Black’s Hambletonian

By Baxter Black.
Did you ever wonder if being horsey is hereditary? 25 years ago a fellow veterinarian invited me into his office and showed me a picture in a livestock book copyrighted in 1882. It was a drawing of a bay stallion. It was labeled “Black’s Hambletonian. One of the finest and best blooded trotting stallions of the day. Property of S. Baxter Black, Compassville, PA. Cost when a weanling colt, $3500. Sired by Rysdyk’s Hambletonian; dam, Kitt, out of Long Island Black Hawk.”
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