Bill Farish

Executive Craig Fravel To Depart Breeders’ Cup For The Stronach Group

Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations. “I can think of no greater privilege than to have had the opportunity […]

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The Factor Setting The Pace Among U.S. Fourth-Crop Sires By Wins, Earnings

By the time the first foals of a sire class are five years old, the industry generally has a decent grasp of who the leaders of the group will be going forward. The class of North American stallions that entered the breeding shed in 2013 was a relatively evenly-matched group when its inaugural offerings saw […]

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‘He Found The Hole And He Was There’: Travers The Target For Code Of Honor

Bill Farish’s homebred Code of Honor had no trouble in his return earning a 97 Beyer Speed Figure for his impressive 3 1/4 length score in Saturday’s Grade 3 Dwyer at Belmont Park, traveling last-to-first in his first race since being placed second following the disqualification of Maximum Security in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby. […]

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‘Completely Crushed With Requests’: City Of Light’s Unorthodox Path To A Full First Book

City of Light’s dominant victory in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes was the kind of effort that can fill a stallion prospect’s first book in a hurry, but the heavy lifting was already long since finished by the time the horse set foot on the sandy loam of Gulfstream Park. The son of Quality […]

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Horse PAC President Peggy Hendershot Set To Retire

Peggy Hendershot, who since 2006 has served as President of the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry’s most influential federal political action committee, Horse PAC®, will retire at the end of the year, the NTRA announced today. Hendershot’s lengthy tenure with Horse PAC® began in 2002 when the bi-partisan PAC was activated to promote and facilitate […]

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Lane’s End’s Incoming Stallion Trio On Different Paths After Breeders’ Cup

The Lane’s End stallion operation held a strong hand heading into this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs, with each of its three incoming stallions for 2019 being strong contenders in showcase races, and it exited the event with two winners. In the days following the marquee card, the paths to the breeding shed for […]

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Langfuhr Pensioned From Stud Duty At Lane’s End

Lane’s End Farm announced that prominent stallion Langfuhr has been pensioned at age 26. A member of the Lane’s End stallion roster since 2004, Langfuhr’s progeny have reached the highest echelon of Thoroughbred racing. Langfuhr sired 95 black-type winners, 26 graded stakes winner and five champions. Most notably Wando who was crowned Canadian Horse of […]

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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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