| Season 4, Episode 21 |
#121 in Series
When Hoss and Adam purchase a racehorse, their plan didn't include Hoss putting the horse up as security during a poker game--and losing it in "The Hayburner" in Season 4 (ep.#21).
|Air date||February 17, 1963|
|Guest starring:||Paul Bryar|
|Written by||Alex Sharp|
|Directed by||William F. Claxton|
| Previous Episode:|
"Marie, My Love"
| Next Episode:|
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Unlucky Hoss loses his valuable Kentucky thoroughbred racehorse Tobias in a poker game then schemes with his brother Adam to buy it back before the end-of-the-month entry deadline for the Virginia City Sweepstakes race.
When Hoss and Adam purchase a racehorse, their plan didn't include Hoss putting the horse up as security during a poker game--and losing it. They get Joe involved to pay off the horse, and he has a plan of his own.
Cast and CharactersEdit
- The Main Cast of Bonanza / The Cartwrights
- Lorne Green: Ben Cartwright
- Dan Blocker: Hoss Cartwright
- Michael Landon: Little Joe Cartwright
- Pernell Roberts: Adam Cartwright
- Al Haskell as Townsman
- Bill Clark as Horse Racer In Brown Vest
- Ellen Corby as Cora Milford
- Howard Wright as Sam Finney
- Jack Tornek as Townsman
- Paul Bryar as Horse Trader
- Percy Helton as Lafe
- William Demarest as Enos Milford
Did you know?Edit
- German episode title: "Little Joe setzt auf Sieg", meaning "Little Joe Backs a Horse to Win".
- This was Pernell Robert's favourite comedy episode.
- During the race outside of town, a radio tower can be seen on top of a mountain in the background.
- "It's a shame that a boy does a man's job."
"I think this boy can maybe manage it, huh?"
- ―Adam talking to Ben about Little Joe[src]
- "Now, I may have a couple of thoughts, but when it comes to judging horses there is no-one else in this territory better than me. This horse is a winner"
- ―Adam tries to persuade Little Joe[src]
- "Our young brother here wants security for 160 Dollars... So, let's give it to him""
- ― Adam to his brothers[src]
- "I'm surprised your Pa let your boys get next doubling."
"Well, actually he hasn't had a chance to say anything to it, yet"
"Now, that's what comes when men living without a woman around..."
- ―Cora and Adam[src]
- "Now, just one more little favour; let's keep this kind of a secret from Cora, I mean, you... you know how she feels about racing"
"Don't you worry about... it's, Mr. Milford, it's one thing you and I understand it's women""
- ― Enos and Joe[src]