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HICKORY, DICKORY...VICTORY!
Jeremiah Tax
September 09, 1957
Bought by phone and at a bargain price, Hickory Smoke took three straight mile heats to win the classic Hambletonian
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September 09, 1957

Hickory, Dickory...victory!

Bought by phone and at a bargain price, Hickory Smoke took three straight mile heats to win the classic Hambletonian

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"All right," Brown said. "Give me a minute to think."

At this point Archie Mudge, vice-president of Hanover Shoe, walked into Sheppard's office. Sheppard's back was to the door; he didn't see Mudge come in. Mudge didn't know who was on the other end of the line. He couldn't hear Brown's voice, of course; neither could Simpson.

Brown's voice came back.

"Would you pay $15,000?" he said.

"You've just sold yourself a horse," Sheppard said.

"I want in," Mudge announced.

Sheppard put down the phone.

"O.K., Archie," he said. "You're in."

"Fine," Mudge said. "Whom did we buy?"

"Hickory Smoke," Simpson said.

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