Bassett biography nearly sold out

The autobiography of longtime Keeneland executive James E. "Ted" Bassett III has nearly sold out its initial run and is going to a second printing after being on sale for just seven weeks.

At the Keeneland Shop, 700 copies of Keeneland's Ted Bassett: My Life (University Press of Kentucky, $34.99) have been sold, making it the best-selling book in the shop's history, said Jolene Dawkins, Keeneland's director of retail operations.

University Press of Kentucky director Stephen M. Wrinn said the book has been one of the publisher's top titles this year, and "we believe it's destined to have a long life in the marketplace."

It was written with Bill Mooney, a two-time Eclipse Award winner and has received glowing reviews from numerous publications, including the Herald-Leader and The Daily Racing Form.