122| Thomas Coates (British, b. 1941)


Oil on canvas, 48" x 24"

4000 - 6000

Signed with monogram George "Bucky" Sallee was the bugler at Keeneland Race Course for more than 50 years. Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason described Sallee as "a beloved member of the Keeneland family and a wonderful ambassador for racing. A native of Lexington, Sallee started trumpet lessons at age 7. He majored in music at the University of Kentucky and became a renowned musician on the local scene. During his career he performed with a number of musical headliners, including Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. Sallee's career at Keeneland began in the early 1960s, and in the ensuing decades he performed his signature "Boots and Saddles" for the post parade and "Assembly" at post time. He reached a career milestone on October 9, 2002, when he made his 10,000th call to post at Keeneland. Sallee passed away in November 2016.


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