Maine State Harness Racing Commission


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 Racing Schedule

Harness Racing News

Deering Building (Augusta Office) Closed to Public

The Deering Building, which houses the administrative offices of the Maine State Harness Racing Commission (MSHRC), has been temporarily closed to the public. Please call 207-287-3221 for assistance or email carol.gauthier@maine.gov. Application forms are available online and can be faxed or emailed for processing. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Off-track Betting Facilites are Open

Maine’s off-track betting/simulcast facilities are open in Bangor, Sanford Scarborough, Lewiston, Brunswick, and Waterville. Please check with these businesses about hours and days of operation.


Trackmaster Horse Ratings

Trackmaster Horse Ratings is a computer-based assessment of a horse's overall ability that is calcuated based on past performance ratings.

Current Horse Ratings


Public Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Date and Time Location Additional Information
January 13, 2022 Public Comment Opportunity: Chapter 21, General Hearing Procedures

This is a "repeal and replace" makeover of the chapter in which much of previous language will be repealed because it was derived from, and is redundant to, the Maine Administrative Procedures Act (MAPA). While the MAPA has been amended, Chapter 21 has not kept pace and is now in conflict with MAPA in places. Moreover, there is no legal or practical advantage to repeating statute in rule. In addition to the repeal of MAPA language, some of the more confusing language was clarified.

SUBMIT COMMENTS TO: Henry Jennings, henry.jennings@maine.gov by 5PM on February 4, 2022
January 25, 2022 10:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine (masks required) OR Zoom Join the Zoom Meeting Online

OR

Call in: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 870 8615 1731
Password: f@K2n5Fr
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87086151731# US (Chicago)


Agenda (PDF)
February 8, 2022 10:00 AM Room 118, Marquardt Building, Augusta, Maine (masks required) OR Zoom Join the Zoom Meeting Online

OR

Call in: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 827 1022 0260
Password: Yvtz1s#3
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82710220260# US (Chicago)


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