Ted Bassett

First Female Rider To Win At Keeneland Returns To Track For Documentary Of Her Life

Kaye Bell, the first female jockey to win at Keeneland when she accomplished the feat in 1972, was back at the track this past week to film parts of a documentary of her life. Filming will include an interview with former Keeneland President James E. “Ted Bassett III, whom Bell credits as an exceptional supporter […]

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University Of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center Celebrates 30 Years Of Improving Horse Health

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. More than 250 equine industry representatives attended the celebration dinner in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field. Stuart Brown, chair of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute veterinarian, hosted […]

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Breeder Lucy Bassett Dies At 87

Lucy Gay Bassett, the wife of James E. “Ted” Bassett III died at her home at Lanark Farm in Woodford County May 1. She was 87. Born in Lexington in 1928, Bassett was the daughter of the late A. B. and Elizabeth Simms Gay of Spring Station, Ky. Bassett owned Lanark Farm and was a successful Thoroughbred […]

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Back To Keeneland, Where The Customer Is King

It’s been 28 years since I spit in the eye of Horace Greeley, packed up the covered wagon, and headed east from Los Angeles, Calif., to Lexington, Ky. It was a different century, and in horse racing, a different world. The only thing you heard at Keeneland upon my arrival in 1988 was the imaginative […]

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My Breeders’ Cup Presented By Woodbine: ‘A Wonderful Time Of My Life’

As the world championships at Keeneland arrive Friday and Saturday, it seems fitting to wrap up our series My Breeders’ Cup with Ted Bassett. Bassett not only served as a leading figure at Keeneland for decades, he was also president of the Breeders’ Cup from 1988 to 1996. Bassett, who turned 94 this week, still […]

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Bassett To Be Honored At RTCA White Horse Luncheon

Ted Bassett [Keeneland President (1970-86) and Chairman of the Board (1986-2001), President Breeders’ Cup Ltd. (1988-96)] will be presented with the Horace W. “Salty” Roberts, Founder’s Award At Race Track Chaplaincy of America’s (RTCA), 13th Annual White Horse Luncheon to be held on Oct. 29, 10:30AM-12:30PM, at the Campbell House in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Bassett […]

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Ted Bassett Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

Ted Bassett’s 42 years at Keeneland included 17 years as its first president, and another 17 as its chairman of the board. From 1988 to 1996, he also served as the president of Breeders’ Cup Ltd. He is a Keeneland and Breeders’ Cup director and a Member of The Jockey Club. Among his 30 professional […]

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Transylvania University To Name New Residence Hall in Honor Of Bassett

Transylvania University will name one of its three new residence halls after James E. “Ted” Bassett III, a Marine Corps veteran and Yale graduate. Bassett, a member of the University’s Board of Trustees since 1970, contributed the project’s initial leadership gift. Bassett Hall will open for students in the fall of 2016. Two more residence […]

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Consignors and Commercial Breeders’ Association To Host Second Annual Symposium

The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association, Inc. (CBA) will present its second annual Educational Symposium on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.  The event will once again be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion. This year, the day’s events will range from conformation issues (ankles and sesamoiditis) to business and tax related topics that affect all thoroughbred […]

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‘Kentucky Legend’ Ted Bassett Honored in Museum Exhibit

James E. ‘Ted’ Bassett, who has served as president of the Keeneland Association and the Breeders’ Cup, and was a founding board chairman of the Kentucky Horse Park, is being honored with a permanent exhibit in the International Museum of the Horse located at the Horse Park. The “Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Legend” exhibit will […]

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