Interview with Walter Robertson, August 23, 2007

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Walt Robertson, auctioneer, realtor, and former president of Fasig-Tipton, is the son of legendary Saddlebred horseman Jim B. Robertson. He shares stories of his childhood and discusses his father's career. Robertson explains how he became an auctioneer, shares early sales experiences, discusses working for Tattersalls (Saddlebred auction), and traces his career at Fasig-Tipton beginning in 1975 as a bid spotter. He reflects on mentors George Swinebroad and J.T. Denton and purchasing the real estate company Swinebroad-Denton in 1989 with partner Ryan Mahan. Robertson tells of selling Calumet in 1982.

Interview Accession

2007oh191_hik029

Interviewee Name

Walter Robertson

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2007-08-23

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Robertson, Walter Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 23 Aug. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Robertson, W. (2007, August 23). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Robertson, Walter, interview by Kim Lady Smith. August 23, 2007, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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