecutive winners when racing resumes here at Marquis Downs on Saturday.

Moccasin, who had returned to the saddle here just two weeks ago following a lengthy absence, won the last three races on Friday night's card and then swept the entire seven-race Marquis program Saturday night.

Moccasin's streak is thought to be the longest in North American history, surpassing nine in a row by Tony Black and Albert Adams. In 1992, Black won with nine consecutive mounts July 30-31 at Atlantic City and Philadelphia Park. Adams accomplished his nine consecutive wins over a three-day period at Marlboro, Md., in September 1930.

Moccasin, a 23-year-old who was born in Cochin, Saskatchewan, began his roll in Friday's fifth race aboard Relaunch a Leader ($21.60).

Next came a win in the Jim Beam Handicap on Remarkable Ability, who returned $8.80 as the longest price in the four-horse event. Moccasin capped off the evening aboard Miss Canuck ($9.10).

His winners Saturday were Uptake ($4.30), Askabb ($7.20), Sincerely Sassy ($10.40), Comealong Charlie ($5.80), Time Charge ($4.50), Lucky Lake ($5.20) and Picalook ($3.60).