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The fastest ham on four legs
Pat Ryan
October 04, 1965
Strutting like a drum major, Bret Hanover salutes the crowd after setting a world record at pacing's Little Brown Jug and becoming The fastest ham on four legs
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October 04, 1965

The Fastest Ham On Four Legs

Strutting like a drum major, Bret Hanover salutes the crowd after setting a world record at pacing's Little Brown Jug and becoming The fastest ham on four legs

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Every horse in the 1965 Little Brown Jug—even the 170-to-1 shot, Skipper Gene—raced a mile in less than two minutes. Back in Dan Patch's day the country's biggest races were won in 2:05 and times like that, and it was not until seven years ago that the Jug itself was won in less than two minutes. Now if you want to win Saturday night's feature you had better finish in 1:59 or so. If you want to win the Little Brown Jug you had better set a world record. It's enough to drive a horseman to drink, even in Delaware, O.

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