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 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 may be downloaded and faxed or emailed for processing. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2021 Maine Harness Racing Calendar Available

Maine State Harness Racing Commission Licenses a New Commercial Track and Approves a 150 Day 2021 Calendar

On February 8, 2021, the Maine State Harness Racing Commission licensed First Tracks Investments, LLC as Maine’s second commercial race track. First Tracks will conduct its inaugural 56-day meet at the Cumberland Fairgrounds during 2021. The Commission also approved a 150 day 2021 racing calendar.

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.


Maine Sire Stakes Stallion Directory


Featured Harness Racing Stories


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
April 23, 2021 10:00 AM Online Meeting Join the Zoom Meeting Online

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Call in: (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 850 1919 1258
Password: @5cd8Hra
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,85019191258# US (New York)

Agenda (PDF)
April 30, 2021 10:00 AM Online Meeting Join the Zoom Meeting Online

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Call in: (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 850 1919 1258
Password: @5cd8Hra
One tap mobile: +16468769923,,85019191258# US (New York)

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