Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with J. T. "Tommy Long" Crawford

Date of Interview: 

Fri, 09/29/1978




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Mr. Crawford reminisces about his life as a race horse trainer, how he was nicknamed, years working for the Hickman Stables: recalls the Latonia Jockey Club Race Track, some of his experiences there, capturing polecats (skunks), a snake called "Swampy Charlie" that lived in the Latonia track pond: remembers back side personnel, jockeys trainers and owners and how some of them received their nicknames: he talks about the pets that used to be at the tracks, tells stories about some of them.

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