Interview with Alice Chandler, March 15, 2007

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Chandler is the owner and founder of Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Her father, Hal Price Headley, owned Beaumont Farm in Lexington and is considered one of the most successful Thoroughbred breeders of his generation. He was instrumental in the founding of Keeneland Racecourse and served as Keeneland's first president. Alice Chandler shares stories of her family and childhood on Beaumont Farm, Keeneland's early years, and the founding of Mill Ridge Farm. She reflects on her father's influence in the Thoroughbred industry and in the Lexington community. Chandler also discusses her father's death at Keeneland in 1962 and breeding Sir Ivor, winner of the 1968 Epsom Derby.

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2007oh080_hik018

Interviewee Name

Alice Chandler

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2007-03-15

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Chandler, Alice Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 15 Mar. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Chandler, A. (2007, March 15). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Chandler, Alice, interview by Kim Lady Smith. March 15, 2007, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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