Hancock, Tommy Louis and Billy Jo 1967-06-06
The Hancock brothers converse about a champion quarter horse that was named for their father, Joe Hancock, who once owned him. Their mother, Mrs. Joe Hancock, adds to the discussion at various points.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Tommy Louis and Billy Jo Hancock
Additional Parties Recorded: Mrs. Joe Hancock
Date: June 6, 1967
Location: Nocona, Texas
Interviewer: Charles Townsend
Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Joe Hancock P455 Quarter Horse Register discussed,
Breeding or lineage of the horse discussed extensively,
Dispel myths about bogus registration,
Comment on horse’s hardiness,
Argue about stable of the horse’s trainer Ogles,
Talk about distance and weight,
Cite specific races and times,
Classify horse with champions.
Tape 1, Side 2: Blank
Tape 2, Side 1: Explain matching of Joe Hancock at tracks,
Ruse to trick Dan Waggoner,
Appearance and ease of matching,
Tell anecdote about Tom Burnett of Iowa Park,
Discuss in detail the horse’s first three years (1926-29),
One of the horse’s first races described.
Tape 2, Side 2: Blank
Tape 3, Side 1: Continue discussion of Joe Hancock’s short racing
Compare horses and racing times,
Quote Bob Denhart’s quarter horse book,
Remark on the horse’s descendants and siring pattern,
Discuss roping horses,
Mention characteristics of good horse,
Challenge myths about the horse,
Retrace configuration again,
Offer stories about boyhood.
Tape 3, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1920s-1930s
Bulk Dates: 1920s
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