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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Recording, Audio
Catalog Number 1985.155.0084
Title Jim Bolus interviews with Louie J. Roussel, Wendell Rosso, Bill Collier, Brownell Combs, Bill Taylor, Jim Peden, Charlie Whittingham, and W.P. Ross
Description Side A

Bolus first speaks to owner and trainer Louie J. Roussel. They discuss how yearling sales are conducted at Keeneland, and criticism the track has received. Roussel shares how he makes decisions about purchasing horses, and shares his thoughts on some of Bolus's recent stories.

Bolus next speaks with Wendell Rosso, owner of 1971 Kentucky Derby contender Impetuosity. He discusses Thornmar Farm. Bolus inquires about one of his mares, Reenee, and they discuss her health, the foals she has had, and Rosso's plans for breeding her again.

Bolus next speaks with trainer Bill Collier. Collier relates details about a horse he trained that had to be put down on the track after being injured during a race.

Bolus speaks with Brownell Combs, president of Spendthrift Farm. They discuss the racing and stud careers of several notable horses who have boarded at Spendthrift, including Majestic Prince, Kentucky Gold, and Elegant Prince.

Side B:

Interview with Brownell Combs continues. He relates Kentucky's Gold's history with his farm.

Bolus next speaks with Bill Taylor, manager of breeder Nelson Baker Hunt's Bluegrass Farm in Lexington, KY. They discuss Hunt's horse, Canadian Bound, who is racing in Chantilly, France. They discuss Secretariat's progeny, and Taylor shares his expectations for how they will perform.

Bolus speaks with Jim Peden, a British man (perhaps a sports writer). He relates European press coverage of Canadian Bound, and they discuss his training with Maurice Zilber in France. They also discuss Crowned Prince's progeny, and Peden reports those in Europe are having only moderate success.

Bolus next speaks with owner/trainer Charlie Whittingham. He confirms Elegant Prince is racing in Ireland. He briefly discusses Kentucky Gold and Canadian Bound, and an injury sustained by Balzac.

Bolus speaks again with Wendell Ross. They again discuss his mare, Reenee. Ross expresses frustration with the Kentucky breeding establishment, and confirms his intention not to attend Keeneland's annual yearling sale again. Ross also discusses a pitchfork injury Reenee sustained, and a vaginal infection she contracted after dropping her first foal. They also discuss Fishing Buddy, who has returned to racing after an injury.
Number of Items Audiocassette
People Bolus, Jim
Roussel, Louie J.
Rosso, Wendell
Collier, Bill
Combs, Brownell
Taylor, Bill
Peden, Jim
Whittingham, Charlie
Ross, W.P.
Subjects Keeneland yearling sale
Dr. Alex Harthill
Majestic Prince
Kentucky Gold
Raise A Native
Mr. Prospector
Gold Digger
Iwo Jima
Thornmar Farm
Impetuosity
Reenee
Fishing Buddy
Brave Emperor
Spendthrift Farm
Majestic Prince
Exemplary
Elegant Prince
Crowned Prince
Sensitive Prince
Rajim
European racing
Ted Curtain
Canadian Bound
Nelson Baker Hunt
Bluegrass Farm
Chantilly, France
Secretariat
1978 Hollywood Derby
Balzac