Sport: Scions of Hambletonian 10

Stifled by flat racing until 1926 was its country cousin, harness racing. Then William Neal Reynolds, 70, board chairman of Reynolds Tobacco Co., Manhattan Socialite E. Roland Harriman, Track Owner William Henry Cane of Goshen. N.Y. and John L. Dodge organized the Trotting Horse Club to revive a country gentleman's sport they feared was dying. For 53 summers the trotting descendants of the great U.S. trotter Hambletonian 10, sire of the 1850's, had pounded around the dirt tracks of the Grand Circuit: now bounded by Cleveland, Toledo, Salem, N.H., Goshen, N.Y., Springfield,...

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