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Eye to eye with the horses

Eye to eye with the horses

| July 29, 2015

Harness racing is a team sport. Drivers, trainers and the horses all have to work together to be successful and get into the winners circle. There is another team at the track during the races. The Starting gate driver and race starter have to work together to make sure the races go off without a […]

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Need for speed on the Loring Runway

Need for speed on the Loring Runway

| July 23, 2015

The need for speed on the Loring runway this weekend. The annual Loring Timing Association Land Speed Races begin tomorrow afternoon through Sunday. Joe Daly Event Director is expecting a large number of racers. Daly:”We have a lot of registration and we are looking for ideal conditions. We may have some rain Friday, but it […]

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Spud Speedway North South Challenge

Spud Speedway North South Challenge

| July 23, 2015

Staying with horse power. Racing continues at Spud Speedway on Sunday. A 100 lap race will be the feature event. Albert:”We got a 100 lap street stock. The North and New Brunswick versus the South. Cars coming up from downstate. I don’t know the total number, but I am thinking nine or ten and we […]

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Harness Racing Returns to Presque Isle Friday Night

Harness Racing Returns to Presque Isle Friday Night

| July 21, 2015

The Northern Maine Fair opens Friday night and that means the first night of harness racing. The horse people from other parts of the State and New Brunswick will be trucking in horses and for the local owners this is a chance to race in front of friends and family and not have to truck […]

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Ron Turcotte Monument Unveiled

Ron Turcotte Monument Unveiled

| July 20, 2015

There is a new monument on the Boulevard in Grand Falls New Brunswick to honor one of the area’s most famous citizens. A life size bronze of Ron Turcotte riding Secretariat to the Triple Crown win at Belmont Park was unveiled on Sunday. Over 2 thousand people were on hand for the dedication. Turcotte says […]

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