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Helen wrote at 2010-06-23 05:27:00
I read something not too long ago written by a Christopher Charles that describes a gentleman named Alden Goldsmith who had a horse named Volunteer. The time period was the 1880-90's I think. But, Volunteer was Goldsmith's most famous horse, according to the writing.  He was a son of Hambletonian.  He, Charles, further goes on to say that Volunteer was named during the Civil War as boys marched off to war.

Kerry wrote at 2013-03-03 03:20:21
Ten Broeck was named after a famous river boat gambler. He also raced in the first Kentucky Derby which was supposed to be a race mainly between Chesapeake and Ten Broeck, but Aristedes whom Ten Broeck had beaten in the Phienix stakes was the winner. He was also the winner of a famous match race with Mollie McCarthy that was celebrated in ballads. He was admitted to the Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Saratoga.

Harold was also the top two yr old of his day as well as the Preakness winner. He was retired after the Dwyer stakes and only had one season at stud before his death.

Dale wrote at 2013-03-03 03:23:49
Volunteer was a famous standardbred a son of Hambletonian

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Questions about the history of the sport, also questions about handicapping races. I`ve been a racegoer for over 30 years, and I`ve written numerous articles about racing for such magazines as Turf & Sport Digest, Gambling Times, Gambler`s Digest, American Turf Monthly, etc. I wrote the lead Breeders` Cup article for American Turf in 1997 and 1998. I wrote a column for ABC Sports that was carried by AOL for nearly 3 years.

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