Ted Bassett

Local/Regional News
2:37 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Former Keeneland President Ted Bassett Counsels Caution Regarding Casino Bill

photo by Cassidy Herrington

Ted Bassett oversaw and guided many changes during his 44 years in leadership of the Keeneland Association Inc., but his fondness for tradition remains unchanged. As Kentucky's horse industry campaigns for casinos, Bassett calls for the preservation of the vision of those who founded Keeneland 75 years ago.

"The mission," Bassett said, emphatically but with a twinkle in his eye. "Emphasis on the spectacle of horse racing, creating a landscape that celebrates the rural environment, tradition and customer service."

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