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The original structure at the center of the house dates to 1747 and was built with materials from the land. Anthony Dobbin purchased the property in 1791 and raised sheep there. He seems to have been an astute businessman: he observed that coaches were cutting through his property on the way to the Albany Post Road and soon opened an inn that became a popular stopping place. Governor George Clinton, when he reviewed the militia, stopped there. Justices from the local early stone courthouse took dinner breaks there, still wearing their judicial robes, some say. By 1801, Dobbin was the host of a thriving business. Later that year, the inn advertised the stud services of the famous English thoroughbred, Imported Messenger, for a season in the stables in the back of the property. It was here that Imported Messenger's son Abdallah was sired. Abdallah became the sire of the famous Rysdyk’s Hambletonian, who in turn is sire of all Standardbreds. Hambletonian was born in Sugar Loaf, bought by William Rysdyk and eventually stabled at Chester, where he made his owner wealthy from stud fees. Hambletonian and his offspring helped establish Goshen as a "trotting horse Mecca,” according to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. These horses attracted international recognition. In 1838, the Goshen Historic Track, still in operation today, was established just down the street from the Dobbin's Inn. At one time the acreage of the inn and farm extended right up to the Historic Track.

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