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Maine Harness Racing Gives Back

October 17, 2013:

The excitement of harness racing will be at its normal pulsing pitch on Saturday (October 19) but the focus of the horsemen and fans alike will be centered around raising funds for charity as the third annual ‘Maine Harness Racing Gives Back Day’ is held at Scarborough Downs....read on

Racing Remembers On Memorial Day

May 29, 2013:

The harness racing community came together on Monday to honour the memory of departed friends on Memorial Day, including Krystle Campbell, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, in a memorial race dedicated by her best friend, State-of Maine native, Karen Rand....read on

‘Dewey’ Makes Varney A Happy Camper

October 10, 2012:

Pembroke Dewey is a happy horse. Which is only fair, since he spends a lot of time making owner Bill Varney happy....read on

Switzer Jr. Celebrates 1,000 Driving Wins

August 19, 2012:

Even though his 1,000th career driving was hit on the track at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds one day earlier, driver Kevin Switzer Jr. was celebrated with a plaque commemorating the milestone at Scarborough Downs on Sunday, the very track where he earned the bulk of those wins....read on

Fifty Wins For Ontario-Sired Wholly Louy

August 12, 2012:

Heath Campbell held the hot hand on Saturday at Scarborough Downs, steering three winners down victory lane; chief among them, Pembroke Dewey, who claimed top honours in an $11,767 division of Maine Sire Stakes competition....read on

Switzer Scores Career Win 3,000

May 19, 2012:

Kevin Switzer won early and often on Saturday afternoon en route to securing his 3,000th career driving victory in front of the hometown fans at...read on

More Maine Success For Wholly Louy

April 28, 2012:

Ontario-bred Wholly Louy continued his successful assault on the Scarborough Downs Free-for-All ranks on Saturday, posting his second top class victory from three local appearances, timed in a seasonal best...read on

Wholly Louy Heads To Maine

April 7, 2012:

Class came through at Scarborough Downs on Saturday as the veteran pacer, Ontario-bred Wholly Louy, claimed victory in the $6,000 Free For All event...read on

Rookie Trainer Posts Breakout Day

April 1, 2012:

In an industry often dominated by tried and true veterans, occasionally rookie talent shines through. Such was the case Sunday...read on

Scarborough Downs Gets 2012 Dates

November 30, 2011:

It has been reported that Scarborough Downs has narrowly avoided a race-date cut for its 2012 season of live racing. "I agonize over making this recommendation," Maine Harness Racing Commission Executive Director Henry Jackson has been quoted as saying. "But every year I sit at this table and outline to the commission my concerns about a depleting horse supply."...read on

Some Maine Horsepeople Looking South

November 17, 2011:

The most recent push to get slot machine gaming into southern Maine, which encompasses Scarborough Downs, has failed, and horsepeople have gone on the record as saying they are considering pulling up shop and relocating to slots-rich racing states...read on

Gaming Issues Hot Topic In U.S.

November 8, 2011:

Tuesday is a day for votes with huge implications for the gaming and horse racing industries in two U.S. states...read on

Barbra Ann Goes Solo

October 12, 2011:

The best of Maine will be on display at Scarborough Downs, outside Portland, when the finals of the Maine Sire Stakes are held Sunday afternoon, and filly Barbra Ann will have to tackle her divisional rivals without barn buddy Maeve by her side...read on

Western Victory In Scarborough Track Record

May 29, 2011:

Western Victory, in a sterling prep for his upcoming New York Sire Stakes engagements, blazed to a brand-new track record at Scarborough Downs on Saturday...read on

Maine Racino Gets Green Light

November 3, 2010:

Biddeford Residents have given an overwhelming vote of support to the proposed Biddeford Downs Racino. When the votes were counted, 'yes' votes totaled 4,636 and 'no' votes totaled 3,244. The vote now allows Ocean Properties and Scarborough Downs to work with city leaders toward developing a first-class racino...read on


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