William S. 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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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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Irish Jasper’s Thoroughbred Club of America Win A Milestone For Farish

Irish Jasper won an all expenses paid entry to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and the First Defense filly’s co-owner William S. Farish earned a coveted Keeneland Bowl when the Chad Brown-trained 4-year-old rallied up the rail to win the Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths at Keeneland […]

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Record Amount Raised For PDJF At Jockeys And Jeans

The Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser, held at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 28, raised $221,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, a record amount for the event. More than 200 attended this year’s Jockeys and Jeans, including 12 Hall of Fame jockeys, five severely injured jockeys as honored guests, and such dignitaries as Will Farish, former […]

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Chamblin Joins Board Of NTRA’s Political Action Committee

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Horse PACSM, the Thoroughbred racing industry’s federal political action committee, has added Keith Chamblin to its board of directors. Chamblin has been with the NTRA for more than 15 years and is the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. He has worked extensively with NTRA member organizations, including […]

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Stevens Guides Om To Front-Running Del Mar Derby Victory

Om used to be known as the horse that beat American Pharoah in the Triple Crown winner’s racing debut last August at Del Mar. The 3-year-old colt by Munnings managed just one win in his next four starts, but he can now be called a Grade 2 winner. The Sareen Family Trust chestnut runner, trained […]

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Take Two: Jockey Club, TOBA’s Transparency Program Gets Failing Grade

Whatever happened to transparency and the publication of veterinary records for Kentucky Derby starters and other graded stakes runners? The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association initiative and website, HorseracingReform.com, lists 130 owners who have “voluntarily pledged to make available to the public veterinary records covering a 14-day period preceding the date on […]

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Chapa Summarily Suspended in Texas, Pending Investigation

Jockey Roman Chapa, whose career has been interrupted twice for carrying an illegal device used to stimulate horses, has been summarily suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards investigating his ride aboard Quiet Acceleration, winner of the $50,000 Richard King Stakes on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston. A photograph of the finish – taken […]

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Ball Dancing Skips Clear in Sands Point

Making her American debut, Ball Dancing stormed past fellow French-raced filly and stablemate Xcellence to win the Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon. An eager Sea Queen led early, setting reasonable fractions on the front end before being overtaken in mid-stretch. Xcellence hit her best stride in the final […]

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