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Scarborough Downs

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Fun Night at the Track

The facility needs lots of work, but the staff are very accommodating. Had a good time with... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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Nice afternoon at the track

Indeed, it is an old track, but a fun place to bet on horses in a friendly, relax and no pretension... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
Terrebonne, Canada
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90 Payne Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074-9619
+1 207-883-4331
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Will miss this place when it is gone next year. Always go when in the area. I grew up around horse racing so this brings back a little of my younger years.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The service here was extremely nice even if you don’t know what your doing they will be super friendly and help you out with all the betting stuff. The horses were magnificent and it was super exciting to bet on the horse races. It’s a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

I lived in Maine for 3/4 of my life, and now return as a visitor. Scarborough Downs was once a thriving harness racing track, but now is just the shadow of what it once was. The entire facility is just a shell of what it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

This place depresses me. It looks like it hasn't been updated in about 50 years (because it hasn't) and the people hanging out inside look like they have a gambling addiction or something. With a little TLC, I think this place could be nice again,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The facility needs lots of work, but the staff are very accommodating. Had a good time with family and friends betting on the horses. It was a nice break from beaching it all day. Definitely something I'll keep on my vacation schedule (if it stays...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PandJVT
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Indeed, it is an old track, but a fun place to bet on horses in a friendly, relax and no pretension atmosphere. Surely a meeting place for the local people. It was not too crowded on that afternoon in spring. I would say it is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank southguy
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Convenient to Route 1. Harness racing in a local setting with local color. A fun night at the track.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Chuck52310
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Came here for the first time too see the Kentucky Derby, from 2pm until the derby started we enjoyed simulcast and live races. Won a bit of money and will go again very soon.. Wish the tvs were larger in certain parts of the downs,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank claverriere
Reviewed May 5, 2016

We stopped by while on vacation in Maine. Stopped by after having dinner. It was on the weekend. It is an older track. We stayed for about 6 races, would have stayed longer, but the fog was rolling in and getting pretty thick, so we...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Nihilator
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Good race track. Very large clubhouse and outdoor areas. Never too crowded. Too bad more people don't enjoy harness racing. There is also broadcast of races from other tracks. I great for a relaxing day at the track.

Date of experience: August 2015
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