Scarborough Downs Racetrack

Address: 90 Payne Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074


Meeting:  Scarborough’s lengthy meet commences in late March and runs through early December. The meet is headlined by the Festival of Champions Day in early October, which is the richest day of harness racing in Maine. The track offers only standardbred racing over a four-furlong dirt track.

History:  Located in Scarborough, Maine, Scarborough Downs was built in 1949 and is the largest racetrack in the state. Initially, only thoroughbred racing took place at Scarborough, but harness racing was introduced in the 1960’s and eventually thoroughbred racing was fazed out in the early 1970’s. It wasn’t until the 2000’s that simulcast wagering was introduced to Scarborough, which allowed bettors to wager on tracks all across the country.

Facilities: Scarborough is home to The Downs Club restaurant as well as a grandstand for race viewing, and includes two track-side lounges as well as a newly constructed VIP Room.