Farish, Hunt Inducted into Texas Racing Hall of Fame
Updated: Sunday, October 24, 2004 10:19 PM
Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2004 6:14 PM
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Nelson Bunker Hunt, inducted into Texas Racing Hall of Fame.
Lane's End Farm owner William S. Farish and owner-breeder Nelson Bunker Hunt were inducted into the Texas Racing Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Lone Star Park Saturday.
Farish, who served as U. S. ambassador to Great Britain, was instrumental in the effort to have get legalized pari-mutuel wagering in Texas for the first time since it was banned in 1972.
Hunt, whose top runners over the years included champions Exceller, Vaguely Noble, and Dahlia, credited his horses for his success within the industry. "I thank my horses," said Hunt, who received a standing ovation when he was introduced.
Farish's entry into the Hall was accepted by Danny Shifflett, manager of Lane's End Texas.
During the Hall of Fame dinner, an auction to benefit the construction of a Hall of Fame Museum at Retama Park was conducted, with a 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) package of two tickets and hotel accommodations going for $2,600.
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