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

2022 Harness Racing Dates Updated

Maine’s 2022 Harness Racing Season Set to Begin April 8!

On November 19, 2021, the Maine State Harness Racing Commission approved a 2022 Racing Calendar that included 144 days of racing spanning nine months and nine tracks. However, a series of potential adjustments relating to fair racing are now pending, with final decisions expected on March 28. Following approval of any changes, an official 2022 calendar will be posted on the MSHRC website. In the meantime, the 2022 Maine Harness Racing season resumes April 8 at First Tracks Cumberland with a post time of 3 PM. We hope to see you at the track!

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
June 23, 2022 9:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams
July 19, 2022 9:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams
August 16, 2022 9:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams
September 20, 2022 9:00 AM Room 118, Marquardt Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams
October 18, 2022 9:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams

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