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THE SHOE IN A TOPPER

March 02, 1959
March 02, 1959

Table of Contents
March 2, 1959

Rosensohn
Squaw Valley
TRACK
  • Just as behind every successful man there's a woman, so behind the world record holder is the runner-up who pushed him. Here's how a record looks from second place

Horse Racing
Motor Sports
Food
Tip From The Top
Hill To Hall
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

THE SHOE IN A TOPPER

With a tall silk hat added to his four feet 11 inches of height, Willie Shoemaker danced, sang and all but stopped the show at the Jockey Guild Ball in Los Angeles. Singing a parody of Tom Dooley, Shoemaker begged his aging (49) but still formidable rival, Jockey Johnny Longden, to retire. Sample: "Hang up your tack, John Longden, hang up your tack and quit./Hang up your tack, John Longden, pack up your bit and git."

This is an article from the March 2, 1959 issue Original Layout

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