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 Maine Harness Racing Season Is Underway at Scarborough and Bangor

Live harness racing is underway at Scarborough Downs and at Bangor Historic Track through October. Scarborough is racing on Tuesdays and Saturdays (post time 1:30 PM). Bangor is racing on Wednesdays and Sundays (post time 3:00 PM). Maine’s eight pari-mutuel fairs have postponed until 2021. View the entire 2020 Fall Harness Racing Schedule (PDF)

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

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 from the MSHRC website and faxed or emailed for processing. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Upcoming Meetings

Date and Time Location Additional Information
October 15, 2020 10:00 AM Online Meeting

Meeting to consider OTB Renewals.

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