Presser At ME State House Wednesday

Published: March 4, 2014 12:15 pm EST

Scarborough Downs and the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association will co-host a press conference in favour of LD 1111, An Act to Allow Maine’s Harness Racing Industry to Compete with Casino Gaming on Wednesday (March 5).

The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Welcome Center on the first floor of the State House in Augusta.

Subject to a local referendum, LD 1111 would allow Scarborough Downs to operate as a fully-integrated racino, with modern gaming, entertainment, retail and a four-star hotel, all built around and focusing on the great sport that is Maine harness racing.

"All we're asking for at Scarborough Downs is fairness and a level playing field," said track owner Sharon Terry, "and a chance for a family-owned business with deep Maine roots to continue its proud 64-year legacy of being Maine's premier racing venue. LD 1111 is crucial for the survival of the harness racing industry in Maine."

Scheduled to speak at the event are:

  • Sharon Terry, Owner of Scarborough Downs
  • Representative Don Marean (R-Hollis)
  • Representative Jeffrey Gifford (R-Lincoln) – bill sponsor
  • Senator John Tuttle (D-Sanford)

Media packets will be available to members of the press following the event.

(Scarborough Downs)