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Claiborne's Hancock just says no

One of the reasons Claiborne Farm will send fewer runners to the races next year is its president's fear that horse racing's drug problem has gotten out of hand.

Updated: October 15, 2001, 11:34 AM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

When Seth Hancock announced earlier this month that Claiborne Farm was cutting back on its racing operation and largely abandoning the Kentucky racing circuit, he listed numerous reasons, some of which weren't that earth shattering. Claiborne's private trainer Frank Brothers had decided to move on to a similar position with Lazy Lane Farm and Hancock wasn't pleased with the stagnant purses at the Kentucky tracks. But not all of Hancock's complaints were quite so innocent. He went public with his ...

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