Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sorry for the delay in posting

Sorry for the delay in posting. I owe you all some posts about what I have been up to where I have been. I had someone ask if I was at the sire stakes, I can assure you I was and it was exciting. Watching Allie Hiscock kiss his horse was the highlight of the weekend along with the powerful Terry's Star Dragon firing down the stretch. Who could forget the battle of the Graffam stable. I will post an exlusive edit of my takes from that weekend as well as a wrap up of the season shortly. Thank you all for writing in my brief absence. And here is the rest of it. The Rest of the article!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Welcome Maine Watch Jennifer Rooks viewers

I would like to welcome all the people who are coming to my site from Maine Watch's Jennifer Rooks viewers. (Click that link if you want to watch a great story about the sport, featuring the Farmington Fair grounds, gordon corey in front of the Cumberland grand stand and a host of others).

I am a photographer who follows the Harness racers around Maine and makes pictures of this family sport. I would like to follow up to what, Bob Tardy, Mike Andrews, and Gordon Corey have stated in your very well made story.

I am a photographer, a professional who came into the sport of Harness Racing in 2003 and have had the joy of earning a great deal of my income from the horsemen and families involved in this sport.

I am working on a photo story, the families of harness racing, and will be posting a photo blog soon with some of my updated work.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Revisiting the Skowhegan fair Grand Stand

It has been a few weeks since the Skowhegan Fair has been over, but today I find myself at the Fair grounds as they are sitting inside a bank of fog. Here is an erie picture of the grandstand. Thank you for looking, too bad they only race here once a year.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

9-11-2008 Never Forget:

Today I spent the afternoon at the Oxford Fair ground watching the races. Prior to todays ticket, the track was cleared and the Oxford first responders went out onto the track and suspended a giant flag above the tote board on the infield. Here are a couple images from the 9-11 ceremony. We must never forget. And here is the rest of it.

Simple pleasures are sometimes all around, on the way home from the Oxford Fairgrounds I came upon this field of sunflowers, a simple image to end my day.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Cornish Trotting Park, hosted the Horsemens day on Saturday September 6th, with 8 races on the ticket.

Here is a brief from the race program about the Fairgrounds History.

In 1876 the first fair association was formed in Cornish to promote and display the duduced and trae of goods in the area. One of the most influential founders was B Franklin Pease, the great Grandfather of Royden and Rebecca Pease and Helen Bradeen. He also founded the Cornish Grange the hear before.

Little is recorded in the early years of the Osipee Valley Union Agriculture Association but is success by the turn of the century saw the complete rebuilding of the fairgrounds and racetrack to allowallow for growing expansion.

After the Second World War, most of the active members of the association had died and due to lack of supportive interest the deal of the Cornish fair was nearing.

Dr Anthony DiBiaso bought the fairgrounds in 1958 and gave the deed to his wife. Since 1952 the fairgrounds activity was limited to training of race horses.

The town of Cornish purchased the fairgrounds in 1994. Today the gorunds are used for public events and training or harness horses, which conties one of the oldest tradions and businesses in Cornish. (Cornish Race Program 2008).

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Kingstar A

Charlene Cushing leads the field of horses driving Kingstar A during race 10 of a 15 race ticket at the Windsor Fair.
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Live from Windsor Fair 9-1-2008

Posting Live from the Windsor Fair on September 1st 2008.

Race 4 Heath Campbell driving Inagadadavidbaby, during race four of a 15 race ticket.

Race 5 of a 15 race ticket, Heath Campbell (left center) driving Escape the leads the pack of horses at the 1/2 mile, at the Windsor Fair. Despite the lead, Shawn Gray driving Sonof thebeach beats Heath at the wire.

Joey Mosher driving Trebuchet just past the half mile post Saturday at the Windsor Fair.

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