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Preliminary Results of Harness Racing Survey: From Its Past to Its Present to Create Its Future in the 21st Century

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This post features the preliminary results for Lost Trotting Parks’ Harness Racing Survey that has been available for Maine Harness Horsemen and women and harness racing fans to complete. At this date, there are 67 respondents to this survey. Forty two of the respondents are from the State of Maine. The survey will be online through July….

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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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