Bill Farish

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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Lane’s End Announces All Four Freshman Sires Have First Mares In Foal

The four new stallions at Lane’s End Farm have all gotten their first mares in foal, according to an announcement by the farm on Thursday. G1 placed maiden mare Danette is the first mare confirmed in foal to four-time G1 winner Tonalist. Forty Love, owned by the Randal Family Trust, was the first mare confirmed […]

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Lane’s End Stallion Seasons Boost Jockeys And Jeans PDJF Fundraiser

Lane’s End Farm’s Honor Code, Vinnie and Teresa Viola’s Liam’s Map, R.S. Evans’ Tonalist, George Bolton and David Shimmon’s The Factor, Phyllis Wyeth’s Union Rags and Phipps Stable Mr Speaker, will headline a powerful online auction that will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Currently, Jockeys and Jeans has received seasons totaling some $250,000 in […]

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Curlin Filly Lights Up Keeneland September Day 7 At $975,000

With John Brocklebank, agent, Utah-based Dickman’s Legacy Ranch prevailed in a lively bidding battle to land a filly by Curlin for $975,000 and record the top price on Monday during a strong seventh of 12 sessions of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale marked by across-the-board increases. The price is the highest recorded in the […]

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Weisbord Resigns From Breeders’ Cup Board

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Barry Weisbord has resigned from its Board of Directors, citing increased outside business and family duties for his decision. In a letter Tuesday morning to Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel, Weisbord said, “The increasing need for me to travel extensively for Trakus around the world, and my desire […]

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Churchill Downs Still in the Mix as Future Breeders’ Cup Host

Churchill Downs has hosted the Breeders’ Cup eight times since the event began in 1984, with some of the most successful and memorable Cups occurring at the Louisville racetrack. With Tuesday’s announcement that the next three host tracks will be Keeneland (2015), Santa Anita (2016), and Del Mar (2017), it will be at least 2018 […]

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Where Is Breeders’ Cup Heading?

Future site selections will be discussed at a Breeders’ Cup board of directors meeting on Wednesday that could result in a three-year host site commitment for 2015-17. Santa Anita Park, the Arcadia, Calif., track that will be home of the Breeders’ Cup two-day championship event on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 for the third consecutive year and […]

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