CLAIBORNE FARM CELEBRATES 100 YEARS (1910-2010) w/BONUS Feature
Since Claiborne's founding in 1910, the Hancock family has presided over the 3,500 beautifully landscaped acres stretching from its massive stone gates to the town of Paris nearly a mile and a half away. Founded by Arthur B. Hancock Sr. in 1910, the farm has bred, raced, or stood at stud some of the most influential horses in American racing history. Two of the farm's top stallions - 1957 Kentucky Derby contenders BOLD RULER and ROUND TABLE - were born here on the same day, and SECRETARIAT, sired by Claiborne stallion BOLD RULER and later syndicated for $6.1 million, set a record time of just under two minutes in racing to victory in the 1973 Kentucky Derby, before going on to win the Preakness and Belmont.
Arthur B. Hancock imported breeding stock from Europe that made Claiborne Farm an international leader in breeding, sales, and racing.
Claiborne deserves recognition because it has persevered through decades of economic, cultural, and family changes. This working farm has not only survived but bucked every trend of development and commerce. And while age deserves respect, Claiborne Farm is not significant only because it's simply old; they have been important contributors to the Thoroughbred breed. They've taken the long view and should be honored for their dedication to quality.
Racing historian Edward L. Bowen feels that Claiborne Farm is possibly the most influential American breeding operation because of the substantial number of other breeders which benefited from Claiborne's horses and the length of time that influence has lasted.
In this age of change there has been one constant. The Hancock family has been synonymous with Claiborne Farm for 100 continuous years. It's a dynasty, unparallel in all of the sport; an empire of the Sport of Kings. Come celebrate 100 years of Claiborne Farm complete with all its storied accomplishments...a farm that exemplifies unsurpassed heritage and history.
AS AN ADDED BONUS...an entire full-length, HRTV "Across the Board", episode is included at the end of the main feature with Dell Hancock of the legendary fifth generation family owned and operated Claiborne Farm as the special guest; includes candid interviews and a rare glimpse of growing up surrounded by legendary horses, trainers and owners and how she forged ahead to make a name for herself in the racing industry by being involved and devoting her time to such prestigious organizations such as the Jockey Club and Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation.
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|