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Volume 23 No. 17
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Walker Hancock, Managing Director, Claiborne Farm

Photo: courtesy of claiborne farm
Photo: courtesy of claiborne farm
Photo: courtesy of claiborne farm

Walker Hancock is the fifth generation of his family to run the storied Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., where six of the 12 Triple Crown winners were bred. Hancock, 28, took over as managing director of the farm in 2015. The farm is home to 12 stallions — including War Front, whose stud fee is $250,0000 — and about 220 mares. The farm is expecting about 140 foals this year. Claiborne Farm was founded in 1910, but Hancock recently opened formal tours of the farm and is selling merchandise, including T-shirts and coffee cups. Claiborne has a rooting interest in Kentucky Derby starter Magnum Moon, who was born at the farm in 2015.