Hambletonian

Hambletonian

[ham-buhl-toh-nee-uhn]
noun
1.
one of a superior strain of American trotting horses descended from the stallion Hambletonian.
2.
an annual harness race for three-year-old trotters, formerly held at Goshen, New York, now at DuQuoin, Illinois.

Origin:
1855–60; Americanism

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Hambletonian (ˌhæmbəlˈtəʊnɪən)
 
n
one of a breed of trotting horses descended from a stallion of that name

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hambletonian

(foaled 1849), American harness racehorse (Standardbred) that was the ancestor of most present-day harness racers. The thrice inbred great-grandson of Messenger (foundation sire of the breed of Standardbreds), he was the son of Abdallah out of a crippled mare. His original owner sold him with his dam for $125 to a hired man, William Rysdyk, who eventually became wealthy from Hambletonian's stud fees.

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