Dell Hancock Accepts Dinny Phipps Award

Dell Hancock is presented with the Dinny Phipps Award
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Claiborne Farm's Dell Hancock, longtime chairman of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, accepted the Dinny Phipps Award at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration Thursday, June 9, at Tavern on the Green in New York. Plans to honor Hancock with the award and details about the nature of the award had been previously announced.

“Our families have always shared a common bond and common dedication to the horse, and I think that is what has kept us striving in that same direction toward equine health over all those generations and years,” said Ogden Phipps II, who presented the award. “[Dell's] work has resulted in innumerable contributions, not just to Grayson and the Thoroughbred industry, but to the entire equine industry.”

The Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration is traditionally one of Grayson's largest fundraisers. This year's event featured entertainment by Kentucky's Wolfpen Branch, a bluegrass band co-founded by Arthur Hancock IV, who is the recipient's nephew.

“It was taught to my brothers, my sister, and me to give back to the horses who give us so much and give us such a lovely life,” said Hancock. “No one lived up to this mantra better than Dinny Phipps, which makes this recognition even more meaningful.”

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