Saving Stories: Not quite business as usual - the day William T. Young won the Kentucky Derby
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To some, Lexington businessman W.T. Young is known as the namesake of the University of Kentucky’s iconic library building, to others he’s the entrepreneur who built a peanut butter brand and sold it to P & G, and in the world of thoroughbred racing he’s the man who molded Overbrook Horse Farm into a powerhouse breeding facility. In fact, in 1996, Grindstone, a three-year old colt owned by Young, won the Kentucky Derby, beating out Cavonnier by a nose at the wire. In this Derby week edition of WUKY’s award winning history series Saving Stories, Nunn Center for Oral History director Doug Boyd shares audio of a 2001 interview with the now legendary Lexingtonian.
The Nunn Center has an extensive collection of horseracing interviews which you can access here:
In addition the Nunn Center conducted several interviews on a variety of topics with W.T. Young: