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Harness Racing — From Its Past to Present to Create Its Future in the 21st Center — A Survey for your insight and comments!

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An article in a 19th century horse periodical stated, Harness racing is at its best when it is part of a greater event. In the 19th and early 20th century that greater event was an agricultural fair. As we move into the 21th century  it may be time to find that greater event that will bring fans…

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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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2017 — January Issue of S. Dexter’s The Maine Spirit of the Turf — Photo Sample of Exhibitors at the January Maine State Agriculture Show

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  The 2017 January issue of S. Dexter’s The Maine Spirit of the Turf introduces the work and online museums of the Lost trotting Parks Heritage Center. This issue also includes a photo sampler of the 2017 January Agriculture Show. Following are download links for you acquire the January issue and related documents: 2017 Black White Issue…

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Lost Trotting Parks Launches “The Maine Spirit” Initiative — S. Dexter’s The Maine Spirit of the Turf

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The Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center has launched its latest initiative. The Center’s publication, S. Dexter’s The Maine Spirit of the Turf,  will begin its publication cycle for the year 2017. The publication will examine “The Maine Spirit” by working with representatives of Maine’s Agricultural Fair and the Maine harness racing industry. The Maine Spirit of the…

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Lincoln’s Lost Trotting Park — An Article by Bing Sturgeon

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The Lincoln Trotting Park Researched by Lawrence “Bing” Sturgeon for the Lincoln Historical Society December, 1994 The Lincoln Trotting Park Association was incorporated by an Act of the Maine Legislature and approved February 18. 1869. The Association had eleven members. They were: William R. Heresy. F.E.Nute, H.G. Coburn, J.F. Robinson, Henry S. Wing, M.L. Ross, William R….

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