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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Audiocassette
Catalog Number 1985.155.0044
Title Gordon Turner, Douglas WY 8/3/1976; Van Irvine; Bob Moore, Buffalo WY, 8/8/1976; Victor Gilardi 6/4/1978 (?)
Description This tape was created by Jim Bolus.
Discussion with Turner, Irvine and Moore is about moving the grave of Sir Barton from Dr. Hilton's farm to the City Park in Douglas, WY in the early 1970s. Turner, who is a true racing fan and lives in Douglas, was responsible for moving the grave and having the J.C.'s raise the $2000.00 needed to have a bronze-colored fiberglass statue created in the Park along with a plaque donated by Preston Madden, the grandson of John Madden, the breeder of Sir Barton. Turner advertised for funds in the Thoroughbred Times and about $50.00 was donated including $1.00 from Sir Barton's groom. There was no ceremony held at the time of the grave's relocation.

Gilardi, jockey's agent, discussed at length the 1978 Derby with Steve Cauthen on Affirmed and Jorge Valasquez on Alydar and some of the problems that jockeys have in racing.

Number of Items 1 Tape-60 minutes in length
People Turner, Gordon
Irvine, Van
Moore, Robert B
Gilardi, Victor
Froggett, George, Hilton, Doctor J.R. or R.J.
Cauthen, Steve
Valasquez, Jorge
Madden, Preston
Madden, John
Ross, J.K.L.
Murphy, Isaac
Subjects Sir Barton
City Park, Douglas WY
Dr. Hilton ranch
Triple Crown winners
1978 Kentucky Derby
quarter horses