Lexington: Seth W. Hancock, longtime member of the Keeneland board of directors, was appointed a Keeneland trustee 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.
As past president of Claiborne Farm in Paris, Hancock has trained, bred, raced, bought and sold numerous Eclipse Award and Graded Stakes winners. He became Claiborne Farm’s president at the age of 23 following the death of his father, Arthur B. “Bull” Hancock Jr.
William S. Farish and William M. Lear Jr. also serve as Keeneland trustees.