Bangor Raceway, Scarborough Downs to offer chance at $100,000

Posted May 31, 2011, at 5:39 p.m.

BANGOR — Bangor Raceway and Scarborough Downs are launching a new promotion for harness racing fans this season: the Lucky 7 Challenge, where one contestant will be chosen at random each week for a chance to win $100,000, according to a press release from Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway.

During the race meets, a person who correctly picks the top seven finishers of the challenge race will win $100,000.

“We wanted a promotion that got people involved in the live harness racing product,” said

Wendy Ireland, a member of the Maine Harness Racing Promotion Board, which sponsors the

contest along with both commercial tracks. “Our fans love the horses so this was perfect. They

need something that engages them and focuses their attention to the action out on the track.”

If the contestant correctly picks five of the seven finishers, a prize of $1,000 will be awarded; for six of seven finishers: $25,000, and seven of seven: $100,000.

The Lucky 7 Challenge will be offered at Bangor Raceway on Fridays through July 22, and

at Scarborough Downs on Saturdays from June 11 to Sep. 3.

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