Keyword: William S. Farish

  • Lane's End stallion Summer Squall.

    Lane's End Stallion Summer Squall Pensioned

    Classic winner and prominent sire Summer Squall has been retired from stud duty at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., due to continuing problems with his fertility.

  • Howard Hopes Quick Tip Can Go Out on Top in Cardinal

    Quick Tip may not be the most talented filly or mare that Neil Howard has trained, but few have been more consistent and honest. Those qualities are reason enough for Howard to hope for a big finish to the racing career of the 5-year-old daughter of Unaccounted For. She will make what is likely to be the final start of her career in Saturday's $150,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Howard Hopes Quick Tip Can Go Out on Top in Cardinal

    Quick Tip may not be the most talented filly or mare that Neil Howard has trained, but few have been more consistent and honest. Those qualities are reason enough for Howard to hope for a big finish to the racing career of the 5-year-old daughter of Unaccounted For. She will make what is likely to be the final start of her career in Saturday's $150,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Epsom Oaks Winner Casual Look Retired

    William S. Farish's Casual Look, winner of the classic Vodaphone Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) in 2003, has been retired from racing and is scheduled to join the broodmare band at Farish's Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky.

  • Mineshaft, Aldebaran Top Foster Nominees

    William S. Farish's homebred Mineshaft, winner of the Pimlico Special (gr. I), and Flaxman Holdings' Aldebaran, winner of the Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II) and Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) in his last two races, top the list of likely starters from a star-studded group of 32 horses nominated for Churchill Downs' $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).

  • Mineshaft Drills Toward Stephen Foster

    Mineshaft, the likely favorite for the $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) on June 14, worked a strong six furlongs over a wet track Tuesday at Churchill Downs. The homebred son of A.P. Indy covered the distance over "sloppy" footing in 1:14 under exercise rider Annie Finney.

  • No Belmont for Midway Road; Ohio Derby Next

    Trainer Neil Howard confirmed Monday that William S. Farish's Midway Road would skip the Belmont Stakes in favor of a run in the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) at Thistledown on June 21.

  • Parade Leader Sold to South Africa

    Grade II winner Parade Leader, a full or half-brother to five stakes winners, has been purchased for stallion duty by Mike and Norma Rattray's Lammerskraal Stud

  • Quick Tip for Mint Julep – Check Outside Posts

    The favorites for Saturday's $150,000-added Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs should have no problem in finding each other during the running of the 1 1/16-mile grass test.

  • Pimlico Trip Went Nicely for Howard, Farish

    Trainer Neil Howard has been affectionately dubbed "Nervous Neil" by his friends and colleagues at Churchill Downs, but he was cool and confident as he accepted congratulations Sunday morning on his return to his home track.

  • Mineshaft Drills in Mud for Pimlico Special

    William S. Farish's Mineshaft, winner of the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) at the Fair Grounds and the Ben Ali (gr. III) at Keeneland, tuned up for a run in Friday's $600,000 Pimlico Special (gr. I) with a sharp six-furlong breeze on Sunday at Churchill Downs.

  • Midway Road to Breeze Monday; Howard Waits

    William S. Farish's Midway Road is scheduled for a Monday breeze at Churchill Downs that could help trainer Neil Howard to decide whether the colt will be a definite starter in the Preakness (gr. I) May 17.

  • Mineshaft Takes Ben Ali by Daylight; Pimlico Special Next

    Mineshaft ran his American record to five wins in six starts with a nine-length victory over three overmatched foes in the Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland on Friday, and the 4-year-old colt by A.P. Indy now takes aim at his first grade I contest, the Pimlico Special in Baltimore on May 16, Preakness eve.

  • William S. Farish, Lane's End Farm owner.

    Farish on Dubai World Cup: 'It's Going to be a Very Tough Decision'

    William S. Farish, the owner of Lane's End Farm and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, says the possibility of a military conflict between the United States and Iraq brings into question the status of the $6-million Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates on March 29.

  • Mineshaft Digs Deep for Diplomat Way Win

    Mineshaft improved to a perfect 3-for-3 in the United States and posted his first stakes victory stateside in the $75,000 Diplomat Way Handicap Sunday at Fair Grounds.

  • Quick Tip Has Right Trip in Cardinal Handicap

    Willam S. Farish's Quick Tip took command near the eighth-pole and outlasted 23-1 longshot San Dare to win the $173,100-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on a yielding turf at Churchill Downs Saturday.

  • Came Home to Stand for $50,000

    Millionaire Came Home has arrived at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., and will begin his stallion career at $50,000 live foal.

  • Raja Baba, has died at age 34.

    Leading Sire Raja Baba Euthanized at 34

    Raja Baba, who sired two Breeders' Cup winners and topped both the general and 2-year-old sire lists, was euthanized Oct. 9 at Carl Pollard's Hermitage Farm near Goshen, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Farish: Ambassadorship is Challenging, Exciting

    The role of the U. S. Embassy in London, England has taken on added significance since the terrorist bombings of Sept. 11, according to William S. Farish, the Lane's End Farm owner who began his tenure in the diplomatic post last July.

  • The Bowling Green Handicap was among the four graded stakes won by King Cugat.

