Goshen in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"Cradle of the Trotter"
sire of trotters
State Education Department • 1950
Erected 1950 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports.
Location. 41° 24.141′ N, 74° 19.255′ W. Marker is in Goshen, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Park Place south of Main Street (New York State Route 207), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the Historic Track entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Park Place, Goshen NY 10924, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orange County Community College (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawyer's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); 1841 Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Claudius SmithGoshen Half-ShireTown (about 300 feet away); President Ulysses S. Grant (about 500 feet away); Charles J. Everett Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Goshen Historic Harness Racing Track
Also see . . . Hambletonian 10 (Wikipedia). Hambletonian 10, or Rysdyk's Hambletonian, was an American trotter and a founding sire of the Standardbred horse breed. The stallion was born in Sugar Loaf, New York on 5 May 1849. Hambletonian made his first public appearance at the age of six months at the nearby Orange County Fair in Goshen, and caused quite a sensation. Hambletonian had an unusual build, being low at the withers but high at the croup. This length of hind leg provided a great deal of thrust with each stride, and he passed both characteristics on to all his get. In 24 seasons at stud, between 1851 and 1875, Hambletonian produced about 1,335 foals. Through four of Hambletonian's sons (George Wilkes, Dictator, Happy Medium, and Electioneer), the lineage of virtually all North American Standardbred horses can be traced to him. (Submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.