Sport: Beyond Price

"If I put a price on her," Lawyer Paul Moore once said of his proud mare Seaton Pippin, "some damn fool will buy her." Some smart horsemen tried. But Mr. & Mrs. Moore just smiled at offers that went as high as $50,000. Men who knew thoroughbreds all agreed that Pippin was the finest hackney horse that ever lived.

For seven years during the late '20s and early '30s, the high-stepping bay seldom knew defeat in the show ring. When she did lose, she was always in double harness, her talent slowed by a teammate. Going through her paces alone, she had...

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