Arthur B. Hancock, Jr.

Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. (HM1352)

Location: Lexington, KY 40508 Fayette County
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N 38° 2.506', W 84° 29.446'

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1910 - 1972

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.
HM NumberHM1352
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720196 N 4213421
Decimal Degrees38.04176667, -84.49076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.506', W 84° 29.446'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 30.36" N, 84° 29' 26.76" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-128 Eastern Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US
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