Wednesday, October 14, 2009
'Broad Hollow Farm'
'Broad Hollow Farm', the estate of Thomas Hitchcock and later his son Tommy Jr., with alterations to a Quaker farmhouse by Richard Morris Hunt c. 1892 in Old Westbury. The house was originally part of the Titus homestead. Thomas Hitchcock Sr. was a 10 goal polo player who helped found the Meadowbrook Polo Club and is also credited with founding steeplechase horse racing (he's also in the Racing Hall of Fame for horse training). His son, Tommy Jr., was also a 10 goal polo player and is considered one of the best polo players in the sport's history. Following his death during WWII, the home housed jockeys who raced at the Roosevelt Raceway, and they also used to property to train. Click HERE for more on 'Broad Hollow Farm'. Click HERE to see 'Broad Hollow Farm' on google earth.