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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Four Famous Early American Horses -- Lady Suffolk, Hopeful, Mac, and Smuggler -- from Famous American Horses 1877
Lady Suffolk was the first horse to trot the mile under 2.30.
Lady Suffolk was the inspiration for the song, "The Old Gray Mare."
Hopeful was raised by Daniel Fletcher of Buckfield, Maine.
Mac by Caesar Morgan was foaled on Moose Hill in East Livermore, Maine. *
Smuggler set a State of Maine record in 1876 at the Bangor Trotting Park
Smuggler also trotted at Oakland Park in Gardiner, Maine.*