Pony Chuckwagon Association to Have Increased Presence at Marquis Downs due to Cancellation of the CPCA Meet
The Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) has informed Saskatoon Prairieland Park that they will be cancelling their 2012 Saskatoon meet, scheduled to be held August 9 – 12 at Marquis Downs. The CPCA website states, “Over the last few years the landscape in and around Marquis Downs has changed significantly and the area once used by the drivers to safely barn their horses has been eliminated. Extensive efforts were made by the CPCA and Prairieland Park to find enough space to set up the barn area and find a solution to the parking challenges however with the recent rainfall initial contingency plans were eliminated as well.”
Although it is unfortunate the CPCA will not be involved, the Saskatoon event will still continue this upcoming week. Originally planned to include the CPCA and the PAPCCA, the cancellation of the one component offers the opportunity for the PAPCCA to increase their presence and offer an improved event for the general public.
“We are very pleased that the PAPCCA have agreed to increase their race schedule at the upcoming Saskatoon EX Chuckwagon event, after hearing of the cancellation decision made by the CPCA,” states Prairieland Park Livestock Manager Brenda Sapergia. “We respect the decision made by the drivers of the CPCA to cancel their 2012 meet in Saskatoon. Our staff worked diligently with the CPCA representative to address the stabling issue, but due to freeway construction and above normal rainfall this spring and early summer, options were limited. ”
The PAPCCA Chuckwagon Racing will be held Thursday, August 9 – Sunday, August 12, with racing Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 pm.
Patrons who prepurchased Chuckwagon Race tickets and are unable to attend the reformatted event may receive a full refund in one of 2 ways:
At the admission gates to Marquis Downs â€? August 9 – 11 from 4:30 pm – 8 pm
August 12 from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
At Prairieland Park Administration office 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. between August 13 – Sept. 28, 2012
Patrons who attend the 2012 chuckwagon event at Marquis Downs will be given a $5.00 refund at the gates in recognition of the cancellation of the CPCA portion of the event.
For further information contact:
Manager – Livestock
Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation
Ph: (306) 931â€?7149