The team of Poitras Relay is the men's winner of the 2024 Lead by Example & Red Sky Events Indian Relay Races. 

The club is from Saulteaux First Nation in Saskatchewan and traveled to Strathmore to compete in the powwow's first annual races. 

Curtis Poitras said it was unreal experience to win it all.

"It was great for the team to win against some very competitive racers and to come out and support the Lead by Example Powwow."

According to Poitras, they have been only doing this for three years.

"Even with learning and growing in this sport, I have worked with thoroughbred horses my entire life." 

relay Poitras Relay triumphs at Lead by Example Relay Races. Photo from Poitras Relay Facebook. 

He expressed to us what going to the powwow has meant to him.

"They have got a very good thing going on there. You never know who is watching you or looking up to you."

Because of their win at the powwow, Poitras said it caught the attention of some people they were hoping to impress. 

"We will now compete at the Calgary Stampede in the races."

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