Interview with Walter Robertson, June 3, 2008

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this second interview, Robertson continues to share stories from his childhood, discussing Saddlebred horse-shows and horsemen including George Gwinn and his father, Jim B. Robertson. He speaks about the details of running an auction, as a bid spotter and also as an auctioneer. Robertson describes his position as president of Fasig-Tipton, organizing horse sales and selecting horses for sale. He also talks about the purchase of Fasig-Tipton by Synergy Investments Ltd., a Dubai-based company, and reflects on what this new ownership could mean for the future of the company as well as the horse business.

Interview Accession

2008oh145_hik081

Interviewee Name

Walter Robertson

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2008-06-03

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Robertson, Walter Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 03 Jun. 2008. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Robertson, W. (2008, June 03). 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. June 03, 2008, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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