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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Audiocassette
Catalog Number 1985.155.0043
Title Noel Chilcutt, August 2, 1976 Ak-Sar-Ben racing secretary's office
Irv Anderson, Trailer Camp at Ak-Sar-Ben, August 2, 1976
Description This tape was created by Jim Bolus.
The interview covered racing during the 1920s with Noel Chilcutt, who was a jockey, then trainer, then starter. The track conditions were rough and some tracks were closed. The jockeys were rough riders who faced other jockeys who were all out for themselves. Since there was no film of races, the stewards and starters could set down a jockey without any proof. He claimed that Earl Sande was the best of the dirty riders. The 1933 Kentucky Derby finish with Head Play and Brokers Tip, Herb Fisher and Don Meade, was talked about. He discussed the conditions and methods for starting races.

Interview with Irv Anderson, jockey, covered racing in the 1930s, Calumet Farm, Bull Lea, Whirlaway, Lawrin, and Ben Jones. He rode Bull Lea to all of his wins. Bull Lea, as sire, became the foundation for the Calumet Farm success. He discussed at length the 1941 Kentucky Derby when he rode Market Wise and watched Whirlaway fly past him. Anderson was in the vet service during World War II where he took care of horses, mules, and dogs.

Number of Items 1 Tape-60 minutes in length
People Chilcutt, Noel
Allen, Marion, Roof and Harry
Price, Judge
Longdon, Johnny
Sande, Earl
Johnston, Dickie
Workman, Sonny
Roof, Tommy
McCoy, Goggles
Potter, Bill
Fisher, Herb
Meade, Don
Mudd, J.D.
Corbett, Charlie
Potter, Bill
Whitney, John A.
Kirn, Frank
Jones, Ben
Woolf, George
Arcaro, Eddie
Tufano, Louis
Westrope, Jack
Subjects Head Play
Brokers Tip
1933 KentuckyDerby
Shasta Lad
track conditions
Bull Lea
Bluegrass Stakes
Wagner race
Sir Gallahad III
Calumet Farm
Derby Trial
Market Wise
1941 Kentucky Derby
World War II vet service