The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

Thursday, March 6, 2014

1893 -- Maine Breeders' Sale -- How to Popularize Trotting Races

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Two Featured Articles from the 1912 Horse Review -- A Pilgrimage to Hambletonian's Birthplace -- Bingen 2:06 1/4 & The Harvester 2.01 at Castleton Stud

This post features an article describing a trip to the birthplace of Hambletonian in Chester, New York -- the year 1912 --

Today you can stay overnight in Rydsyk's home, now the Hambletonian House, stand at the monument that honors the birthplace of Hambletonian in Sugar Loaf, and you can walk downtown Chester. The buildings of Chester depicted in the sketch still exist.

Best of the Best!
Early 20th Century Articles Highlighting 
the History of Harness Racing
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Donnie Richards -- Past Moments --- Kay B Braden 1952 -- -- Race 8 -- Finished Third

1952 -- Program & Trotting Form
New Gloucester Fairgrounds -- 9th Session

Place of Finish

1 -- Individual owned by George Reed, Fort Fairfield, Maine
2 -- Royal Prince Volvo owned by Frank Pike, Bridgeton, Maine
3 -- Kay B Braden owned by Donald Richards, Yarmouth, Maine
4 -- Patrick Dale owned by Russell McWilliams, Exeter, N.H.
5 -- Brady Direct owned by Mrs. Catherine J. Hussey, Rochester, N.H.
6 -- Edward C owned by Gaston P. Jordan, Weirs, N.H.
7 -- Walnut Hawk owned by W.J. Rowe, Dover, N.H.


M. Clark (Cream Green)
F. Pike (Green White)
D. Gilman (Green White)

L. Healey (Blue White)

B. Pitman (Maroon White)

R. Gartley (Blue White)
D. Richards (Orange Black)

Sunday, March 2, 2014