Dexter room

A warm, spacious room featuring a king bed with fluffy down comforter, gas-flame corner fireplace, new Widescreen HD television featuring hundreds of Time Warner channels, air conditioning in-season, CD player and private bath with 60" Jacuzzi whirlpool tub. Total Room Size: 24 ft. x 15 ft. (including bath)

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Why it’s called the Dexter Room

Dexter Room

Each Carriage House room is named after a racehorse owned by the Bonners, who owned Hampton Terrace at the turn of the century. They were the most famous owners of racehorses in the country at that time. 

Born 1858, Dexter was "wild as a hawk and always coming to grief," but his speed was so great and trotting action so perfect that he was sold for $400 as an unbroken 4-year-old. He made his debut as a racehorse on May 4, 1864 and won in straight heats. In 1865, Dexter lost only once, to Lady Thorn. In 1866, he won 25 of 26 starts. The next year, he beat the great Goldsmith Maid and then won five successive races against Lady Thorn. 

In 1867, Dexter broke the world record twice. On July 30, 1867, Dexter won in 2:19, setting the new world record, which was previously 2:19-3/4 set by Flora Temple in 1859. Two weeks later, he trotted 2:17-1/4 in Buffalo to further lower the record. After three more wins, he retired. Dexter was purchased in September 1867 by Robert Bonner for $35,000 and was Mr. Bonner's favorite road horse. In 1868, pulling 319 pounds of wagon and driver, Dexter trotted a mile in 2:21-3/4, according to the New York Times. Dexter died April 21, 1888.

"Hurrah for Dexter! Long live the horse of the century!" Scribner's Magazine <p >Between 1859 and 1870, Robert Bonner bought 13 horses at a total investment of $162,000. By his retirement in 1890, Bonner had spent a total of over $500,000 on race horses, the equivalent of $11,000,000 today.

Praise for Hampton Terrace

Peter Riegert...I enjoyed my stay at Hampton Terrace very much. The beds alone are worth the visit. Perfectly located, and warmly suited, I look forward to getting another chance to visit. 

Peter Riegert, Actor, Animal House, Traffic, Crossing Delancy, Law and Order, Local Hero 


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