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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Audiocassette
Catalog Number 1985.155.0064
Title Jim Bolus interview with Arthur Craig 1977
Description Side A (labeled "Jim Derman's friend):

Bolus interviews retired jockey and trainer Arthur Craig (June 18, 1977). The interview seems to take place in a racetrack barn, and another gentleman, Jim Derman, is also present. Craig shares memories from his racing career, including riding Misweet in the 1945 Kentucky Derby, riding Boot and Spur in the 1942 Kentucky Derby, and riding Whirlaway. He shares stories about riding out west during his early career, and riding in Mexico during World War II. He discusses other notable jockeys he rode with, including George Woolf and Eddie Arcaro, sharing his opinion that jockeys in the past were better horsemen than modern jockeys. He also discusses the introduction of jockey goggles, and how this has changed horse racing.

Side B (labeled "Arthur Craig - June 18, 1977")

In this brief segment, Craig shares memories of riding against a woman jockey, Lillian Jenkins, in the 1930s. He praises her ability and toughness. The remainder of Side B is blank.
Number of Items Audiocassette
People Bolus, Jim
Craig, Arthur
Derman, Jim
Arcaro, Eddie
Woolf, George
O'Donnell, Leo
Molter, William
Anderson, Irving
Jenkins, Lillian
Subjects 1945 Kentucky Derby
Devil Diver
1942 Kentucky Derby
Boot and Spur
jockey goggles