Code of Honor to Stand at Lane's End

Code of Honor winning the TraversSarah Andrew

W.S. Farish-owned and bred multiple Grade I winner Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}–Reunited, by Dixie Union) will stand the 2022 season at Lane's End Farm. Earning almost $3 million in a career that included graded stakes performances each year from two to five, the colt is a six-time graded stakes winner and has a chance to add a seventh score at that level in Saturday's GII Hagyard Fayette S. at Keeneland.

Code of Honor graduated on debut before running second despite stumbling badly at the start in the GI Champagne S. Early in his 3-year-old season, he won the GII Fountain of Youth S., finished third in the GI Florida Derby and was runner-up in the GI Kentucky Derby. He followed that with scores in the GIII Dwyer S., GI Travers S. and GI Jockey Club Gold Cup against elders.

“Code of Honor impressed me from day one,” said trainer Shug McGaughey. “He is the type of horse every trainer dreams of; he is sound, balanced, and an efficient mover and takes to his training very well. What I saw him do as a 2-year-old when breaking his maiden at Saratoga gave me the confidence to go straight to a Grade I. Watching him overcome his bad break in the Champagne to run second was impressive and showed the heart and determination that's been a trademark of Code of Honor throughout his career.”

In his past two seasons, Code of Honor picked up graded stakes wins in the GIII Westchester S. and GIII Philip H. Iselin S. while also hitting the board in the GI Metropoilitan H., GII Kelso H. and GI Clark S.

“Code of Honor is a special horse on many different levels for us, and we're excited that he is returning home to the farm where he was born,” said Bill Farish of Lane's End. “He is what we like to see in a prospective stallion being a consistent performer at the highest level. He was a precocious 2-year-old that developed into a classic horse winning at the elite level. He has the proven race record, desired physical attributes and deep pedigree to make him the complete stallion package.”

Code of Honor is by European Champion Noble Mission and out of a W.S. Farish homebred who captured the GIII Thoroughbred Club of America S. and has produced eight winners from eight foals to race.

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