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Arthur B. Hancock, Jr.

1910 - 1972

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
1. Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. was given the nickname of "Bull" while in school. He was known as such thereafter, the name fitting his large physical frame and deep, commanding voice. Hancock inherited responsibility for Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, which had been established by his father and mother. The family connection to Thoroughbred racing went back one earlier generation to Capt. Richard Hancock, who settled on a farm in Virginia after being wounded there while in service to Gen. Stonewall Jackson.

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.
 
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
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By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. Marker
Bull Hancock Marker is on the rightside of sidewalk past benches.
west. Touch for map. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thoroughbred Park. (Submitted on July 23, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
2. Start with this plaque. The page for this plaque has a Related Markers list of all the plaques in Thoroughbred Park. You can use that list to easily page through all of the markers. (Submitted on August 19, 2012.) 
 
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Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
3. Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. Marker
Thoroughbred Park image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
4. Thoroughbred Park
This picture also show Bull Hancock Marker on right, past benches.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 29 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.
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