Title

An article on harness racing in Maine, in the midst of a public controversy over

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

4-1-2004

Pages

98-99, 120, 122-123

Abstract

An article on harness racing in Maine, in the midst of a public controversy over introducing slot machines to the state's two commercial racetracks in Bangor and Scarborough. A bare 1,600 people are employed in what has been called Maine's invisible industry, a part of its agrarian past. With statistics on the dying industry; details on the racino question in Maine and other states; a look at the roots of harness racing in Maine, once the center for Standardbred horse breeding in the country, and how gambling has always been connected to the sport; details on how horse owners are making an investment in the sport to keep it going and the difficulties of identifying the number of horse owners and farms remaining in Maine; and a look at how the sport could benefit from slot machines.

Subjects

Horse racing, Slot machines

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