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.

Harness Racing News

2020 Harness Racing Season Starts

The Maine Harness racing season begins on June 3 at Scarborough Downs! No spectators are allowed at this time. Racing is scheduled for every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through the Month of June, with a post time of 1:00 PM.

2020 Maine Sire Stakes Stallion Directory (PDF)

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 Application forms may be downloaded from the MSHRC website and faxed or emailed for processing. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Featured Story: The Making of a Champion: Breeding Horses for the Sire Stakes - Featuring the Graffam family, Norton Farm of Falmouth.

Featured Story: Hooked on Harness - The Cushing family’s presence in harness racing spans six decades. Reprinted from Hoof Beats Magazine.

Featured Story: See you at the Fair: 2019 Marks 150 Years of Harness Racing Fun - This year’s agricultural fair season is a celebration of a century and a half of horse-powered excitement. 

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.

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Public Meetings

Date and Time Location Additional Information
July 14, 2020 9:00 AM Online Meeting Join Zoom Meeting Online


Meeting ID: 993 1674 9700 Password: 765772

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