09/01/2001 11:00PM

Moccasin's record win streak snapped at 14


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - Jockey Tim Moccasin won with his first four mounts on Saturday night's card at Marquis Downs, running his streak to a North American-record 14 consecutive winners before losing with his final two rides on the card.

Moccasin actually won 13 consecutive races before his mount in Saturday's fourth race was scratched, then came back to win the fifth race on Intricate Stitch by 11.25 lengths.

The jockey had won the last three races here Friday, Aug. 24, before sweeping the entire seven-race card the next day. Racing here did not resume until Saturday.

Moccasin, 23, has been riding Thoroughbreds since he was 12 years old but last year was his first full-time session at Marquis Downs. He finished fourth in the standings with 29 wins from 154 starts, despite missing seven weekends of the 18-weekend meet.

Moccasin, who was late starting out this year after having spent time in jail on an assault charge over the winner, was riding just his second weekend of meet when he began his phenomenal streak.

He won Saturday's first race aboard Remaudelled ($3.30), the second with Pawhushka ($2.60), and then guided First Affair ($5.70) to victory in the City of Bridges Sophomore.

After Crash Cadet, Moccasin's fourth-race mount, was scratched he picked up where he had left off with Intricate Stitch.

But then finished fourth with Miss Canuck in the Prairieland Handicap to end the streak and was seventh in the seventh-race finale aboard Olden Ring.