Interview with Robert E. Courtney, September 24, 2008

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Robert E. Courtney discusses his career after he began Crestfield Farms. He discusses his partners, selling yearlings and mares, changes in veterinary practices, and many of the people he worked with over the years. Courtney also discusses helping establish Fasig-Tipton in Kentucky, the Thoroughbred horses Hasty Queen II and Fit to Fight, and the challenges he faced with Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS).

Interview Accession

2008oh260_hik099

Interviewee Name

Robert E. Courtney

Interviewer Name

Edward Bowen

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2008-09-24

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Courtney, Robert E. Interview by Edward Bowen. 24 Sep. 2008. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Courtney, R.E. (2008, September 24). Interview by E. Bowen. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Courtney, Robert E., interview by Edward Bowen. September 24, 2008, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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