Interview with G. Watts Humphrey, Jr., July 12, 2019

Project: Life’s Work: Reflections on Life in the Equine Industry Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Watts Humphrey of Shawnee Farm (Harrodsburg, Kentucky) recalls a career of achievement and service in horse racing and breeding. He shares stories involving golf with President Eisenhower as a boy and breeding a classic winner (as did his wife). He also shares his opinions on breeding, "old school" trainers, and his duty toward the sport.

Interview release date July 6, 2020.

Interview Accession

2019oh1521_elife0004

Interviewee Name

G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Chris McGrath

Interview Date

2019-07-12

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Humphrey, G. Watts, Jr. Interview by Chris McGrath. 12 Jul. 2019. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Humphrey, G.W., Jr. (2019, July 12). Interview by C. McGrath. Life’s Work: Reflections on Life in the Equine Industry Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Humphrey, G. Watts, Jr., interview by Chris McGrath. July 12, 2019, Life’s Work: Reflections on Life in the Equine Industry Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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