Seth W. Hancock, longtime member of the Keeneland Board of Directors, was appointed a Keeneland trustee effective Tuesday, August 25 upon the retirement of current Keeneland trustee, Louis Lee Haggin III.
Haggin became a member of the board in 1971 and a trustee in 1980. Haggin's grandfather, Hal Price Headley, was Keeneland's co-founder and first president. Haggin's father, Louis Lee Haggin II, became Keeneland's second president in 1940.
Hancock's involvement and contributions to the industry are endless. As Past President of iconic Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, Hancock has trained, bred, raced, bought and sold numerous Eclipse Award and Graded Stakes winners. Hancock is the epitome of a lifelong horsemen, having become Claiborne Farm's President at the age of 23 following the death of his father, Arthur B. “Bull” Hancock Jr. – then President, in 1972.
“There is no place like Keeneland. Their commitment to racing and sales have earned the support and dedication of horsemen across the world.” Hancock said. “Being chosen as a trustee is a great honor, as the respect I have for Keeneland spans a lifetime.”
William S. Farish and William M. Lear Jr. also serve as Keeneland trustees.
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