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Henry Jackson Retires After Long Career in Harness Racing

Henry Jackson Retires After Long Career in Harness Racing

| July 31, 2015

The¬†Executive Director of the Maine Harness Racing commission is retiring. Jackson had been the Executive Director of the Commission since 1997 and spent 44 years working in the industry. This is Henry Jackson’s final day on the job. Jackson who has been involved in the sport for over 4 decades says he has seen a […]

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Local Horsemen Return Home

Local Horsemen Return Home

| July 30, 2015

The Northern Maine Fair is a homecoming for many harness racing drivers and trainers. The County used to a hotbed of racing and several area people have had successful careers in the racing industry. One of the most recognizable is Kim Ireland of Presque Isle. Ireland came from a racing family and loves coming back […]

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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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