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Interview with Sandy Hatfield, July 3, 2008

Part of Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Sandy Hatfield, July 3, 2008
Creator:
Kim Lady Smith; interviewer. Sandy Hatfield; interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2008
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
In this interview, Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager at Three Chimneys Farm, discusses her childhood working with quarter horses in Oklahoma and coming to Kentucky to go to school at Murray State University with its new equine program. She traces her career in the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky working for Spendthrift, Gainesway, W.T. Young, Crescent Farm, North Ridge, Calumet, Gainsborough, and Three Chimney. Hatfield discusses her mentors, both male and female, and describes how she became a stallion manager. Hatfield also discusses her work at Calumet Farm during its final years and the efforts to save Alydar, the thoroughbred racehorse. She reflects on the role of women on the farms and explains how she moved from working as a yearling groom to stallion manager.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Hatfield, Sandy, 1958- -- Interviews, Horse breeders -- Interviews, Women in horse sports, Horse farms, Three Chimneys Farm (Ky.), Quarter horse, Thoroughbred horse, Horse industry -- Kentucky, Murray State University, Spendthrift Farm (Ky.), Gainesway Thoroughbred Stallion Farm (Ky.), Young, William T., Crescent Farm (Ky.), North Ridge Farm (Mn.), Calumet Farm (Ky.), Gainsborough Farms Inc (Ky.), Alydar (Race horse)
Type:
sound
Source:
Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt77d7957j7c/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.