Day At The Track

Bangor Raceway set for opening day

11:20 AM 09 Apr 2021 NZST
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BANGOR, ME - April 9, 2021 - The 138th season of harness racing at historic Bangor Raceway will get underway Sunday, April 11th with 66 horses competing in nine races with a first race post time of 12:15 p.m.

"It's always exciting to get a new racing season underway, and this year with an earlier opening than in previous years we have made a few changes including an earlier post time on Sunday that will allow for more families to come and watch the races," said Michael Hopkins, Manager of Racing Operations at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway. COVID-19 precautions including social distancing and mandatory masks for all visitors will be enforced.

Live racing will be conducted Wednesdays and Sundays through July 21 with no live racing on May 9 and 12. Post time for the Wednesday race cards will be 3 p.m. Independence Day (July 4) will feature a special evening race card and a special post time of 6 p.m. culminating with Bangor's famous fireworks display over the waterfront.

The fall racing season will start on September 7 and continue through October 30 with live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays. The highlight of the fall meet will be the October 16 Maine Sire Stakes Finals.

Admission to the grandstand is free daily. Race programs will be sold at the track starting the day before each race date for $1 each. For more Bangor racing information please visit http://www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com/Racing/Schedule.

Simulcast wagering from top racetracks around the country will be available every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Win, Place & Show Lounge located under the grandstand. Simulcast wagering at the Race Book inside the Hollywood Casino Bangor remains closed until pandemic precautions are lifted. Hollywood Casino's gaming floor is open daily from 9 am to 12 midnight.

Horse racing fans that can't make it to the track can watch and wager on their favorite tracks at home or on their mobile devices at www.hollywoodraces.com. Free live and replay video of the Bangor races can be found at https://www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com/racing/watch-live-races-replays.

by Christopher McErlean, for Bangor Raceway

 

 

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