Interview with Theodore "Ted" Bates, April 15, 2008

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Theodore "Ted" Bates (1923- ) is the owner of the Ted Bates Farm, a farm located in Lexington, Kentucky that boards, breeds, and sells Thoroughbreds. In this interview, Bates discusses growing up in Eminence, Kentucky and attending the University of Kentucky for agriculture. He shares stories from working on several horse farms in the 1950s and 1960s, including Calumet Farm. Bates also speaks about the challenges of being the general manager of Fasig-Tipton when the company returned to Kentucky in the early 1970s. He also talks about traveling internationally to attend horse sales while at Fasig-Tipton. Boards and organizations Bates participated in and veterinarians and nutrition are also discussed.

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2008oh006_hik051

Interviewee Name

Theodore "Ted" Bates

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2008-04-15

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Bates, Theodore Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 15 Apr. 2008. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bates, T. (2008, April 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.

Bates, Theodore, interview by Kim Lady Smith. April 15, 2008, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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