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March 2015

Monthly Archives: March 2015

Maine’s Cradle of the Trotter by Clark P. Thompson — All Rights Reserved — 2005

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All histories of the trotting horse in America will tell you that Orange County in New York was the “cradle of the trotter”. This claim is a valid one given the fact that most trotting horses (Standardbreds) today trace their origin to “Rysdyk’s Hambletonian” who was foaled (1849) in Orange County and stood for service there from…

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C.H. Nelson — Fame & Glory — Shame & Redemption — The Story of Nelson 4209 — Maine’s 1890 Champion Trotting Stallion

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In the late 19th century until his death in 1909, Nelson 4209 was perhaps Maine’s most famous and beloved horse. This was always true of the horse, but not its owner. This attached PDF document tells the story of once a famous horseman, Charles Horace Nelson. Click this link to view the story of C.H. Nelson &…

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The LifeWork of Jean Emerson — Member of the New England Harness Writers Hall of Fame and Inducted into the Harness Racing Hall Museum’s Communicators Hall of Fame

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In  2012 The Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center published its June Issue of S.Dexter’s Maine Spirit of the Turf. This issue celebrated the LifeWork of Jean Emerson, publisher and editor of the Northeast Harness News. Jean with her husband Chet competed with their Standardbreds at race tracks throughout the State of Maine.  The link below will take…

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