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Scarborough Downs

90 Payne Road, Scarborough, ME 04070
(207) 883-4331
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Scarborough
Type: Horse Tracks
Most recent review
- Jun 19, 2014
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Belmont, New Hampshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

great harness racing has a lovely dining room with views of the racing food is above average if you just want a burger/dog/beer there is a pub on the 1st floor wrap around windows plus you can bet on other tracks MANY TVS

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I was new to the horse betting game on a trip to Old Orchard beach and decided at 67 years old I should at least take a look. I had never put a bet on a horse race in my life and was so excited to see the horses you could not imangine. The very first horse I bet on... More

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Portland, Maine
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142 reviews 142 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been going to Scarborough Downs for years and continue to watch it decay. The place was a great harness racing facility up to the end of the 1980's. Since then, not a dime has been spent on the place. Some of this is due to the city's refusal to allow this track to have slot machines. Most of... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Nothing beats a great meal and playing the ponies. The food & service is beyond compair--and if you're able to win a few quid--all the better!!!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Fun place to go for a few hours! Sad to see it somewhat empty. Minimum bets of $2 allow you to cheer for your picks without getting too stressed about not knowing what you're doing. 10 races at 2 bucks a race if you choose equals 20 bucks for 3 hours of entertainment. Unless you win, then they're paying you!... More

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Merrimack, NH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

didn't have to take off my shoes to count the "crowd". Without people betting and cheering there wasn't much excitement

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NEW HAMPSHIRE
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Back in the 1980s I frequented the Downs regularly, when facilities were still fairly good and crowds still came to watch horse racing on weekends. Sport has steadily been dying off for some time, the Downs looks no different than it did then, just older and outdated. Grandstands are not even open any longer, gross bathrooms and food areas. Ok....so... More

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