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History of Kentucky Horse Farms

February 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in Tales from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse for an in-depth gallery talk about the history of Kentucky horse farms with a panel of local owners including Walker Hancock, Benny Bell Williams, and John Phillips.

Walker Hancock is the fourth generation of Hancocks to run his family’s Claiborne Farm which was established in 1910.  Claiborne has been a part of his entire life as he learned to work and handle horses at the early age of eight.

John Phillips is the owner of Darby Dan Farms. Phillips was born in Columbus, Ohio. 3rd generation horseman. BA Denison University, JD Vanderbilt, Partner in Bricker and Eckler Law firm until 1988. Assumed responsibility of Darby Dan Farm in 1988. Married, Beth, three children. Moved to Lexington in 1998, Acquired ownership of Darby Dan in 1995 and actively participates in its operation. Currently, a Steward for the Jockey Club, President Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

Benny Bell Williams is a former President of the Thoroughbred Club of America, a Sponsor Member of TOBA and a Member of KTA/KTOB, KTFMC, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. She has also served as the Director of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation and well as the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation for multiple terms.

FREE with admission, reservation is encouraged. ASL interpretation will be provided for guests.



February 28, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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