The Handbook of the Turf originally published in 1894 by Samuel L. Boardman provides definitions of terms related to horsemen and harness racing. I have selected definitions that I believe would be of interest to those following the Lost Trotting Parks Blog. In addition to the story of Messenger, Boardman also highlighted the Northern King, a name given to the champion trotting stallion Nelson. This version of the Handbook was published in 1910.
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