Bill Farish

Grade 1 Winner Bast Bred To Quality Road

Owner Baoma Corp announced on Thursday that their recently retired multiple Grade 1-winning filly Bast (Uncle Mo – Laffina, by Arch) has been bred to Quality Road, the number-one general sire by Grade 1 wins in 2019, standing at Lane’s End. Bast retired Feb. 20 after a highly successful 2-year-old campaign with trainer Bob Baffert, […]

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Lane’s End Farm Introduces Stallion Select Tool

Lane’s End Farm has debuted its new Stallion Select tool—an innovative new feature that instantly and automatically matches any mare with her best-suited Lane’s End stallion. The two-step process allows breeders to find their mare, select their preferred stud fee price range, and be immediately matched to the Lane’s End stallion or stallions that best […]

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Lane’s End Pensioner Belong to Me Dies At Age 31

Lane’s End Farm’s longtime stallion Belong to Me has died at the age of 31 due to infirmities from old age. The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Danzig stood at Lane’s End for 22 years and shuttled to Australia for seven seasons. The New Jersey-bred sired three champions and 29 graded stakes winners with lifetime […]

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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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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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