Are you suggesting that A. B. (Bull) Hancock is the owner of Nashua (SI, Oct. 28)? You're wrong. Nashua is the property of a syndicate headed by Leslie Combs II and is now standing at Combs's Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky.
N. S. MEAD
?Right. Mr. Hancock negotiated the purchase of Nashua's sire, Nasrullah, for his Claiborne Farm, and Nashua (then the property of the late William Woodward Sr.) was foaled there. But at the 1955 Woodward dispersal sale Hancock was underbidder to fellow kentuckian Leslie Combs II. Nasrullah, however, recently did well by Bull Hancock when another of his sons, Nadir, captured The Garden State (SI, Nov. 4) and rewarded his owner with a check for $155,047.50—the largest winning purse of 1957.—ED.