Prairieland cancels entire Marquis Downs season
SASKATOON -- Prarieland Park has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Marquis Downs Live Thoroughbred Race Season.
"With the limitations in currently in place for travel and public gatherings, a race season is just not feasible this year," the park said in a news release Tuesday.
Most jockeys come from from Trinidad or Jamaica, which leaves the Marquis season at the mercy of the COVID-19 travel ban, the release said.
In addition, trainers need time to get horses ready.
Prarieland Park had previously cancelled races until July.