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Historian Works To Uncover 'What Most Everybody Forgot' About Horse Racing In Kentucky

Alan Lytle

With the start of another fall meet at Keeneland at hand, few would argue that Horse Racing and the Commonwealth of Kentucky are synonymous, but some of that history remains untold.  Now a Lexington author and historian has uncovered a number of interesting stories about the Sport of Kings and its roots in the Bluegrass.  Foster Ockerman Jr., who is also the President of the Lexington History Museum, recently gave a talk on his book the Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky at an event at the Lexington Public Library and afterward spoke exclusively with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

Historian Foster Ockerman Jr. talks about his book The Hidden History of Horse Racing


Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.
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