SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Arthur B. “Bull” Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr., prominent thoroughbred breeders and owners, have been elected to racing’s Hall of Fame in the Pillars of the Turf category.
The announcement was made Wednesday by the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.
Hancock and Woodward will be inducted on Aug. 12, along with horses Rachel Alexandra, Tom Ochiltree and Zenyatta; jockeys Ramon Dominguez and Wayne Wright; and trainer Steve Asmussen.
Hancock, who died in 1972, took over Claiborne Farm in the late 1940s. Among the top sires that stood at the farm were Bold Ruler, Nasrullah and Princequillo.
Woodward, who died in 1953, bred 101 stakes winners, including Triple Crown winners Gallant Fox (1930) and Omaha (1935).
The pillars category honors those who have made extraordinary contributions to racing as pioneers or leaders.