Day At The Track

Postponement of opening weekend

06:29 AM 15 Mar 2018 NZDT
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Scarborough, Maine – March 14, 2018 … Opening Day of the 2018 harness racing season at Scarborough Downs has been postponed as southern Maine continues to dig out and recover from a fierce succession of nor’easters and blizzards,

The opening of the season, originally scheduled for March 24th, has now been pushed back one week to Saturday March 31 with post time slated for 1:30 PM (EDT).

Qualifying races scheduled to be held on Saturday March 17 have also been cancelled.

“Two major storms with-in the past five days, both loaded with heavy, wet snow have forced the cancellation of pre-meet qualifying races” said Stephen Cobbett, Scarborough Downs Director of Operations, “Without these qualifying sessions it would be impossible to card races for next weekend. Track employees are doing all that is humanly possible to prepare the facility and we are hopeful that Mother Nature will begin to cooperate so that the season can finally get underway next weekend.”

Qualifying races have rescheduled for Wednesday (3/21), Saturday (3/24) and Tuesday (3/27) at 10:00 AM.

A double draw for the new Opening Weekend will be conducted on Wednesday March 28.

Scarborough Downs will proudly feature live harness racing on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM (EDT) through the month of April.

For more information, visit or visit our Facebook page.

Mike Sweeney

Director of Publicity

Scarborough Downs

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