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March-Dec 2016
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Merry Christmas ... Scarborough Downs will be closed for the holidays on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ... Simulcast Wagering 7 days a week ... Live Harness Racing Resumes on March 26, 2016 ... GET TO THE TRACK!

Events

Here's what's happening at Scarborough Downs...

All events at the Downs offer Free Admission!

All events subject to change.

March 26 ... Opening Day of the 2016 Season!

The Fans will be lining the fences and the action will be fast and furious as Scarborough Downs kicks off our 66th season! We're racing on Saturday and Sunday with Post Time at 1:30 pm!

April 9 ... The Wood Memorial, The Santa Anita Derby & The Bluegrass Stakes!

Watch and Wager on the greatest TRIFECTA of Triple Crown prep races ever put together as these three Grade I events are brought to you live via simulcast all on one jam packed day! Live Post Time is at 1:30 pm ... Triple Crown Fever - CATCH IT!

April 16 ... The Arkansas Derby & The Lexington Stakes!

The final major Triple Crown prep races presented live via simulcast. The contenders will have one final chance to impress with the KENTUCKY DERBY just Three Weeks Away! Live Post Time is at 1:30 pm. Have you made your Downs Club reservations for Derby Day yet?

April 22 ... Friday Racing Begins!

The racing schedule expands to THREE days a week at the Downs, giving all the fans, both young and old alike, more chances to cheer their favorites home! Racing is now featured Friday through Sunday at 1:30 pm!

May 6 ... Twilight Racing Begins!

As the days stretch out longer, our Post Times keep pace! Scarborough Downs becomes your HAPPY HOUR place to be with live racing starting at 4:00 pm on Friday and Saturday while the popular Sunday Mattinees remain at 1:30! Check out our GREAT beer and drink specials!

May 7 ... The Kentucky Derby!

Our BIGGEST party of the year! Doors open at 11 AM ... Live Racing begins at 2 PM ... And the Downs Club Restaurant is THE PLACE to be seen on Derby Day! Ladies, don't forget our annual Belle of the Derby Hat Contest! DRESS UP and CHEER ON!

May 22 ... The Preakness Stakes!

The party continues with the running of the second jewel of thoroughbred racing's TRIPLE CROWN! Dust off your Derby Duds for yet another elegant afternoon at The Downs, featuring fine dining in the Downs Club Restaurant coupled with plenty of spine tingling thrills on the track! Live racing begins at 2:00 PM as the Chase for the Crown goes on!

June 3 ... Sumertime Post Times Begin!

The days get longer, the afternoons get warmer, and we make it easier for you to Get to the Track! Summer Post Times start today with live harness racing featured at 4:30 PM on Friday and Saturday while the popular Sunday Mattinees go to post at 1:30 ... Cold beer, hot Harness Excitement and cheering your winners home ... Does it get any better than this?

June 11 - The Belmont Stakes!

The Test of the Champion! Last year saw American Pharoah win the Triple Crown at Belmont - A feat which had eluded the great ones for 37 years! Can lightning strike two years in a row? Live Harness Racing begins at 2:00 PM, the Downs Club Restaurant will be packed to the rafters, and the Downs will once again be your Triple Crown place to be! The Party Continues!

June 16 ... Thursday Racing Begins!

Our summertime season shifts into high gear with live harness racing showcased four days a week! Twilight cards are featured Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 PM with the popular Sunday Mattinees going to post at 1:30! Summer Racing at the Downs - The Heat is On!

July 1 ... Maine Sire Stakes Season Begins!

The thrill of Maine Sire Stakes action takes center stage as the two-year-old colt pacers make the first stakes starts of their careers! Post Time is at 4:30 PM ... Get to the Track to cheer the babies on!

July 2 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Trotter Style!

Maine Sire Stakes action returns to the Seaside Oval as the three-year-old trotting divisions strut their stuff at the Raceway! Post Time is 4:30 PM ... Trot on Over to Scarborough Downs!

July 7 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Freshmen Frolic!

Two-year-old trotters invade the Downs today as the youngsters make only the second stakes starts of their young careers! Post Time is at 4:30 ... See if you can pick out the Rising Stars of this year's freshman trotting class!

July 10 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Pretty Fillies!

