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Arthur Hancock is the owner of Stone Farm in Paris, Kentucky.
- 5/18/2011 - BUFFALOED
The other night, I was watching TV and a few wild dogs were trying to bring down a buffalo. They were having trouble until they were joined by more dogs and, lo and behold, they brought the buffalo down. — (click here to read the entire article)
- 8/21/2010 - HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL
Have you ever wondered why Humpty Dumpty had his great fall, and why he could never be put back together again, even by all the Kings' horses and all the Kings' men? What happened? Humpty Dumpty started using drugs; in fact, drugs permeated his entire realm, the Sport of Kings. Humpty Dumpty also began a long and cozy association with shady characters and thugs...all types, like rogue gamblers, race fixers, and trainers who used Cobra venom or who had multiple drug convictions and yet still continued to ply their trade. — (click here to read the entire article)
- 7/2/2009 - ALTERNATIVE TO SLOTS
Many voices are saying that Kentucky racing is being compromised by slot machines in adjacent states, and that our legislature must legalize them to help our industry relieve this crisis. If this can be done, they say, it will benefit the state as well as our industry. But what is our industry and who are we? — (click here to read the entire article)
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