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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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