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Maine Fair Track Adds 56 Race Dates

April 14, 2021:

As the state of Maine witnessed the closure of Scarborough Downs last year, a massive void was left for the harness racing community. Enter First Track Investments LLC....read on

Scarborough Downs Holds Final Card

November 28, 2020:

The 25-minute trip down I-95 for Wallace Watson was certainly worth his time on Saturday (Nov. 28) as he not only won his lone drive of the day at Scarborough Downs, he etched his name in the annals of harness racing history with a bittersweet footnote as the final winning driver in the track's 70-year history....read on

Looking Back At Scarborough Downs

November 28, 2020:

At around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, we’ll know the name of the final winning horse in the 90-year history of Scarborough Downs....read on

Scarborough Downs To Close

November 20, 2020:

Beset by financial hardship in recent years, Scarborough Downs will bring down the curtain on 70 years of horse racing later this month....read on

Scarborough Downs Meet Cut Short

July 8, 2020:

In the midst of the 70th season of racing at Scarborough Downs, the summer harness racing meet will be suspended following the card on Friday (July 10) due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, which currently do not allow the track to entertain patrons....read on

Scarborough Forced To Reschedule

June 24, 2020:

Officials with Scarborough Downs have announced that the track has been forced to reschedule its card of live racing that had been scheduled for today (Wednesday, June 24)....read on

Racing Returns To Scarborough Downs

May 29, 2020:

The state of Maine continues through a phased reopening from COVID-19 shutdown and as part of that reopening, the office of Governor Janet T. Mills has granted approval for Scarborough Downs to launch its delayed 2020 harness racing meet....read on

McGwire Sowers With Five Opening Day

March 31, 2018:

Rookie driver McGwire Sowers stepped into the limelight on Saturday, March 31, claiming victory in five of the 10 races programmed, four of which were back to back, on opening day of the 68th racing season at Scarborough Downs....read on

Scarborough Opener Postponed

March 15, 2018:

Opening day of the 2018 harness racing season at Scarborough Downs has been postponed....read on

Scarborough Downs Sold; Deal Firm

January 9, 2018:

It has been reported that the pending sale of Scarborough Downs has gone firm, and that the Terry family will continue to operate live racing at the facility and will retain the track’s 60 employees for at least the foreseeable future....read on

Scarborough Downs Sale In Place

December 11, 2017:

It was reported late last week that a deal has been reached which will see the ownership of Scarborough Downs in Maine change hands....read on

Amazon, Harness Racing In The Mix?

November 5, 2017:

Online retail giant Amazon recently issued a request for proposal for its second North American headquarters. The RFP deadline was October 19, and, oddly enough, harness racing is in the mix....read on

Storm Forces Scarborough To Cancel

November 3, 2017:

Five days following last weekend’s devastating storm, electrical power has yet to be restored at Scarborough Downs....read on

Case Wins In Return At Scarborough

October 21, 2017:

Driver Walter Case Jr. wasted little time in finding his way back to the winner's circle, connecting in the second race of the afternoon at Scarborough Downs....read on

Walter Case Discusses His Return

October 19, 2017:

The last time Walter Case Jr. drove in a pari-mutuel horse race was during the fall of 2008. Although he is almost a full decade removed from that comeback, the polarizing pilot has been listed on multiple horses for this coming weekend’s cards of racing....read on


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