The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

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.*

* from the research of Clark P. Thompson,
  Maine's Trotting Horse Heritage Trail

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