Hermon native records 1,000th career harness racing victory

Posted Dec. 08, 2013, at 11:48 a.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Harness racing driver Shawn Thayer mastered the mud at Scarborough Downs on Saturday to record his 1,000th career victory.

Thayer, a Hermon native, directed a member of his stable roster, Itsallaboutmike, to the victory in the third race with a 2:05.3 time in the muddy mile.

The pacing horse is owned by Marc Reynolds of Hermon.

Thayer has been a regular participant along the Maine harness racing circuit for two decades and was the driving champion at Scarborough Downs last season.

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Thayer will help close out the season at Scarborough Downs over the next two weekends with racing beginning at 12:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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