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Achilles Blue Chip at Skowhegan

July 23rd, 24th & 25th(2 y/o Filly Pacers)- Live Racing at Scarborough Downs 4:30pm Post!
July 24th— Northern Maine Fair Racing Opens, 6pm Post with 3 y/o Filly Pacers!
July 26th— Live Racing at Scarborough Downs 1:30pm Post!
July 27th— Live Racing at Northern Maine Fair 6pm Post!
July 28th— Live Racing at Northern Maine Fair, 3 y/o Colt Pacers 2pm Post!
July 29th— Live Racing at Northern Maine Fair, 2 y/o Colt & Filly Trotters and 3 y/o Colt and Filly Trotters, 2pm Post!
July 30th, 31st, and August 1st— Live Racing at Scarborough Downs 4:30pm Post!
July 30th & 31st— Live Racing at Northern Maine Fair, 6pm Post!
August 2nd— Live Racing at Scarborough Downs 3 y/o Filly Pacers, 1:30pm Post!
August 2nd— Opening Day of Topsham Fair, 5pm Post!
August 3rd & 4th (3 y/o Colt Pacers)— Live Racing at Topsham Fair, 5pm Post!



A Sweet Ride is all smiles!

A Sweet Ride Captures Paul Bunyan Classic The 22nd annual Paul Bunyan Classic was celebrated at Hollywood Casino, Hotel, & Raceway in Bangor, Maine on Monday (July 20) by a robust crowd. The classic was the highlight to the end of the summer racing meet.

This year a new formula was used in place of the traditional invitational. Preliminary races were held at Plainridge Park in Plainville, Mass., and at Bangor Raceway. The top finishers in each preliminary race were invited back for the “Bunyan” to compete for a share of the $25,000 bounty that was up for grabs. More...


Maine Legislature


Legislative Update, July 2015. As I’m sure you’ve heard, LD 1280 was held over until the second session of the Legislature which begins in January. While this is not the outcome we had hoped for, it was far better than what looked to be a certain defeat in the Senate on the last night of the session.

Our team – which consisted of MHHA board members and personnel, MSBOA members, fair people and lobbyists for Ocean Properties, the Devine group as well as Scarborough Downs – worked long hours the last few weeks to keep the bill alive. It was refreshing to have all interested parties working together this year!. 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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