Foaled in 1954, by Titan Hanover-Misty Hanover, Hickory Smoke's distinguished racing career as a two- and three-year-old was crowned by his victory in 1957 in the first Hambletonian raced at Du Quoin, Illinois. He achieved the fastest two heats up to that time in that race. Equally successful at the stud, he produced many top trotters and pacers. His first crop of 1960 starred Elma, an outstanding racing filly and broodmare. Also among Hickory Smoke's progeny is Chiola Hanover, voted Trotter of the Year in 1979. Hickory Smoke died in September, 1981.
Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, PA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals