Scarborough Downs calendar of events

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May 9

Scarborough Downs Mother’s Day: A flower for every mom; reservations required for brunch buffet 12:30 pm. 883-3022; live racing post time 1:30 p.m. with free admission.

May 15

Scarborough Downs Preakness Stakes; Second jewel of the Triple Crown, live via simulcast from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD; raffle giveaway; reservations required for dining room; live racing post time 2 p.m., Preakness 6 p.m. free admission

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June 5

Scarborough Downs Belmont Stakes: Final jewel of the Triple Crown, live via simulcast from Belmont Park, NY; reservations required for dining room; live racing post time 2 p.m., Belmont 6 p.m. free admission

June 20

Scarborough Downs Father’s Day: Chicken BBQ out on the apron. No reservations needed. Beer specials and fun giveaways for Dad; live racing post time 1:30 p.m. with free admission.

June 27

Scarborough Downs Maine Breeders Stakes kick-off to the season with the 3-year-old Colt Pacers out on the track; live racing post time 1:30 p.m.

July 17

Scarborough Downs 60th Anniversary Celebration; reservations required for buffet 3 p.m.; live racing features the Mid-Summer Classic $25,000 invitational pace and Breeders Stakes 3YO Filly Pacers out on the track; live racing post time 4 p.m. free admission.

August 8

Scarborough Downs 6th Annual Family Fun Day: Harness racing education, live mare and foal, mini horses, games, prizes, live demonstrations (grooming, horse shoeing, harnessing), and more; BBQ hot dogs and hamburgers out on the apron starting at 12:30 p.m. Free hot dog for kids under 12; live racing features The Mildred Williams International Driving Series for Women Drivers to support Ribbons for Ribbons Breast Cancer Research; live racing post time 1:30 p.m. free admission.

August 14

Scarborough Downs Joseph Ricci Memorial Trot Invitational: New England’s premier trotting event, in memory of the late Joe Ricci, Scarborough Downs owner and harness racing benefactor; prize raffles and 50/50 cash raffle to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine; buffet dining reservations required; live racing features Breeders Stake Races: 3-year-old Filly Pacers out on the track; post time 4 p.m. free admission.

September 12

Scarborough Downs Maine Breeders Stakes 2-Year-Old Finals: 2-year-olds take the track; 50/50 cash raffle to benefit the Sire Stakes Scholarship Fund; luncheon buffet reservations required; live racing 1:30 p.m. free admission.

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