09/02/2001 11:00PM

Record streak ends at 14


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - Jockey Tim Moccasin ran his winning streak at Marquis Downs to a North American record 14 Saturday before finally losing.

Moccasin won the first three races, giving him 13 straight, before his mount in Saturday's fourth race was scratched, then came back to win the fifth race on Intricate Stitch by 11 1/4 lengths for number 14. But he then finished fourth with Miss Canuck in the Prairieland Handicap to end the streak.

Moccasin had won the last three races here Friday, Aug. 24, before sweeping the entire seven-race card the next day. Racing 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 the 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 ($2.70) before losing. He was seventh in the seventh-race finale aboard Olden Ring. Moccasin failed to win in seven rides on Sunday's card.