Bill Farish Jr.

Results of Breeders’ Cup Election Announced: 10 Members Re-Elected

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 19 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 13. The election results are expected to be ratified by the current Breeders’ Cup Members at the annual meeting on July 13. […]

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A Better Breeders’ Cup Board: Something Old, Something New

Change is good. But not too much change. I think the Breeders’ Cup Members got it just right in the runoff election earlier this week when Bill Farish of Lane’s End Farm was re-elected to a four-year term on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors over which he serves as chairman. The other candidate for […]

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Farish, Beck Win Breeders’ Cup Election Runoffs

The Breeders’ Cup announced the final composition of its Board of Directors upon the completion of runoff voting by the 45 Breeders’ Cup Members.  William S. Farish, Jr. will serve a four-year term and Bobby Flay will serve a one-year term on the Board, while Antony Beck received the most votes to fill the remaining […]

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Keeneland: Breeders’ Cup Ticketing, Projected Attendance Still in Development

Officials with the Breeders’ Cup made the long-anticipated announcement that the event will be hosted by Keeneland Race Course in 2015 during a press conference at the track on Tuesday. The decision marks a “homecoming” of sorts for the event, as it makes its debut in Lexington, Ky., home of Breeders’ Cup founder John Gaines. […]

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Bill Farish Elected Breeders’ Cup Chairman

At its meeting today, the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors voted William S. (Bill) Farish, Jr., of Lane’s End Farm, as Board Chairman. Farish succeeds Tom Ludt, who has served as Chairman the past two years, and will remain a Director. Farish, who was Breeders’ Cup Chairman from 2006 through April 2011, will serve a […]

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Farish: Atlanta is an obvious potential Breeders’ Cup site

Bill Farish, Jr., Breeders’ Cup board member, talks to WABE News’ Denis O’Hayer about the prospects for the World Championship coming to Atlanta, if the Georgia legislature were to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize betting on horse racing. Farish says that Atlanta as a destination has everything the Breeders’ Cup would require and discusses […]

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Casse: Pool Play’s racing career likely over

Trainer Mark Casse says Whitney Stakes contender Pool Play is likely done racing after tearing part of his left tendon.  Casse said there’s a slight chance the Canadian-bred son of Silver Deputy could return to racing at some point, but after conferring with owner Bill Farish, Jr., that scenario is unlikely. Pool Play finishes his […]

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CLAY CANNED IN CUP ELECTION

Robert Clay, the owner of Three Chimneys Farm and vice chairman of the 14-member Breeders’ Cup board of directors, did not receive enough votes from nominators to retain his seat on the organization’s 48-person board of members and trustees, the Paulick Report has learned. In something of a changing of the guard for the Breeders’ […]

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CUP ELECTION ANALYSIS: COALITIONS RULE

The startling election results for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees conducted among nominators to the program teaches us one thing about this relatively new process: no single farm or entity can stack the board with its own candidates. That is driven home by the fact that Robert Clay of Three Chimneys […]

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