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December 2014

Monthly Archives: December 2014

American Horse Breeders — January 25, 1998 Issue

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This issue of the American Horse Breeders features an image of Waterville Maine’s champion trotting stallion, Nelson 4209. Nelson was foaled in 1882 and became a world’s champion trotting stallion in the early 1890. The image was taken from a photo of Nelson at the Readville Trotting Park in Massachusetts.  Nelson had been retired from racing in…

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Hight and Nelson compete at Oakland Park — Gardiner, Maine 1877

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August harness racing at Oakland Park in Gardiner, Maine attracted horsemen competing for pursing adding up to $1500.00. Horsemen’s names included J.B. Littlefield of Auburn, Sol Ryeson of Auburn, w.B. Smith of Gardiner, A. Tufts of Skowhegan, A.S. Pease of Gardiner, James Powers of Jefferson, Rufus Bean of Hallowell, L.J. Brackett of Windham, Walter Merrill of Dexter,…

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