Gene Carter

Oxford American Feature on Gene Carter

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Oxford American, which is a nonprofit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South, posted an article written by Linda B. Blackford about Gene Carter, who has first-hand knowledge about all the horses at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions, as well as horses that date back as far as Man o' War.

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Gene Carter, truly one of the old guard of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred horse industry, is still contributing his memorable stories and his charming wit at 90 years young working full time each summer at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The only known person still living that sat on the back of Man o’ War, Mr. Carter shares his story in this interview with the Herald-Leader’s ( Linda Blackford.

Gene Carter Featured for Lifetime of Contributions

Gene Carter is being featured on the Kentucky Personnel website today in recognition for his lifetime of work with horses here in Kentucky. Over the course of his 87 years, he has experienced so much within the equine business and serves as a human encyclopedia of knowledge.

Here at KHP, we are grateful for his contributions and encourage everyone to enjoy our own Robin Bush's article in full to find out more about Gene and his wonderful story.

Read Part I (begins near the bottom of the page)