Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Arthur B. Hancock, Jr.
1910 - 1972
Bull Hancock's father, A. B. Hancock, Sr., had established Claiborne as a leading breeding farm, and Bull Hancock placed it first among the world's Thoroughbred nurseries. His importation of the stallion Nasrullah in the early 1950s was a pivotal event in modern Thoroughbred breeding.
One of Hancock's sons, Seth, continued the high plane of operation of the farm and Claiborne won the Kentucky Derby with Swale in 1984. Another son, Arthur III, founded Stone Farm and raced Derby winners Gato Del Sol and Sunday Silence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals Entertainment • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1984.
Location. 38° 2.506′ N, 84° 29.446′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bing Crosby (here, next to this marker); Warner L. Jones Jr. (here, next to this marker); E. P. Taylor (here, next to this marker); Dr. Elisha Warfield (a few steps from this marker); James R. Keene (a few steps from this marker); Sheikh Mohammed (a few steps from this marker); Isabel Dodge Sloane (a few steps from this marker); August Belmont II (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.