Interview with Don Fair, September 1, 1979

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Don Fair begins the interview by summarizing his early life and career. Fair then discusses his involvement in seasonal horse racing in Tijuana. Next, Fair 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, Fair talks of his favorite Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, and additions made to racetracks on a national scale. Fair 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

2008oh106_hik066

Interviewee Name

Don Fair

Interview Date

1979-09-01

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Fair, Don Interview by . 01 Sep. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fair, D. (1979, September 01). Interview by . Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

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