By Nelson 4209

  Nelson 4209’s historic bloodline still exists through the maternal bloodlines originating with his daughters Suzette Nelson and Gertrude Nelson. In the 1890’s and as late as 1901, Nelson 4209 was bred with horses from other states. Both Suzette Nelson and Gertrude Nelson raced and were bred as broodmares. Suzette Nelson was bred with Baron Wilkes —…

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By Nelson 4209, Story of Nelson

Nelson 4209 died on December 4, 1909. In September two years earlier, Hod Nelson found redemption. Although we know that Nelson continued to operate Sunnyside Farm and race a few horses, writers of articles for the horse periodicals or books related to trotting history seemed to leave C.H. Nelson and his famous stallion out of the historical…

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Preserving Maine’s Agricultural Heritage – Early Agricultural Societies and their Trotting Parks – The History of Harness Racing in the State of Maine – Featuring Nelson 4209 – 19th Century Vintage Images – Profiles of Maine Harness Horsemen – Celebrating the Age When the Horse was King!