Who Benefits? A Method to Analyze the Benefit of Proposed Ideas in Terms of Who Benefits!

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— WHO BENEFITS —  When planning for change one usually expects a positive outcome. However, how do you plan and do so with an understanding of who really benefits? The harness racing industry needs to change. Many have made that statement. Yet, if harness racing is to change, it must change for the better. And with change,…

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The Maine Spirit — February 2017 Issue — The Maine Spirit at the Fair

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The February 2017 issue of S. Dexter’s The Maine Spirit of the Turf has been published. The link within this post allows you to download the issue onto your computer. This issue features the beginning of the Maine Agricultural Fair season with it January convention at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. This 36…

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The “Maine Spirit” on Display at The Indiana Meadows Training Center — West Gardiner, Maine — The Stables of Kim & Wendy Ireland and Jamie Gerard

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The “Maine Spirit” Initiative presents stories and images that display Maine people demonstrating their commitment, dedication and sacrifice in order to do the work they love. The images below show the work being done at the Indiana Meadows Training Center in West Gardiner, Maine. I have spent part of two days interviewing the horsemen and women who…

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Lost Trotting Parks to Display at Maine’s Agricultural Fair Convention in Portland — January 27 & 28 — Promoting “The Maine Spirit” Initiative

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Defining and Giving Example to . . . “The Maine Spirit” — On the Farm — At the Fairs — On the Track!   “The Maine Spirit” Initiative is a great opportunity to promote and educate Mainers about “The Maine Spirit” — the character and values of those engaged in agricultural pursuits. By employing the three C’s…

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Preserving Maine’s Agricultural Heritage – Early Agricultural Societies and their Trotting Parks – The History of Harness Racing in the State of Maine – Featuring Nelson 4209 – 19th Century Vintage Images – Profiles of Maine Harness Horsemen – Celebrating the Age When the Horse was King!