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Goshen in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Track

"Cradle of the Trotter"

 
 
Historic Track Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2019
1. Historic Track Marker
Inscription.  
Made famous by
Hambletonian (1849-1876)
sire of trotters
State Education Department 1950

 
Erected 1950 by New York State Education Department.
 
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. Lawyer's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); 1841 Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Claudius Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goshen Half-ShireTown (about 300 feet away); President Ulysses S. Grant (about 500 feet away); Church Park Historic District (about 700 feet away); Noah Webster (about 700 feet away); Camp Wickham (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
 
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Historic Track Marker (<i>wide view looking south • Park Place in background on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2019
2. Historic Track Marker (wide view looking south • Park Place in background on right)
 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.) 
 
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Goshen Historic Track Entrance (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2019
3. Goshen Historic Track Entrance (view from near marker)
Goshen Historic Harness Track image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 29, 2019
4. Goshen Historic Harness Track
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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