Stone Farm, John H. Adger, Oakcrest Farm and Michael Stidham
Stone Farm is owned by Arthur B. Hancock III, who was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Nashville,Tenn. He is the elder son of legendary horseman A.B. (Bull) Hancock and grandson of A.B. Hancock, Sr., who owned Ellerslie Stud in Virginia before transferring the bulk of his operation to the present-day Claiborne ... Arthur went to work for trainer Eddie Neloy in 1966 and worked with the Claiborne yearlings after returning home. In 1970, Bull Hancock sent young Arthur III to run a 100-acre tract known as Stone Farm in Bourbon County. Stone Farm later became the property of Arthur III, who added parcels until the rolling property embraced 2,000 acres. Hancock has been quite vocal in his call for the elimination of drugs on race day, and was interviewed on the subject on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley in June 2011. He and he and wife Staci are quite active promoting the abolishment of horse slaughter, and finding solutions and homes for retired racehorses. The couple received the Safe Home Equine Protection Award in 2006 from Equine Advocates
Adger was racing manager for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable.
Oakcrest Farm is the name for the racing operation of Jack and Theresa Hodge. The farm is located near Enumclaw, Wash.