Saving Stories: Keeneland's Ted Bassett And Others Chronicle Kentucky's Signature Industry
If this were a normal year we’d be in the final days of the Keeneland Spring Meet and people would be flocking to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby this Saturday but of course the global pandemic changed all of those plans. Racing or no racing, Lexington remains the Horse Capital of the World and UK Libraries' Nunn Center for Oral History continues to document this signature industry. In this latest edition of WUKY’s award winning series Saving Stories, center director Doug Boyd highlights a recent interview with former Keeneland President Ted Bassett. The native Kentuckian talks about preserving the delicate balance between tradition and modernity at the iconic racetrack. This interview is part of a larger project between the Nunn Center,Keeneland and Thoroughbred Daily News called Life's Work.