William S. Farish

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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Free Data Friday: What Suits ‘The Best Interests Of The Industry’ In The Era Of Big Data?

Anyone involved with the thoroughbred racing and breeding business in North America should want nothing but the best for the industry. The sustainability of the industry must be paramount, however threats from many corners exist, both direct and indirect. When it comes to data, the industry is clearly well-served by having a company such as […]

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Code Of Honor ‘Put It Together’ At The Right Time For McGaughey

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey could barely take a half-dozen steps outside his barn at Saratoga Race Course Sunday morning without being stopped by someone wanting to congratulate him on Code of Honor’s victory in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, the trainer’s fourth in the “Mid-Summer Derby.” “When I finally got a chance […]

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Travers Day Generates Record Handle For Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) generated a Travers Day record all-sources handle as fans wagered $52,129,344 on an afternoon that featured the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers. On-track handle was $11,657,493, which is also a new Travers Day record. A paid crowd of […]

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Highest Honors Wins Curlin In Stakes Debut For Chad Brown

A Chad Brown-trained entrant making his stakes debut off a victory gave the conditioner the win on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. But instead of even-money favorite Looking At Bikinis earning a trip to the winner’s circle, it was 4-1 selection Highest Honors going last-to-first and fending off Endorsed in the final furlong to capture […]

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Code Of Honor To Kick Off 2019 Campaign In Mucho Macho Man

William S. Farish’s Code of Honor is prominent among 22 nominations for the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park Jan. 5. The Shug McGaughey-trained son of Noble Mission, who was scratched out of the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Churchill Downs after spiking a fever on the morning of the race, has […]

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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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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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Guest Suite ‘Will Enjoy That Extra Distance’ In Possible Louisiana Derby Appearance

William S. Farish and Lora Jean Kilroy’s homebred gelding Guest Suite has exited his fourth-place finish in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes in excellent shape and will move forward on what his connections hope is a Kentucky Derby trail for the talented son of Quality Road. A little farther back than usual last […]

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Howard Seeing ‘Physical Positives’ With Guest Suite Approaching Risen Star

The winner of the G3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds, sophomore Guest Suite has continued to impress trainer Neil Howard in his recent morning workouts. The son of Quality Road, a homebred for William S. Farish and Lora Jean Kilroy, is being pointed to the G2 Risen Star on Feb. 25, the next step […]

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