Interview with Robert J. Kleberg, Jr., May 1, 1973

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Kleberg talks about the genetic line of several horses including Man 'O War, Fair Play, and Hyperion. He talks about his activities in breeding horses and racing horses. Kleberg talks about his goals in breeding certain bloodlines and expresses satisfaction with his success. He discusses his horses, including Middleground and Assault, as well as racing in the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby. He talks about his trainer Max Hirsch. Kleberg talks about the differences in breeding cattle and horses. He discusses Defense Department experiments to test animal tolerance for climate changes.

Interview Accession

2008oh096_hik056

Interviewee Name

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Edward Bowen

Interview Date

1973-05-01

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Kleberg, Robert J., Jr. Interview by Edward Bowen. 01 May. 1973. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kleberg, R.J., Jr. (1973, May 01). Interview by E. Bowen. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Kleberg, Robert J., Jr., interview by Edward Bowen. May 01, 1973, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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