Interview with Ercel Ellis, February 20, 2008
Part of Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project
- Interview with Ercel Ellis, February 20, 2008
- Ercel Ellis; interviewee. Kim Lady Smith; interviewer.
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- Ercel Ellis is the radio host for Post Time and Horse Tales whose lifelong association with horse began with his childhood on Dixiana Farm where his father was the farm manager. Ellis shares stories of the Fishers who owned Dixiana and describes the people and horses he knew as a young man including Man o' War, Sweep All, and Mata Hari. He describes his career as a journalist, broadcaster, owner, breeder and trainer and reflects on the many changes he has experienced in the industry.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- Ellis, Ercle, 1931- -- Interviews, Dixiana Farm (Ky.), Thoroughbred horse, Journalists -- Interviews, Radio broadcasters -- Interviews, Horse owners -- Interviews, Horse breeders -- Interviews, Horse trainers -- Interviews, Man o’ War (Race horse), Sweep All (Race horse), Mata Hari (Race horse), Horses -- Law and legislation., Equine sports medicine., Churchill Downs Incorporated, Kentucky State Racing Commission, Ellis Park Race Course (Ky.), Steeplechasing., National Horsemen’s Benevolence and Protective Association, Waldrop, Alex, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Harthill, Alex, 1925-2005
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