Maine sired two-year-old filly pacers will be charging hard from the gate this afternoon! Post Time is at 1:30 PM ... Fleet Fillies Rule at the Downs!

July 14 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Big Boy Style!

The three-year-old colt pacing class makes its Scarborough debut today, marking Seely Man's first stakes appearance at the Downs since capping off his undefeated two-year-old season by winning the $54,783 Maine Sires Final on Festival of Champions Day last October! Post Time is at 4:30 PM - Don't miss your chance to Cheer the Champ On!

July 16 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Sophomore Fillies!

The three-year-old filly pacing division makes its first appearance of the season at the Downs as the Maine-bred lasses strut their stuff at the Seaside Oval! In recent seasons, this division has been one of the most wide-open of all the Sire Stakes set ... Don't miss the show!

July 21 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Colts in Combat!

The marquee division of the Maine Sire Stakes program makes its second appearance of the season and the major rivalries should become rather apparent by now. Experience all the thrills as the Maine-breds rumble - Three-year-old colt style!

July 23 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Fillies Frolic!

Three-year-old pacing fillies return to the Raceway, appearing for the final time until mid-September! Don't miss out on the opportunity to cheer your favorite girl home!

July 24 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Juvenile Trotters!

The two-year-old trotting divisions make a rare Sunday afternoon appearance at the Downs today and the fans will surely be flocking in from off the beaches to witness the spectacle! Hurry to the races to experience the Trotting Extravaganza!

July 28 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Rookies Return!

The two-year-old colt pacers kicked off the Maine Sire Stakes Season at the Downs earlier in the month and today the little guys return to the local scene following back-to-back sessions along the northern circuit! Welcome back fellas!

July 30 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Tremendous Trotters!

The three-year-old trotting divisions make their final local appearance of the season before heading out onto the fairground circuit so this will be your last chance to catch them in action until Festival of Champions Day in October. Trotters Rule at the Downs!

July 31 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Fantastic Fillies!

Three-year-old filly pacers complete an exciting weekend of Maine Sire Stake racing at the Downs! Say goodbye to July with an afternnon at the Track!

August 6 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Distaff Lasses!

Maine Sire Stakes action returns to the Downs following their annual swing through "The County" during Northern Maine Fair week! Welcome the Maine-breds home during the 4:30 Twilight card this afternoon!

August 7 ... Family Fun Day!

A day of harnees racing fun and education for the whole family! Kids of all ages will enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, a chance to meet a mare with her new born foal and of course, the magical mini horses! Our most popular day with the younger set!

August 13 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Colts Conclude!

The two-year-old colt pacing division makes its final Scarborough appearance of the 2016 season today! Don't miss your last chance to watch and wager on these Incredible Kids!

August 21 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Thundering Trotters!

The two-year-old trotting divisions bid adieu to the Seaside Oval today! Enjoy this final session of unheralded Sunday afternoon trots during our popular 1:30 mattinee program!

September 10 ... Maine Sire Stakes - Big Boys Battle!

The three-year-old pacers make one final Scarborough appearance before heading out onto the fairground circuit! Catch a preview of October's Festival of Champions Day during our 4:30 Twilight card today!

September 11 ... Maine Sire Stakes ... Closing Day of the Summer Meet!

Say sayonara to the sophomore set this Sunday as the three-year-old fillies make their final local preliminary start while we close out the Scarborough Summer Meet with a bang! Live harness racing resumes on October 14th!

October 14 ... Opening Day of the Fall Meet!

We'll be screaming with joy as harness racing excitement returns to the Seaside Oval with the start of the fall meet today! Live racing is proudly featured Friday, Saturday & Sunday with post time promptly at 1:30 pm!

October 15 ... Festival of Champions Day!

The three-year-old Finals of the Maine Sire Stakes program feature purses in excess of $350,000! The Biggest day in state of Maine Harness Racing!

November 4 ... Fall Back!

As Daylight Savings Time ends we head to post just a little bit earlier! Live racing is now featured Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 12:05 pm!

November 27 ... Standardbred Retirement Ceremony!

Come on out for the most emotional day of the year as the 14-year-old veterans parade in front of their adoring fans as they prepare for mandatory retirement! Witness the pageantry as we salute old friends one final time!

December 4 ... Closing Day!

What a great year its been! Get to the Track one final time in 2016!