2018 Maine State Harness Racing Season To Open

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2018 Maine State Harness Racing Season To Open At Historic Scarborough Downs Track

Scarborough Downs Harness Racing
Scarborough Downs

For Immediate Release

March 20, 2018

Contact: John Bott (207) 287-3156

Augusta – Maine’s own harness race horses will be on full display at Scarborough Downs on Saturday, March 31st beginning at 1:30 p.m. when the 2018 Maine State Harness Horse Racing Season officially opens.

Some Maine horses and teams started their season on out-of-state tracks, such as Pompano Park in Florida, Saratoga and Yonkers in New York, and Meadowlands in New Jersey. But, the vast majority of Maine harness race horses, horsemen and horsewomen, as well as fans who have all been cooped-up all winter, are looking forward to March 31st to start an exciting new season.

The 2018 racing season will feature full radio coverage of racing at eight of Maine’s agricultural fairs, including Skowhegan, which will be celebrating its 200th fair. Many other special events, invitational races and special racing series are being planned.

The mission of the Maine State Harness Racing Commission is to oversee and preserve integrity of the harness racing industry and promote sportsmanship. ______________________________

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