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October 29thMSHRC Meeting Augusta

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November 3rd–8thStandardbred Sale, Harrisburg, PA
November 4thElection Day
November 6hMSHRC meeting to assign 2015 race days
November 11thVeterans Day
November 22nd Breeder's Crown
January 17thMHHA Annual Banquet Augusta

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MHHA/DowneastHHA Scholarship Application Deadline is December 10th-

The MHHA offers two different scholarships to its members or family members. Unlike the DEHHA Scholarship that is awarded a single individual annually, the MHHA Scholarship is awarded to any MHHA member or a relative of a member who meets all of the requirements. Through the fundraising efforts of many volunteers throughout the year, the MHHA is proud to offer these scholarships to many students seeking a higher education.  Please follow the "Membership" menu link above to "Scholarship Programs" to download an application. Forward applications to our office before December 10th. All scholarships will be awarded at the annual banquet on January 17, 2015 at the Calumet Club in Augusta.

Windsor Fair

The decline in Casino Revenues to our Purse Account has moderated in the past couple of months; however, they are still down from last year. For the first 9 months of this year Bangor revenues are down 4% and Oxford’s decreased by 1.4% from 2013. This has meant a loss of over $137,000 in purse money through September 30th.

Market Feasibility Study on Expanded Gaming in Maine Released. On Wednesday, September 10th the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee received the report from WhiteSand Gaming that was authorized by LD1856 in the last session of the Legislature. While they conclude that there is additional capacity for gaming in Maine, the report is far from supportive of our industry. More...

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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