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August 28thCandidates’ day at Windsor Fair

September 6thHorsemen's Day Cornish Trotting Park

September 7th2 year old finals at Scarborough Downs

September 9thMHHA Board meeting Augusta 5:00pm

September 29thHorsemen's golf tournament The Meadows, Litchfield 12 noon



Scarborough Downs
September Sale

September Sale. The MSBOA is looking for horses to be entered in their September sale. Please contact Fran Hanley ASAP to get your horse entered.

LD 1680

Pending Rule Changes. The Harness Racing Commission has adopted the rules that were previously posted on our website.

In addition, the Commission is planning more changes to Chapter 11: Medication and Testing as well as Chapter 17: Rules Violations; Penalties. The proposed language for both these Chapters can be found under the “Horsemen” tab above. More...



LD 1856 "Resolve, To Conduct a Market Analysis Regarding the Feasibility of Expanded Gaming in Maine." In the waning hours of the last legislative session this bill was passed as an emergency measure. It calls for a consulting firm to “provide an analysis that considers the following:

  1. The current regional gaming market's capacity for additional casino-style gaming facilities in the State, considering all existing facilities where wagering is currently conducted in the State and the potential or imminent establishment of casino facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; and

  2. If a market exists:
    1. The best location for an additional casino-style gaming facility or facilities in the State;
    2. The scope of a facility or facilities that will best serve the objective of promotion of economic development in a region where a facility may be located, with a focus on job creation and increased tourism; 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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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.

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