Interview with Robert E. Courtney, October 9, 2008

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Robert E. Courtney Sr. raised and sold Thoroughbreds on his farm, Crestfield Farm near Lexington, until he retired in 2008. In this second interview, Courtney discusses his partnership with Bob Congleton and shares stories about several clients, including Jaime Carrion and David Dallas O'Dell. He talks about breeding Thoroughbreds and the attributes he looks for in stallions and mares. Courtney also speaks about the establishment of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in 1972 and he compares the company's New York division with the Kentucky division in those early years.

Interview Accession

2008oh262_hik101

Interviewee Name

Robert E. Courtney

Interviewer Name

Edward Bowen

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2008-10-09

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Courtney, Robert E. Interview by Edward Bowen. 09 Oct. 2008. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Courtney, R.E. (2008, October 09). Interview by E. Bowen. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Courtney, Robert E., interview by Edward Bowen. October 09, 2008, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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