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Since its founding, Keeneland has been dedicated to giving back to the Thoroughbred industry. As part that mission, the Life’s Work project is dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the stories of those who have devoted their lives to the Thoroughbred.
The Keeneland Library introduces the Life's Work oral history project, designed to capture treasured stories from the Thoroughbred industry and preserve and promote them for future generations.
When embarking on this unique project, The Keeneland Library collaborated with University of Kentucky Libraries' Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History and Thoroughbred Daily News. The initiative features interviews with prominent figures in the industry conducted by respected journalist Chris McGrath.
LIFE'S WORK: ORAL HISTORY
Rick Nichols of Shadwell Farm reflects on some of racing's greatest horses and the people responsible for them in the fascinating fourth installment of the Life's Work Oral History project with Chris McGrath of Thoroughbred Daily News.
December 22, 2019
James E. "Ted" Bassett III
From the Marine Corps to Keeneland and beyond – former Keeneland President James E. "Ted" Bassett III recalls the tales of his career in the third installment of the Life's Work Oral History project with Chris McGrath of Thoroughbred Daily News.
November 12, 2019
The grandson of Darby Dan founder John Galbreath, John Phillips sees himself as a steward of the farm, the land, and the legacy of his grandfather. In the second installment of our Life’s Work Oral History project, John sat down with Chris McGrath of the Thoroughbred Daily News to reflect on that storied history.
September 25, 2019