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July 9, 2016Oxford Fair Fun Day

July 16, 2016Meadowlands Pace

July 22, 2016Paul Bunyan Classic

July 29, 2016Northern Maine Fair

August 6, 2016Hambletonian & Cane Pace

August 7, 2016Topsham Fair

August 14, 2016Skowhegan Fair

August 20, 2016Hight Memorial

August 21, 2016Union Fair

August 22, 2016MSBOA Golf Tournament

August 28, 2016 Windsor Fair

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...

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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