    King Cugat Joins Sire at Lane's End

    Millionaire King Cugat, who won or placed in 15 of 16 starts, has been retired and will enter stud for $10,000 live foal at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Came Home, right, outruns Mayakovsky in the Hopeful.

    Lane's End Purchases Interest in Came Home

    John Toffan and Trudy McCaffery's undefeated 2-year-old Came Home will stand at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., when he retires from racing, the nursery announced Friday. Came Home has won all three of his starts, including the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, where he recorded the fastest time since the race was changed to seven furlongs in 1994.

  • Henrietta George To Buy Camden Training Center

    For almost a year some residents of Camden, S.C., have feared the Camden Training Center could become the next Camden subdivision. They can now breathe easy. Henrietta George has a contract in place to purchase the 385-acre facility from William S. Farish.

  • Farish Resigns as Chairman of Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced late Monday that, as expected, William S. Farish has resigned as chairman of the company to be the United States ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland. President George W. Bush nominated Farish to the position in March.

  • Lane's End Farm owner William S. Farish, who said the farm will again sell yearlings in the September Keeneland sale rather than July.

    Lane's End Again Opts For Keeneland's Fall Yearling Sale

    For the second year in a row, Lane's End Farm will not have a consignment at the Keeneland July select yearling sale. Lane's End owner William S. Farish told The Blood-Horse on Wednesday that the farm would continue to focus its marketing efforts on Keeneland's September auction in 2001. Lane's End's consignment to the select portion of the 2000 Keeneland September yearling auction enjoyed phenomenal success. The 45 horses sold grossed $45,697,000.

  • Locals Hope to Purchase Camden Training Center

    A group of Camden, S.C., residents have secured pledges worth more than $1 million in the hope of purchasing the Camden Training Center from William S. Farish, who notified key members of the community last November of his intent to sell the 385-acre facility.

  • Weekend Surprise, the dam of classic winners Summer Squall and A.P. Indy, died after foaling a Belong to Me filly Tuesday.

    Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise Dead

    Weekend Surprise, dam of classic winners Summer Squall and A.P. Indy, died after foaling a Belong to Me filly Tuesday. The foaling was without incident, but that evening Weekend Surprise hemorrhaged and died. The filly has been placed on a nurse mare and is doing fine.

  • Lane's End owner William S. Farish has been nominated as ambassador to Great Britain.

    It's Official: Farish Nominated For Envoy Post

    President Bush on Monday nominated Lane's End Farm owner William S. Farish to be ambassador to Britain. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer announced the nomination during his daily press briefing. Farish, 62, is chairman of the board of Churchill Downs and is a Bush family friend. The nomination, which had been rumored for weeks, is subject to Senate confirmation. Farish played host to former president George Bush at last year's Kentucky Derby and to candidate Bush during the presidential election.

  • TOBAs Janney New Jockey Club Steward

    Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association chairman, Stuart S. Janney III, has joined the Board of Stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the position vacated by Dr. A. Gary Lavin at the expiration of his four-year term of office.<br>

  • Camden Training Center Could Be On Market

    In what he called a "reorganization," William S. Farish is looking for a buyer for his Camden Training Center in South Carolina. The prospect of the facility changing hands has preservationists and horsemen concerned it will be developed unless a benevolent individual or group decides to take ownership of the 385-acre facility.

  • The first foal sired by Horse of the Year Charismatic was born at Lane&#39;s End Farm on Tuesday.

    Charismatic's First Foal

    The first reported foal by Horse of the Year Charismatic was born at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., on Tuesday. The newborn colt is the third foal from the Danzig mare Tomisue's Girl, whose grade II stakes-winning dam, Glowing Honor, is a full or half-sister to six stakes winners, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Sea Hero. The next dam is Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Glowing Tribute.

  • Dixie Union, winning the Malibu Stakes in his final career start.

    Dixie Union to Stud at Diamond A Farms

    Dixie Union, who was retired due to a minor tendon injury following his victory in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I), will stand at stud at Gerald Ford's Diamond A Farms near Versailles, Ky. Diamond A raced the colt in partnership with his breeder, Herman Sarkowsky. Dixie Union will stand for a $30,000 live foal fee as the property of a syndicate managed by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm.

  • Hip 356, $6.8 million colt by Storm Cat out of Hum Along.

    Lane's End Boosts Keeneland Sale to Record Levels

    Boosted by competitive bidding between Sheikh Mohammed, Coolmore Stud interests, and clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the second session of Keeneland's fall yearling sale soared to record levels Tuesday, primarily on the strength of horses consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. Among the highlights were the sale of a Storm Cat colt for $6.8 million--the highest price paid for a yearling sold at auction in North America since 1985--and two apparently world record prices for yearling fillies.

  • Lemon Drop Kid, the morning after the Belmont Stakes.

    Lemon Drop Kid to Stand at Lane's End Farm

    William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and Mrs. Jeanne Vance announced Friday that Lemon Drop Kid, the 1999 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner who won last weekend's Whitney Handicap, will go to the Versailles, Ky. farm to stand at stud when he retires following this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on Nov. 4. The 4-year-old colt will be syndicated with the stud fee to be determined later.

  • Technology To Be Focus of Round Table

    Technology and its potential to revolutionize the Thoroughbred industry will be a major focus of presentations when The Jockey Club Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing convenes on Sunday, August 13.