The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm has had a long and successful association with both the Phipps and Janney families. Countless champions and Grade 1 winners that have been bred by the Phippses and Janneys were born and raised at Claiborne.
That friendship will be put to the test on Saturday when Departing, owned in partnership by Claiborne and Adele Dilschneider, takes on Kentucky Derby winner Orb, owned by Stuart Janney III and the Phipps family in the Preakness Stakes.
In his latest blog post, Bill Shanklin discusses that, while the decision to run Departing in the Preakness might go against Seth Hancock's own best business interests, it is great for the sport of horse racing.
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