William S. Farish

Quality Road to Stand for $35,000; Lane’s End Sets 2011 Stud Fees

Lane’s End has established a $35,000 live foal stud fee, payable when the foal stands and nurses, for multiple Grade 1 winner Quality Road, whose career ended on a disappointing note when last of 12 runners in the $5-million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 6. The fee for the 4-year-old son of Elusive Quality–Kobla, by […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Seven: Owning Up

To make a donation to Breeders’ Cup Charities, benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, Thoroughbred Charities of America and the V Foundation for Cancer research, please click here now. By Ray Paulick Hundreds of owners anxiously await news on entries and post-positions today for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championships races to be held at Churchill […]

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VOTE BY OFFICERS AN ISSUE IN UPCOMING BREEDERS’ CUP BOARD ELECTION

By Ray Paulick A letter signed by 12 individuals on the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees has been sent to Breeders’ Cup chairman Bill Farish asking that the organization’s CEO, Greg Avioli, and two other officers of the company do not exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election to fill seven […]

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STUD FEE CHANGE FOR CURLIN

Edited Press Release The 2010 stud fee for two-time Horse of the Year CURLIN, who stands at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky, has been reduced to $40,000 stands and nurses. In a statement released today, majority owner Jess Jackson discussed the decision: “We are delighted […]

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FARISH TO RECEIVE ECLIPSE AWARD OF MERIT

 NTRA PRESS RELEASE       December 29, 2009       The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers Association today announced that William S. Farish, owner of Lane’s End Farm and a pre-eminent industry leader of multiple organizations and causes, will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP OR BUST: HORSING AROUND IN OKLAHOMA

By Ray Paulick Please click here to donate to Breeders’ Cup Charities benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and V Foundation for Cancer Research. Give a minimum of one penny per mile and you will be eligible for a drawing to win one of 10 Breeders’ Cup caps to be signed by the winning jockeys […]

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KEEP: WILLIAMS’ ATTACKS CEMENT INDUSTRY UNITY

KEEP just released an editorial in response to KY State Senator David Williams’ criticism of the Thoroughbred industry’s desire for alternative gaming in Kentucky. Are you moved by this editorial? Where do you stand on the slots issue and have any of the recent editorials changed your mind one way or the other? The Paulick […]

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DISABLED JOCKEYS GET $1M FROM FARISH FUND

By Ray Paulick Permanently disabled jockeys got a huge boost today with the announcement that the William Stamps Farish Fund has pledged $1 million to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, the organization currently assisting 60 former riders who have been seriously injured in racing accidents.   The president of the Farish Fund is William S. Farish, […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS

By Ray PaulickFor those of you wondering whether I’d gone into the witness protection program following the announcement of election results for the Breeders’ Cup board of members and trustees (where 10 of those elected were recommended here in an earlier analysis), fear not. As one of my mentors in this business often reminds me, […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PARANOIA

By Ray Paulick “I’m often credited with the motto, ‘Only the paranoid survive.’ I have no idea when I first said this, but the fact remains that, when it comes to business, I believe in the value of paranoia.” – Andrew Groves, founder and former chairman, Intel Corporation. “Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean […]

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