|Collection||Jim Bolus Collection|
Noel Chilcutt, August 2, 1976 Ak-Sar-Ben racing secretary's office
Irv Anderson, Trailer Camp at Ak-Sar-Ben, August 2, 1976
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|
Allen, Marion, Roof and Harry
Whitney, John A.
Sir Gallahad III
1941 Kentucky Derby
World War II vet service