Indian Relay 2024

AUBURN, WA – We did it!, We did it! yelled winning rider Jay Peeaychew as the Poitras Relay team celebrated after winning the Muckleshoot Gold Cup Championship in exciting fashion.

The relay team from Meadowlake, Saskatchewan made their first appearance at the Indian Relay at Emerald Downs a winning one. The team is owned by Curtis Poitras. They have previously competed in both Thoroughbred races and Indian Relay all over the country and Canada. First prize in the Championship heat was worth $11,200.

“Seven years ago I was lying in bed watching these races on Youtube,” said Peeaychew who charged passed Mountain Crow Relay in the final stretch run to win by a 1/2 length. That is one of the closest margins in the history of the Muckleshoot Gold Cup Championship race.

A huge throng of fans came out to watch the three relay heats on Father’s Day as the three-day event came to a close. Just over 9,000 fans enjoyed Championship Sunday.

Consolation videos at the bottom.


Results of Sunday’s heats


1st, Poitras Relay (Jay Peeaychew), Meadowlake, Saskatchewan, 3:28.94.

2nd, Mountain Crow Relay (Alvah Curlew rider), Crow Agency, MT, 3:29.28.

3rd, Abrahamson Relay (Scott Abrahamson), Omak, WA, 3:33.19.

4th, Carlson (Chazz Racine), Browning, MT.

5th, Sp’q’n’i Relay (Riley Prescott), Wellpinit, WA.

6th, Birdinground Relay (Tristan Birdinground), Crow Agency, MT.

DNF, Omak Express (Tyler Peasley), Omak, WA. (Lost horse)

First Consolation

1st, Amskapi Pikunii (Ian Big Tobacco), Browning, MT, 3:32.95 ($5,600).

2nd,Teton (Miaus Teton), Lincoln Creek, ID.

3rd, Strong Horse Relay (Matthew Pakootas Jr.) Nespelem, WA.

4th, Cedar Ridge (Jorge Galloway) Fort Hall, ID.

5th, Dancing Warrior (Kaden Brings Plenty), Pine Ridge, SD.

6th, Two Medicine (Jesse Carlson), Browning, MT.

7th, Buffalo Jump Express (Chris Carlson), Browning, MT.

Second Consolation

1st,Tissidimit (Azeri Coby), Fort Hall, ID, 3:37.01. ($2,800).

2nd, Old Sun (Vincent Bertelson), Siksika, Alberta.

3rd, River Road Relay (Coty Brown), Crow Agency, MT.

4th, Grizzly Mountain (Francis Marchand), Omak, WA.

5th, Starr School (Tahj Little Plume), Browning, MT.

6th, Rock Relay (Ashton Old Elk), Hardin, MT.

DNF, Arrow Lakes (Ryder Abrahamson), Inchelium, WA. (Lost horse)

Muckleshoot Gold Cup Winners

2024: Poitras Relay

2023: Two Medicine
2022: Omak Express
2021: Amskapi Pikunii
2020: cancelled Covid
2019: River Road Relay
2018: Abrahamson
2017: Starr School
2016: Carlson