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Scarborough Downs

Scarborough Downs is an American horse racing track located in Scarborough, Maine. Scarborough Downs is Maine's largest race track. It is home to a restaurant as well as a grandstand for race viewing. [1]

Scarborough Downs was constructed in 1950 as a racetrack for Thoroughbred horse races. [2] It was the only one of its kind in the state. [3] However, harness racing was introduced in the 1960s and in September of 1972 the track no longer hosted Thoroughbred racing. [4] In the 2000s, the track began to offer simulcast races from premier thoroughbred tracks along with those of harness racing.

On October 1, 1980, a pre-dawn fire at Scarborough Downs, ignited as the result of an overloaded electrical box in a tack room, destroyed a 240-foot barn, killing eleven horses. [5]


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