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Moosomin First Nation secures license to become first in Canada to operate a racetrack – APTN News

Jul 21, 2022

The Moosomin First Nation in Saskatchewan has become the first in Canada to secure a gaming license to be a track operator for thoroughbred horse racing, according to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.

The First Nation purchased about 900 acres of land northwest of Saskatoon 29 years ago as part of a Treaty Land Entitlement and slated it for agricultural use. But now it will be home to the planned Moosomin Downs and will host thoroughbred and standardbred racing, chariot and chuckwagons, and the Indian relay.

Rob Woods who is with Moosomin Downs and Entertainment Limited Partnership, said the race track will be a stepping stone to other opportunities.

“Our commitment is to basically move past a hobby-based business and allow the people who are going to participate and want to invest in horses and other things to know that our goal is to turn it into a career for our young people,” said Woods.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/moosomin-first-nation-secures-license-to-become-first-in-canada-to-operate-a-racetrack/

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