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00:00:01 - Nosey Nan (Race horse)

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Partial Transcript: Okay, this is Kim Lady Smith.

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses the horse, Nosey Nan, who was a mare. He says that she was very pleasant and was easy to care for. He says that she was in foal every year and he took care of many of her offspring. He tells the story of how she developed a brain cyst and how he took her to Ohio State to receive surgery. He says that he took care of her every night and everything was a success. He describes how he took other sick horses to Ohio State, and horses to be sold to Texas.

Keywords: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Nosey Nan (Race horse)

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses

00:12:32 - Decision to stay with Big Sink Farm

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Partial Transcript: Did you ever think about leaving this area? Why did you stay with the Firestones?

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses his decision to stay at Big Sink Farm after it was sold to the Firestone family. He says that he was attached to the farm. He says that he liked consistency. He also discusses his pay and his salary changes over time with new owners.

Keywords: Big Sink Farm; Firestone family; Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Ownership

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses

00:15:22 - Dr. Larry Bramlage

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Partial Transcript: Tell me a little bit more about Larry Bramlage.

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses his relationship with Dr. Larry Bramlage. He said that they had a very good relationship and that they worked together for a long time. He has a lot of respect for him and his work with the horses.

Keywords: Dr. Bramlage; Dr. Larry Bramlage; Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Veterinarians; Veterinary medicine

00:19:35 - Secretariat (Race horse)

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Partial Transcript: Uh, Secretariat was my number one.

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses Secretariat. He describes him as his favorite horse. He took a mare to be bred with Secretariat. He says that Secretariat knew how to pose for the camera. He also discusses breeding mares with Secretariat.

Keywords: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Secretariat (Race horse)

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Secretariat (Horse), 1970-1989.

00:27:08 - Popular stallions

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Partial Transcript: Other than Secretariat, who were some of the more popular stallions that you ended up working with through the mares or otherwise?

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses the popular stallions that he worked with while breeding mares. He says that he worked with horses such as Bold Ruler and War Jeep. He also discusses working with Genuine Risk and her success.

Keywords: Bold Ruler (Race horse); Genuine Risk (Race horse); Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; War Jeep (Race horse)

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses

00:32:20 - Dr. Bob Copeland / Stolen horse

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Partial Transcript: Um, I wanted to ask you about another vet you mentioned last time.

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses the veterinarian Bob Copeland. He describes several instances when they worked together on horses. He says that their wives became close friends. He also describes how one of the horses that he took care of was stolen. He says that she was later found and continued breeding.

Keywords: Dr. Bob Copeland; Dr. Robert Copeland; Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Theft

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Veterinarians; Veterinary medicine

00:37:52 - Three Chimneys Farm

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Partial Transcript: Tell me about coming to work for Three Chimneys.

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses Three Chimneys Farm and the process by which he began working for them. He says that Dan Rosenburg always admired him and that he always wanted him to work for him. He says that Three Chimneys leased Big Sink Farm and that they kept him on as an employee after the lease was up. He says that he started off as a foreman who worked with the yearlings. He also discusses some of his coworkers and his relationships with them.

Keywords: Big Sink Farm; Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Three Chimneys Farm

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses

00:45:51 - Changes at Three Chimneys Farm

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Partial Transcript: So how's the farm changed since you were there?

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses how Three Chimneys Farm has changed since he began working there. He says that they have grown tremendously and have constructed many new barns and facilities. He says that they have gained many horses, specifically yearlings.

Keywords: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Three Chimneys Farm

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses

00:48:58 - Satisfaction with Three Chimneys Farm

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Partial Transcript: How, uh, how different is it working for Chim--Three Chimneys than where, where you worked before?

Segment Synopsis: Murrell says that Three Chimneys is a great place to work. He says that Three Chimneys does everything the right way and that they are honest and moral in their business. He describes how they have taken care of him. He discusses how the farm paid for a grave plot for his mother-in-law. He also says that they gave him a big celebration for his 65th birthday. He says that Three Chimneys is a place where people want to work.

Keywords: Employers; Ethical; Ethics; Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Jobs; Occupations

Subjects: Employment--Kentucky; Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses

00:55:27 - Duties at Three Chimneys Farm

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Partial Transcript: So you still work with yearlings?

Segment Synopsis: Murrell describes his duties at Three Chimneys Farms. He says that he works with the yearlings but he does not got to the horse sales. He says that what he does now is show younger workers how to care for horses. He says that his favorite thing he has done with horses was achieving success in getting most of the mares in foal when in season. He says that one of his toughest tasks he has had to do was to take care of a mare named Gamrosia and getting her in foal.

Keywords: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Jobs duties; Responsibilities; Three Chimneys Farm

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses

01:01:21 - Experience as a minority in the horse industry

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Partial Transcript: I want to ask you this though, about being an African American in the industry.

Segment Synopsis: Murrell says that he has not really seen a change of segregation in the horse industry. He says that it really did not open up any benefits for him in the horse industry. He says that it was never really a problem for him. He says that Hispanics have replaced many of the African Americans in the horse industry. He says that he does not know of any African Americans his age that still work with horses.

Keywords: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Minorities; Race; Three Chimneys Farm

Subjects: African Americans in horse racing; African Americans--Segregation; Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Integration; Race; Race discrimination; Three Chimneys Farm

01:07:19 - Admirable individuals in the horse industry

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Partial Transcript: Um, who were the people that you most admired?

Segment Synopsis: Murrell discusses people he admires the most in the horse industry. He mentions and describes coworkers, owners, employers, and trainers.

Keywords: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses; Three Chimneys Farm

Subjects: Horse breeding; Horse farms; Horse industry; Horses