OVERGROWN JOCKEY TRAINED CHAMPION RACEHORSES

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This Week In Texas History

Max was a birthday shy of his teens, when he decided apparently on impulse to run away from home and make a profession out of riding the ponies. Author Clay Coppedge came up with the explanation Max offered many years later:

“It was a hot day, and I was barefooted. Suddenly the urge hit me. I had to go with the horses. So, clad in blue jeans and without a word to my parents, I climbed aboard a freight car with the horses and was off to Baltimore.”

 

 

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