Keyword: Bill Farish

  • (from left) Breeders' Cup Chairman William S. Farish, Jr., Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Breeders' Cup President and CEO Greg Avioli, and CDI President and CEO Bob Evans chat after announcement that Churchill Downs will host the 2011 Breeeders' Cup.

    Politics Colors Breeders' Cup Announcement

    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.

  • Belmont Park hosted its most recent Breeders' Cup in 2005.

    NYRA: BC Needs Belmont, Rotation of Tracks

    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

    Dixieland Band Euthanized at Age 30

    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.

  • Gulch

    Pensioned Gulch Moved to Old Friends

    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.

  • Another Financial Hit Looms for KY Breeders

    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.

  • And They're Off: Guest Bill Farish (Video)

    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.

  • Slot Machine

    Racetrack Gaming Issue Heats Up in Kentucky

    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.

  • Kentucky Senate President David Williams

    Senate President Williams Responds to Farish

    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.

  • Bill Farish

    Farish: Politics Won't Thwart Horse Industry

    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."

  • Keeneland Books 3 & 4: Less Is...Less

    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.

  • 2009 BC Stakes Program Still in Works

    Breeders' Cup officials, who announced Dec. 11 they were suspending the Breeders' Cup stakes program and a week later decided to fund the program using money from the organization's reserve account, have yet to approve which races will receive the added money.

  • It's Official: Cup Reverses Stakes Cut

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors has decided to fund the Breeders' Cup Stakes program for 2009 by using money from the organization's reserve fund, according to a statement dated Dec. 17.

  • Fasig-Tipton Forms Advisory Board

    Fasig-Tipton has formed an advisory board of directors to assist the company's management in its auction ventures and other related initiatives in the Thoroughbred industry. Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson is chairing the advisory board, and Fasig-Tipton chairman emeritus D. G. Van Clief Jr. is a board member.

  • Average Rises for Canadian Yearlings

    Four days after the select session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario division) yearling sale realized a small dip in average price, the preferred session boasted a 3% increase in average despite a large increase in the number of yearlings not sold and a drop in median price.

  • Four Not Re-Elected to Cup Board

    Four incumbents, including vice chairman Robert Clay, weren't re-elected to the Breeders' Cup's board of members and trustees.

  • British Columbia Stallion Dixieland Brass Dead

    Dixieland Brass, a Kentucky-bred son of Dixieland Band, was euthanized earlier this year at R.J. and Lois Bennett's Flying Horse Farm near Westbank, British Columbia, Canada, because of a liver malfunction.

  • Dan Liebman

    In It To Win It

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - On the night of the 36th Eclipse Awards Jan. 22 in Beverly Hills, Calif., every equine flat winner had one thing in common: all raced on Breeders' Cup World Championships day.

  • Breeders' Cup Adds Three New $1-Million Races

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships will have a new look at first-time host Monmouth Park this year--an expanded two-day event that will inaugurate three $1-million stakes designed to accommodate owners and breeders.

  • Churchill Downs Gets Push as Top Host Site

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors has made no decision on limiting the racetracks that could be considered as future host sites for the World Championships, but during an Oct. 31 luncheon in Louisville, Ky., officials couldn't say enough about having the event at Churchill Downs.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup officials announced that 2006 race day purses will total $20-million.

    Breeders' Cup Purses Hiked to $20M This Year

    Total purses for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs will be $20 million, up $6 million from last year under a new structure officials said is designed to keep the races competitive with other major Thoroughbred stakes around the world.

  • D.G. Van Clief, leaving NTRA and Breeders&#39; Cup at end of year.

    Van Clief to Retire from Breeders' Cup, NTRA

    D.G. Van Clief Jr., president of Breeders' Cup since 1996 and commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association since late summer of 2004, will retire from both positions by the end of this year.

  • Kingmambo Starts Breeding Season on Time

    Kingmambo, who missed part of the 2005 breeding season because of various ailments, covered his first mare Feb. 13 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Sweet Talker

    Sweet Talker Sells for $1,150,000 at Keeneland Wednesday

    Sweet Talker kicked up a lot of excitement in October at Keeneland when she took the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) in a three-horse photo finish. She was back at Keeneland making news again Wednesday, when she sold for $1,150,000 to Don Adam's Courtlandt Farm and topped the third session of the November breeding stock sale.

  • Shadow Cast&#39;s Personal Ensign win was especially sweet for her owners.

    Grade I Winner Shadow Cast Injured and Retired

    Shadow Cast, a homebred grade I winner for Bill Farish, has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon tear in her right front leg following a workout Sept. 27 at Belmont Park in preparation for Saturday's Beldame Stakes (gr. I).

  • Lane's End Not Selling at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

    Lane's End Farm, a perennial leader at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sales, will not have a consignment at this year's sale held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Aug. 10-12. Instead, the sales agency of the Woodford County farm will focus its yearling prospects to Keeneland's September yearling sale in Kentucky, to be held Sept. 13-25.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • Belong to Me filly topped the first session of the Keeneland July Selected Yearling Sale.

    Keeneland July Sale: Stumble at the Start

    Like War Emblem in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the Keeneland July select yearling sale stumbled out of the starting gate. By every economic measure, the opening session on July 15 failed to keep pace with last year.

  • Summer Squall Getting Low Pregnancy Figures

    Prominent Central Kentucky stallion Summer Squall, who has always experienced some fertility problems, has gotten a very low percentage of mares in foal this season; however there are no plans to remove him from stallion service.