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Martimas’s Grave

Hidden beside a monument in the Hendrie Park Gardens at Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens is the headstone of an accomplished Thoroughbred racehorse, Martimas. The marker preserves a part of the land’s horse racing history.

The Hendrie Park Gardens is actually part of the former Valley Farm, a 122-acre parcel of land once owned by William Hendrie, an immigrant from Scotland born in 1831. Decades after his father’s death in 1906, his son, George, donated the farm to the citizens of Hamilton in 1931, and thus created the Hendrie Park Gardens.


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