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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Recording, Audio
Catalog Number 1985.155.0093
Title Jim Bolus interviews with Carol Jones, David Foye, Bryan Howlett, a University of Kentucky football coach, Jim Carlen, and Tony Matos
Description Side A:

In the first segment, Bolus is speaking to a man, Charles Reight, about his son, Steve, formerly a football player for the University of Kentucky. They are discussing the University's decision not to renew a number of player scholarships, including Steve's.

Bolus next speaks with horse trainer Carol Jones, owner of Sleepy Hollow Farm, 7/23/1979. They discuss the new industry requirement of blood typing thoroughbred mares, and Jones shares her views about this practice.

The next segment begins abruptly. Bolus is speaking with David Foye, equine geneticist, about blood typing of thoroughbred mares, 7/25/1979. They discuss details of this new requirement, including who is responsible for ensuring it is completed, and who may perform the procedure. They also discuss reasons for implementation of required blood typing, and goals of the program, which include allowing buyers to easily verify the pedigree of a horse, and stopping the use of "ringers" in horse races.

In the next segment, Bolus speaks with an unnamed gentleman. The speaker is likely Kenneth Noe, who had recently become president of Florida's Calder Race Course. He shares his thoughts about the new requirement that thoroughbred mares be blood typed. Though still unfamiliar with it, he believes the practice will be helpful to the horse racing industry.

Bolus next speaks with Bryan Howlett, manager of Florida's Tartan Farms, about blood typing, 7/27/1979. Howlett shares his frustration with the Jockey Club's handling of the new requirement, which has created confusion. He feels the blood type registry will not be truly valuable for a decade, but ultimately will help to stop dishonest practices.

Side B:

The first several minutes of this side are silent.

Bolus first speaks with an unnamed gentleman, who seems to be a coach for the University of Kentucky football team. They discuss several players' prospects for the upcoming season, particularly Bud Diehl, who will play a defensive line position previously held by Art Still, a 1977 All American player.

Bolus next speaks with Jim Carlen, head football coach at the University of South Carolina, about his upcoming game against the University of Kentucky. They discuss his earlier coaching and recruiting career, a recent win over Furman University, and his players' prospects against more the experienced Kentucky team.

Bolus next speaks with Tony Matos, agent for jockey Angel Cordero. Matos confirms that Cordero has been tapped to ride Seattle Slew in the upcoming 1978 Marlboro Cup, in which the horse will race against fellow Triple Crown winner Affirmed. They discuss Seattle Slew's prospects in the race, and controversy following the recent Travers Stakes. Matos defends Cordero's performance in this race, and denies Laz Barrera's accusations of misconduct by Cordero.

Number of Items Audiocassette
People Bolus, Jim
Jones, Carol
Foye, David
Howlett, Bryan
Matos, Tony
Reight, Charles
Reight, Steve
Kenneth Noe
Bud Diehl
Art Still
David Stevens
Mike Martin
Jim Carlen
Garry Harper
Rick Sanford
Fran Curci
Mike Deaton
Cordero, Angel
Barrera, Laz
Veitch, John
Cruguet, Jean
Subjects University of Kentucky
NCAA Southeastern Conference
Sleepy Hollow Farm
blood typing
equine pedigrees
Jockey Club
Calder Race Course
University of South Carolina
Furman University
1978 Marlboro Cup
Seattle Slew
1977 Triple Crown
1978 Triple Crown
1978 Travers Stakes
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