Interview with Louis Lee Haggin, February 7, 1980

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Louis Haggin, a prominent figure in the horse industry in Kentucky, begins the interview by summarizing his early life and career. Haggin then discusses his involvement in seasonal horse racing in Tijuana. Next, Haggin relays what he did following his departure from the Tijuana horse racing scene. The interviewee recalls his first visit to Keeneland racetrack and his overall impressions of it throughout the years. The process of chart making is also mentioned, as well as improvements made to American racetracks. Next, Haggin talks of his favorite Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, and additions made to racetracks on a national scale. Haggin concludes the interview by describing sportswriter Bill Corum, comparing the New York and Kentucky horse racing industries, and reflecting upon his personal friend, John Oliver Keene (one of the founders of Keeneland).

Interview Accession

2008oh108_hik068

Interviewee Name

Louis Lee Haggin

Interviewer Name

Mary Jane Gallaher

Interview Date

1980-02-07

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Haggin, Louis Lee Interview by Mary Jane Gallaher. 07 Feb. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Haggin, L.L. (1980, February 07). Interview by M. J. Gallaher. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Haggin, Louis Lee, interview by Mary Jane Gallaher. February 07, 1980, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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