Here’s are recent article written in the October issue of the Blood Horse magazine about Ted. Blood Horse article
It was quite an honor for for Ted Bassett to present the 1986 Melbourne Cup. Click the link below to read an article about this event from the Keeneland Magazine Spring / Summer 1998 edition. Keeneland Magazine 1998 Article
Here’s an article about the new dormitory.
Here’s an article from the Courier Journal from 1978 about Ted Bassett. Click the photo below to download the article as a .PDF file.
The Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse, announced the opening of the “Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Legend” exhibit on Thursday, May 29. It is an addition to the popular “Calumet Farm: Five Decades of Champions” exhibit. Read about the exhibit on the Kentucky Horse Park’s Ted Bassett Exhibit page.
In this video, Ted Bassett is presented with the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society Distinguished Citizen Award 2011.
by Mary Simon Contributing Editor, Thoroughbred Times FOR DECADES now, horse racing has been viewed by many as an industry in trouble, past its prime, over-the-hill, routnding-the-bend, and running on fumes—destined for the landfill of sporting history. Will it be able to survive an aging fan base, declining spectator interest, and rival forms of entertainment?… Read More »
Ted Bassett Autobiography Goes to a Second Printing Lexington, KY (May 20, 2009) – Keeneland’s Ted Bassett: My Life, the autobiography of longtime Keeneland executive James E. “Ted” Bassett III, is going to a second printing. Having been released only seven weeks ago, the first printing of the book has almost entirely sold out. “Ted’s… Read More »
by Stan Bergstein TUCSON, Ariz. – I first met Ted Bassett during his presidency of Keeneland, probably 30 years ago, at one of the many racing meetings where our paths crossed. My impression then, and ever since until last week, was that he was a tall, gracious, patrician world ambassador for Thoroughbred racing. Then I… Read More »
Charlie Compton, WEKU News http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/weku/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1492658 When Ted Bassett came to Keeneland in 1968, he knew relatively little about thoroughbred racing. Today, some people refer to the octogenarian as “Mr. Keeneland”. Bassett’s four decades managing the historic Lexington, Kentucky race course feature prominently in his new autobiography, “Keeneland’s Ted Bassett: My Life”. A year after coming… Read More »