Scarborough Downs Harness Racetrack...is proud to be celebrating its 65th year of business in 2015! And we owe our success to all our valued customers and horse men and women who support the track each and every season.
Nestled in the tall pines on 500 acres in the heart of Southern Maine in the town of Scarborough, Scarborough Downs is the home of New England's fastest half-mile track. The track, designed by Charles Coon and Sons, has drawn rave reviews by horsemen and women throughout its fast-paced history.
Close to the beaches and only 7 miles from downtown Portland, Maine's largest city, Scarborough Downs is one of the top entertainment destinations in the state -- Voted the area's top Recreation Destination four years in a row! Scarborough Downs is a great place to watch The Kentucky Derby and all the Triple Crown races! Check out special events such as the Family Fun Day to The Maine Breeders Stakes races! This year, Scarborough Downs will be hosting the 2-year-old Stakes Finals in September and the 3-year-old Stakes Finals in October. Just check our site for the latest updates on all our special events. Whether you are new to harness racing or are a seasoned fan, you'll enjoy the thrill of a visit to the track. So make sure you stop in for a visit on your next trip to Maine, and enjoy your day at the races!
Conveniently located off Exit 42 of the Maine Turnpike, north or south. Payne Road Entrance: Turn left after the toll plaza and the track entrance is on the right at the next traffic light. Via US Route 1: Just head south from the Oak Hill intersection for about 1 mile and Scarborough Downs is on the Right at the 3rd light. From Portland: Take 295 South to Exit 3/Scarborough. Follow access road to Route 1 South. Pass through 7 traffic lights. Scarborough Downs is on the right at the 8th light.
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The Downs Club
The Downs Club at Scarborough Downs is the crown jewel of the racetrack. The 300-seat facility offers a casual yet elegant place to watch the races in style, with a unique six-tier design that offers diners a panoramic view of all the live harness racing out on the race track. Each table is equipped with a color television monitor for a close-up view of the excitement out on the track or for viewing the more than 30 tracks we offer daily via simulcast.To add to the excitement, betting windows are located right in the restaurant, where friendly ticket sellers will gladly answer questions about wagering and racing.
The Downs Club will be open for delicious buffet dining on select days during the 2012 season, starting with the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5th, our biggest party of the year. Please be sure to inquire/reserve your table by calling 207-883-3022.The Downs Club is also the perfect place to book your next party or special event. For more information call Susan Higgins at 207-883-4331 x1002.