Interview with Margie Plarr, October 1, 2009

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Margie Plarr, a horse trainer and owner, begins the interview by recalling her time spent in Ireland training horses in the 1970s. Subsequently, Plarr talks about the job opportunity she received due to this experience in Ireland. Next, the interviewee highlights her return to Kentucky after working in Ireland, as well as her recent endeavors in the horse industry. Plarr also considers the amount of wealth in the horse industry, and how the Great Recession has changed the industry as a whole. Then, Plarr shares her experience with the Keeneland Sales. Lastly, the interviewee describes a well-known woman in the Kentucky horse racing circuit, the financial side of the horse industry, and her final thoughts on her career working with horses.

Interview Accession

2009oh213_hik103

Interviewee Name

Margie Plarr

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2009-10-01

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Plarr, Margie Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 01 Oct. 2009. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Plarr, M. (2009, October 01). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Plarr, Margie, interview by Kim Lady Smith. October 01, 2009, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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