Here's what's happening at Scarborough Downs...
All events at the Downs offer Free Admission!
All events subject to change.
2014 Events Schedule
Fri., April 11, Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13: Post time all three days is 1:05 pm
Sun., April 13 - Standardbred Retirement Ceremony (2013 retirees)- Post time: 1:05 pm. Join us as we honor the ten 14-year-olds Standardbred race horses who went into mandatory retirement at the end of the 2013 season (this event was rescheduled from Dec. 2013). Procession to music, blankets, and carrots, plus a special program with each horse's past history and future plans! Ceremony slated to take place after Race 6 on the program. Click here to see the Retirement Program (PDF). Free admission, free parking.
Take a look at the YouTube video of the Standardbred Retirement Ceremony from 2011 here!
Sun., April 20 - Easter Sunday! Join us for live racing at 1:05 pm. Special Ham Dinner in concessions: Honey glazed ham, mixed vegetable, potato salad and cupcake for $7.95! Live racing at 1:05 pm.
Friday, May 2 - Kentucky Oaks - Kentucky Oaks 140 - the Lilies for the Fillies! On the Friday before Derby, watch the fillies run for the lilies! A tradition as old as Kentucky Derby! Scarborough Downs doors open at 10 am. Advance wagering available on the Derby. Live racing post time: 4 pm
Saturday, May 3 - The Kentucky Derby - Join us for the most exciting 2 minutes in sports, live via simulcast from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. The world's top three-year-old thoroughbreds thunder 1.25 miles racing for a place among the legends, the greatest horses the world has ever seen. Purse is $2 million!
Special Scarborough Downs live racing post time: 2 pm followed by live coverage of the Derby.
BUFFET DINING in The Downs Club . See the menu here! Prices: $24 per person, which includes 8% Maine State meals tax and buffet gratuity. $12.50 for children 10 and under (includes tax and tip). ** One time through the line** Drinks billed separately. Reservations a must! Call 207-883-3022. Tables of six or more held with a valid credit card. 24-hour cancellation notice required. $50 table fee charged for no-shows. Dining room opens at 1 pm. Catering in the Downs Club provided by CVC CATERING GROUP.
LADIES: Enter our “Belle of the Derby” Hat Contest: Wear your best derby and enter to win a $50 gift certificate to ULTA Beauty (online or by the Maine Mall). Prize awarded for Most Creative and Most Elegant hats. Registration from 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM in The Downs Club, 3rd floor of the Clubhouse. Judging and winners announced after live racing (approximately 5:30 pm). Special guest Judge, renowned designer, ASHLEYlaurenKerr. See the full contest rules and instructions here. The first 50 entrants receive a Derby Swag Bag!
RAFFLE: Enter to win a $100 win wager to bet on your Derby favorite! Free to enter. Drawing after live racing, approximately 5:45 pm.
Order your Mint Julep! The official drink of the Kentucky Derby! Add a Derby 140 Commemorative glass for just $5 extra, available in the bars while supplies last!
Sun., May 11 - Mother's Day - Get mom to the track! Every mom gets a flower, while supplies last. Concessions special (TBA) Mimosas in the Lower Club and Winner's Circle bars! Free admission, free parking. Live racing post time: 1:05 pm.
Sat., May 17th - The Preakness Stakes, live via simulcast from Pimlico Race Course. Join us for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown! DINING ROOM Buffet – TBA. Reservations required. Dining room opens at 1 pm. Catering in the Downs Club provided by CVC CATERING GROUP.
SPECIAL LIVE RACING POST TIME: 2 PM
Fri., June 6 - Fridays added to the live racing schedule, new post time: 4:30 pm!
Sat., June 7 - The Belmont Stakes! Join us for the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown races, live via simulcast from Belmont Park, Buffet in the Downs Club - Price TBD, Kids 12 and under TBD. Reservations required. Dining room opens at 1 pm. Catering in the Downs Club provided by CVC CATERING GROUP.
SPECIAL LIVE RACING Post time: 2:00 pm
Thurs., June 12 - Thursdays added to the Live racing schedule, new post time: 4:30 pm!
Sun., June 15 - Father's Day! Get Dad to the track! Chicken BBQ - $Price TBA, includes BBQ Chicken quarters, Cheryl's homemade potato salad, cole slaw and brownie. Live racing post time: 1:05 pm.
Sun., June 22 - THE 2014 MAINE SIRE STAKES SEASON KICKS OFF! Come see this year's crop of Maine bred's compete! Live racing post time: 1:05 pm.