Bill Farish

Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Unified, First Crop Weanlings Of 2019

Candy Ride’s reputation as a sire of sires is gaining traction every year, and one of the stallions that will be at the forefront of that charge stands on the same roster. Unified, a Grade 2-winning son of the cornerstone Lane’s End stallion, will send his first weanlings to the fall mixed sales of 2019 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Sprint Contender Catalina Cruiser To Stand At Lane’s End

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser will stand at Lane’s End Farm upon retirement. A son of leading cumulative fourth-crop sire Union Rags, Catalina Cruiser is seven for eight lifetime with five of those wins being graded. “Catalina Cruiser is the quintessential American dirt horse. He’s exactly what we’re looking for. Tough, with speed and the ability […]

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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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