TDN Weekend

November 2018

TDN Weekend December 2016 Issue 9

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By CHRIS McGRATH If there is somebody up there who has granted Ted Bassett long life, then it's not hard to see why. Because who would want the competition? As a friend re- marked, after hearing the 97-year-old's husky, beautifully measured voiceover for a recent Keeneland promotional video: "What a voice! It's like listening to God." Entering his office and seeing James E. Bassett III rise behind his desk, your instincts are more temporal: you want to click your heels and snap into a salute. Fo r a s u p r i g h t a s h e r e m a i n s , i n h i s i m posing build, the word applies still more forcibly to the integrity he exudes.

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