Bill Farish

Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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Accelerate To Stand At Lane’s End Upon Retirement

Three-time Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky—Issues, by Awesome Again) will stand at Lane’s End Farm upon retirement. “Accelerate has proven to be the best mile and a quarter horse in training in America,” said Bill Farish. “In his five starts this year, he’s won four, including three Grade 1s and has run three […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Candidates For Board Of Directors Election

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the candidates for the upcoming election for the Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members.  The election will be conducted online from July 2 until 5pm on July 10, 2018. There are seven seats open on the 14-person Board of Directors and eight candidates have been nominated to fill those open seats.  Four […]

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Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With George Bolton

George Bolton, who grew up near Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, is the chief investment officer and portfolio manager of WestEnd Capital Management in San Francisco. His father and grandfather raced steeplechase horses in the Mid-Atlantic, but Bolton became a Thoroughbred owner “on the flat” nearly 30 years ago when he became partners on a […]

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Mask Off Kentucky Derby Trail, Expected To Resume Serious Training Soon

Mask, unbeaten in two starts for Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, is expected to resume serious training soon but is off the Kentucky Derby trail, according to Bill Farish of Lane’s End Racing, which owns the son of Tapit. Mask has not breezed since Jan. 20 at Palm Meadows training center in Florida while being […]

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Jamie Theriot Accepts Offer To Ride Full Time In Mauritius

In over 20 years of riding, jockey Jamie Theriot has had some incredible experiences. Perhaps the best experience is awaiting him following the conclusion of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Winter Meet when he moves to the Southern Hemisphere to ride full time at Champ de Mars Race Course in Port Louis, Mauritius. Theriot, 38, […]

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Farishes Join Water Hay Oats Alliance, Support Horseracing Integrity Act Of 2017

Will and Bill Farish of the famed Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky., have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as supporting members.  The father and son shared their perspective in the following statement: “We are joining WHOA to hopefully add some momentum to the effort in Washington to pass legislation that would mandate […]

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Hertrich Elected Breeders’ Cup Chairman, Pride Vice Chairman

At its meeting today, the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors unanimously elected Fred W. Hertrich III as Board Chairman. Hertrich, owner of Watercress Farm in Paris, Ky., succeeds William S. (Bill) Farish, Jr., who served as Chairman from 2006 to 2011, and again from 2013 until today. Mr. Farish will continue as a Director. Hertrich […]

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‘He Tries So Hard’: Eagle Training Well Off Layoff, Could Point To Mineshaft

William S. Farish’s Grade I-placed, multiple stakes-winning homebred Eagle earned the bullet from the seven runners to work a half-mile on Monday morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The son of Candy Ride (ARG) got the distance in 48.80 for veteran conditioner Neil Howard. The work was his third since returning to training. […]

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Conquest Stables Announces Complete Dispersal Of Stock At Keeneland November

Conquest Stables, a multiple graded stakes winning owner, has announced that it will have a complete dispersal of racing and breeding stock at the Keeneland November Sale this fall. Lane’s End will act as consignor for Conquest Stables, LLC. “When we launched Conquest Stables just four years ago, our goal was to build an operation that […]

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