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Achilles Blue Chip at Skowhegan

September 16thRacing Commission meeting Augusta 9:00

September 21stDon Richards Day at Cumberland Fair

September 29thHorsemen's golf tournament The Meadows, Litchfield 12 noon
Octoberr 5thMountain Skipper Pace, Fryeburg
October 11th3 yo Finals at Scarborough Downs
October 16th MHHA Board meeting Augusta 5:00
January 17thMHHA Annual Banquet Augusta


Scarborough Downs

September Sale


September Sale. The MSBOA is looking for horses to be entered in their September sale. Please contact Fran Hanley (hoss1956@roadrunner.com) ASAP to get your horse entered.


Windsor Fair


Candidate's Day at Windsor Fair. Thursday, August 28th the Windsor Fair, Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association, Maine Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association, Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs and Scarborough Downs hosted a Candidate’s Day at the fairgrounds.

A welcome lunch was served and remarks were made by representatives of the MHHA, the MSBOA, the MAAF, Scarborough Downs as well as the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation. About twenty candidates were able to meet with members of the harness racing industry, the agricultural fairs and OTB owners. More...



Market Feasibility Sudy 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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