Bill Farish talks about the career of Lemon Drop Kid and what he has meant to the Thoroughbred industry. watch video
Colts by Claiborne's War Front and Gainesway's leading sire Tapit led the way as Keeneland September's Book 1 posted significant increases in average and median prices. Sellers are hopeful gains carry into week two.
The Breeders' Cup announced July 23 the final composition of its board of directors upon the completion of runoff voting by the 45 Breeders' Cup Members.
Three Breeders' Cup board of director seats will be filled following two run-off elections being held July 21-22. The elections will fill a pair of four-year seats and a seat with a one-year term.
When Del Mar and Keeneland host their first Breeders' Cup World Championships, the two tracks will both be relying on relatively new dirt surfaces as their main tracks.
A three-year plan of upcoming Breeders' Cup sites does not include eight-time host Churchill Downs or the New York Racing Association, a five-time host; but Cup officials said the schedule should not be seen as a snub.
The opportunity to race at the track closest to the Kentucky Thoroughbred breeding industry that has helped make the Breeders' Cup possible proved a major factor in awarding the 2015 Breeders' Cup to Keeneland.
The Breeders' Cup announced June 9 the 23 individuals that have won election to serve as Breeders' Cup Members, based on voting by Breeders' Cup foal and stallion nominators that ended June 6.
Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky., will be hosting a breeders' open house and a stallion season silent auction to coincide with the Fasig-Tipton February sale.
The first reported foal for freshman sire The Factor was a filly born Jan. 16, Lane's End Farm announced.
The last crop of Lane's End Farm's champion and leading sire A.P. Indy turns 3 this year.
Study finds 2-year-olds racing without race-day furosemide at 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park had fewer and less severe EIPH instances than juveniles who raced with the diuretic that weekend at SA.
Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stable went to $1.6 million to land grade I winner R Heat Lightning early at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5 in Lexington.
Breeders' Cup chairman Bill Farish acknowledged the organization's board of directors has some key issues it needs to address, not the least of which is the host-site selection process.
E. Paul Robsham Stables, which bred and raced grade I stakes winners such as Awesome Maria and R Heat Lightning, will completely disperse its breeding stock at Keeneland's 2013 November sale.
Bill Farish was elected chairman of the Breeders' Cup board of directors for a two-year term during a board of meeting Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
There is considerable buzz surrounding the Jan. 7-11 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, thanks in large part to the 80-horse dispersal of Issam Fares' Fares Farm.
Dual grade I winner Zazu fetched $2.1 million from Katsumi Yoshida's Japan-based Northern Farm at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6. She was consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End, agent.
The connections of Pool Play figured last year the horse wouldn't race again because of a tendon injury, but given time and sharp training by Mark Casse, the horse has made it to the Breeders' Cup Classic.
The first week of Keeneland's September yearling sale in Lexington has been completed. Read about what people had to say about the market prior to Sept. 16.
Marking the end of an era in the Thoroughbred marketplace, the final yearlings by A.P. Indy are being offered at public auction.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will be first test in 2012 of the top of the market for yearlings. Here's what people had to say about their expectations and other thoughts about the auction.
A halter worn by Zenyatta while at Lane's End Farm is being auctioned on eBay to benefit victims of recent tornadoes that killed 21 people in Kentucky.
Gross sales ended up 12.7% higher than a year ago, the average rose 18% to $76,511, and the median was up 20% to $30,000.
Read what people had to say about the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
There's plenty to talk about at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, from economic setbacks to wealthy buyers to horses with fancy pedigrees.
One of the biggest events of the 2011 Thoroughbred auction season will be the complete dispersal of stock owned by the late Edward P. 'Ned' Evans. Lane's End will consign the more than 200 horses.
Mare owners shouldn't expect stud fees to drop much lower, according to horsemen at several Central Kentucky farms who were interviewed recently.
The Breeders' Cup board of directors, with Tom Ludt as its new chairman, will form a sub-committee to develop a plan to eliminate use of race-day medication--Salix and other anti-bleeding drugs--in the World Championships
Two-time leading North American sire A.P. Indy has been pensioned at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., after none of the mares bred to him this year have been pronounced in foal.
Tom Ludt, a Breeders' Cup director, will chair the organization's search committee for a successor to president and CEO Greg Avioli.
Breeders' Cup president and chief executive officer Greg Avioli has resigned to take a new position with a racing and gaming company, Breeders' Cup announced March 4.
Central Kentucky horsemen Antony Beck and Bill Farish were elected to Keeneland's board of directors during the corporation's semi-annual meeting Oct. 13.
An attempt by two shareholders to sell shares in Lemon Drop Kid and Kingmambo remains in limbo as syndicate manager Lane's End Farm has requested that some terms of the deal be restructured.
A Distorted Humor colt brings $2.05 million during the second and final select session.
In an effort to attract more horses, especially those from overseas, to participate in its World Championships, Breeders' Cup Limited is making major changes to its nominations programs.
City Zip is enjoying the kind of year few would have imagined. It's not that he ranks 10th on the leading sires' list, but that he ranks third on the leading turf sires' list.
Consignors are pleased with the number of end users and pinhookers they are seeing.
When Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and representatives of Breeders' Cup and Churchill Downs announced the track was selected to host the World Championships in 2011, the lawmaker who pushed for tax breaks wasn't on hand.
New York Racing Association officials have asked Breeders' Cup to consider Belmont Park has the 2011 host site for the World Championships, and also said a three- or four-track rotation best serves the event.
Dixieland Band, one of the original three stallions at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., and the sire of 117 stakes winners, was euthanized April 7 due to the infirmities of age. The son of Northern Dancer was 30.
Satish Sanan and Breeders' Cup backed away from statements made March 2 that indicated the organization is close to picking permanent host site.
Gulch, who was pensioned earlier this year because of declining fertility at Will Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., has taken up residence at Old Friends.
When Republican Jimmy Higdon soundly defeated Democrat Jodie Haydon in the special state Senate election Dec. 8, it signaled challenging times ahead for Kentucky's horse industry.
The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund could be reduced by 30% because of declining revenue, while horse farms "can't withstand another year like 2009," Kentucky lawmakers were told Nov. 10 during a meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming.
Lenny and Steve discuss the Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries, and the Top 10 reasons that Sea the Stars is staying away from California. Plus, Special Guest Bill Farish of Lane's End Farm. Watch Now
A Kentucky Thoroughbred breeder said Republican lawmakers plan to push for a constitutional amendment on racetrack gaming, but a spokesperson for the state's Senate leader said that's not the case.
In the latest volley in the debate over legalized alternative gaming at Kentucky racetracks, Kentucky State Senate President David Williams issued the following response to a recent commentary by Lane's End Farm general manager and prominent Republican Bill Farish.
Lane's End Farm general manager and prominent Republican Bill Farish said the Kentucky horse industry "will continue to hold our elected officials accountable, and we will not stop working until our state government gets out of the way and allows us to have the tools necessary to compete."
The "blowback" moment came during Books One and Two of Keeneland's September yearling sale. Friday, Sept. 18, offered a bit of a respite, but consignors were busy sizing up the market and showing yearlings from Saturday and Sunday's Book Three.
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