Scarborough Downs Harness Racetrack is proud to be celebrating its 59th year of business! And we owe our success to all our valued customers and horse men and women who support the track every day.
Nestled in the tall pines on 500 acres in the heart of Southern Maine in the town of Scarborough, Scarborough Downs is the home of New England's fastest half-mile track. The track, designed by Charles Coon and Sons, has drawn rave reviews by horsemen and women throughout its fast-paced history.
The track was once a popular Thoroughbred track when it opened in the 50s until the 70s, then became a harness track.
The track's unique setting draws thousands every racing season from all parts of the United States, Canada and beyond!
In addition to its 2009 live harness racing schedule, which begins in January this year, Scarborough Downs offers simulcasting of both thoroughbred and harness races from premier tracks from across the US and Canada -- 363 days a year, noon to midnight.
Close to the beaches and only 7 miles from downtown Portland, Maine's largest city, Scarborough Downs is one of the top entertainment destinations in the state -- We were voted the area's top Recreation Destination three years in a row! We truly are the only place to watch The Kentucky Derby and all the Triple Crown races! We are also host to a series of exciting and educational events all year long, from Family Fun Day to The Maine Breeders Stakes races! This year, we're holding the 2 and 3-year-old Stakes Finals in one chock-full Super Sire Stakes Weekend, October 17th & 18th. Just check our site for the latest updates on all our special events. Whether you are new to harness racing or are a seasoned fan, you'll enjoy the thrill of a visit to the track. So make sure you stop in for a visit on your next trip to Maine, and enjoy your day at the races!