Interview with Herb Stevens, Dr. Eslie Asbury, October 1, 1981

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Asbury talks about some notable cases during his career as a physician. He describes the process of getting Forest Retreat Farm and his reasons for buying a farm in Kentucky. He also talks about getting his first horses from Elizabeth Dangerfield, as well as from Arthur Hancock and E.R. Bradley. He talks about his most famous horses, such as Gala Belle and Brown Biscuit. Asbury talks about his relationship with Colonel Philip Chinn. He describes operating on several horses with cleft palates and discusses their careers after their surgeries. Asbury offers advice on what qualities to look for in selecting a broodmare. Asbury considers the changes in the Thoroughbred industry and his hopes for the future of the industry.

Interview Accession

2008oh163_hik085

Interviewee Name

Dr. Eslie Asbury

Herb Stevens

Interview Date

1981-10-01

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Asbury, Dr. Eslie Interview by . 01 Oct. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Asbury, D.E. (1981, October 01). Interview by . Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Asbury, Dr. Eslie, interview by . October 01, 1981, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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