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CONNING THE CON MEN OF KENTUCKY
Joe McGinniss
May 05, 1969
Two college boys hitchhiked 1,000 miles to Louisville, drank freely (and free), sneaked into the Derby—and even got to see the race
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May 05, 1969

Conning The Con Men Of Kentucky

Two college boys hitchhiked 1,000 miles to Louisville, drank freely (and free), sneaked into the Derby—and even got to see the race

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That was how we would start.

"I like that Candy Spots," the man would say.

We would nod.

"How about yourselves?"

Larry would say No Robbery and I would say Never Bend. All three were unbeaten as 3-year-olds.

Then we would ask, "Is this your first Derby?"

And the man would say, hell, no, his first Derby was '39, or '46, or '52, or whenever.

Then he would ask: "This your first?"

"It sure is."

"You boys are in for quite a thrill."

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