Scarborough Downs and the Maine Harness Horsemen's Association will co-host a press conference in favor of LD 1111, An Act to Allow Maine's Harness Racing Industry to Compete with Casino Gaming, on Wednesday, March 5. The event will be held at 11:30 am in the Welcome Center on the first floor of the State House in Augusta.
Subject to a local referendum, LD 1111 would allow the Downs to operate as a fully-integrated racino, with modern gaming, entertainment, retail, and a four-star hotel, all built around and focusing on Maine harness racing.
"All we're asking for at Scarborough Downs is fairness and a level playing field," said track owner Sharon Terry, "and a chance for a family-owned business with deep Maine roots to continue its proud 64-year legacy of being Maine's premier racing venue. LD 1111 is crucial for the survival of the harness racing industry in Maine."
Scheduled to speak at the event are: