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Live Harness Racing:
Fri/Sat at 4 pm
Sunday at 1:05 pm
Plus simulcasting 7 Days!

* We're racing live Friday & Saturday at 4 pm; Sunday at 1:05 pm... drink specials daily and simulcasting 7 days! Kentucky Derby is May 3rd! GET TO THE TRACK!


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

All events at the Downs offer Free Admission!

All events subject to change.

2014 Events Schedule

APRIL 2014

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!

See the YouTube video of the Standardbred Retirement Ceremony from 2012 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.

MAY 2014

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.


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.