American Horse Breeders — January 25, 1998 Issue

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 1895. His owner, C.H. Nelson, brought his stallion to Readville for exhibition. In his time Nelson may have been the most popular horse in the East.

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