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April 21stQualifiers at Bangor Raceway, 6pm

April 24thQualifiers at Bangor Raceway, 6pm

April 28thBangor Raceway’s opening day, 5pm

May 12thMSHRC meeting, Dept. of Public Safety, 9:30am

May 28thHarness at Hadlock, Sea Dogs game, 6pm

Scarborough Downs

Harness Horsemen International

Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship. The Harness Horsemen International Foundation’s scholarship application is due May 1, 2014.  The $4,000 scholarship award is granted to a son or daughter of a full-time standardbred groom or an HHI affiliated association.  The award is given to a student who has demonstrated exceptional scholarship, citizenship and leadership. More...

LD 1680

LD 1680—An Act to Protect the Integrity of Funding for Harness Racing Purses—Signed into Law by the Governor. This bill submitted on behalf of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association that requires a person licensed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, State Harness Racing Commission to conduct harness horse racing to establish a trust account for the benefit of the persons who race horses at the licensee’s facility was signed into law by the Governor on March 22nd. More...

Harness at Hadlock

Harness Night at Hadlock Field. The Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association and the Maine Harness Racing Promotion Board have collaborated with the Portland Sea Dogs to bring the first ever “Harness at Hadlock” event on May 28th at 6pm.  Tickets will be on sale for $6 each with $1 of the proceeds to benefit the Maine Standardbred Welfare Support Fund.   Tickets will go on sale the week of April 7thMore...

MSBOA Annual Banquet

Maine Breeders Hold Annual Banquet. Despite the impending snowstorm, an excellent crowd gathered on Saturday, February 15th in Portland, Maine for the annual meeting and banquet of the Maine Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association.   Prior to the awards festivities, the Board of Directors of the MSBOA held their winter meeting.  More...

Open Forum on Medication & Testing. The Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association & Maine Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association held an open forum on medication rules & testing on Tuesday, March 18th at the Calumet Club in Augusta.   Dr. Richard Sams, the laboratory director for the Horseracing Forensic Lab (HFL) in Kentucky was the guest speaker for the event. More...

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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Windsor Fair Legislator's Day

On Friday, August 30th, the Race For ME PAC, Windsor Fair, Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association, Maine Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association, Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs, Scarborough Downs and Ocean Properties hosted a Legislator’s Day at the Windsor Fair.  All of the Maine legislators were invited to attend the event held in a special tent next to the grandstand and the racetrack. Read the entire article.

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