Interview with Michael Bell, June 12, 2008

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Bell talks about his experiences with horses as a trainer and all the many things he has learned about the industry over the years. He talks about his experiences with Ruffian and Sir Ivor, what it was like working under David Whiteley, and what it was like working on the backside of the track. He talks about what it takes to work with horses, what horses need, and the types of horses that run in races. Finally, Bell gives several critiques of the industry, describing how the industry has changed and what needs to be done to improve it.

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2008oh146_hik044

Interviewee Name

Michael Bell

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2008-06-12

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Bell, Michael Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 12 Jun. 2008. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bell, M. (2008, June 12). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bell, Michael, interview by Kim Lady Smith. June 12, 2008, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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