The Harness Racing Commission provides oversight and support of the Maine’s harness racing industry with a goal of promoting fairness and integrity of the sport.

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Harness Race Driver Bartlett Marks Successful 20 Year Career with Hall of Fame Induction

Twenty years of hard work and thousands of races later, Augusta native Jason Bartlett is considered one of the top harness racing drivers in the U.S., with more than 7,000 career wins and $95 million in purse earnings. To mark his achievements in the sport of harness racing, Jason will be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame on June 3, becoming one of only four harness racing driver inductees. Read Full Story

Racing Is Now Underway at Maine’s Two Commercial Tracks!

Harness Racing is now underway at both Bangor Historic Track and Scarborough Downs. Bangor is racing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays while Scarborough races on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

License Applications

As a cost saving measure, the Maine Harness Racing Commission no longer mails out license applications. Instead, applicants can simply download applications. If you cannot download an application, and would like one mailed, please contact the MSHRC office.

Annual Report

The 2017 Maine Harness Racing Commission Report (PDF) is now available.


Public Meetings

Date and Time Location Additional Information
June 20, 2018 9:00 AM Gambling Control Board Conference Room, Department of Public Safety, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, Maine Agenda (PDF)

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