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Achilles Blue Chip at Skowhegan

May 29th & 30th Live Racing at Scarborough Downs, 4pm Post-Time
May 31st- Live Racing at Scarborough Downs, 1:30pm Post-Time
June 1st & 2nd Live Racing at Bangor Raceway Post Time 5pm!
June 5th- Live Racing at Scarborough Downs Post Time 4:30pm!
June 6thBelmont Day! Will we have a new Triple Crown Champion?
Live Racing at Scarborough Post Time 2pm!
Live Racing at Bangor Raceway Post Time 2:30pm!
June 7th Live Racing at Scarborough Downs Post Time 1:30pm!
June 8th & 9thLive Racing at Bangor Raceway Post Time 5pm!
June 11th, 12th, & 13thLive Racing at Scarborough Downs Post Time 4:30pm! (Thursdays added!)
June 12thLive Racing at Bangor Raceway Post Time 6pm! (New Friday Post)

Harness at Hadlock 2015

Annual "Harness at Hadlock" event draws large crowd. The Maine Harness racing industry and the Portland Sea Dogs (Double A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) hosted the second annual Harness at Hadlock event to a crowd of more than 6,000 spectators on Wednesday (May 20).

The event was a collaboration of efforts from the Maine Harness Racing Promotion Board, Scarborough Downs, Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association, Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association and Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Maine. More...

Maine Legislature

There's lots going on in the political world right now! Last Monday, April 27th the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee heard testimony on 10 ìgamingî bills. They consisted of an ADW bill, an OTB bill, a couple of Native American bills and five casino bills.

Clearly, the most important of the ten bills are those authorizing a southern Maine casino. While there were 5 separate proposals offered, all involved parties have come together and agreed to support whatever bill comes out of the VLA committee. More...

Don Marean

Marean Elected AHC Trustee (Washington, DC)- Donald G. Marean has been elected to the American Horse Council (AHC) Board of Trustees. Marean served four years in the Maine House of Representatives (2005-2008), and was re-elected to the House in 2012 and again in 2014, where he is currently serving.

"I am really looking forward to opportunity to serve as a Trustee of The American Horse Council," said Marean. "Currently I am serving my fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives and I sit on the Joint Standing Committee of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. I have been on this committee all four terms and I am hoping I can bring some legislative experience to AHC. Maine has about 35,000 horses and contributes approximately $320 million annually to Maine's economy." More...

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Achilles Blue Chip sets new track and Maine state record!

The winning time of 1:51.4 eclipsed the previous record of 1:52.3, set in 2010 by Rodeo Du Ruisseau. Joe Trice purchased the horse several weeks ago to race in the Paul Bunyan Invitational at Bangor Raceway. “I bought him off a friend of mine for that big race in Bangor. He ended up being sick, and…actually dislocating his pelvis, so I had a chiropractor (Dr. Dave Jeffers) work on him a couple weeks ago”, driver-trainer Cushing commented. Read the entire press release.

Total fair income from harness racing for Maine's 25 agricultural fairs since 2005 is over 10 million dollars.

Maine Harness Racing Industry Statement for Expansion of Gaming in Southern Maine

Since Greyhound set a world trotting mark at the Kite Track in Old Orchard Beach in 1939, harness racing has had a long and storied history in Maine.  With this committee’s assistance our industry would like to continue that time honored tradition.  Harness racing preserves open farmland and contributes millions of dollars to the economy, supporting Mainers who are both directly and indirectly involved in the industry. 

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